Vineyard: The Potter's

OwnersBill Sanchez, Sandy Sanchez
AppellationChehalem Mountains
StoryFormerly Laura Volkman Estate Vineyard. Acquired by new owners, Bill and Sandy Sanchez before harvest in 2012.
Dates Planted2001
Acres3.2
LocationNewberg, Oregon.
SoilsJory and Laurelwood
VarietiesPinot Noir
Clones114, 115, 667, 777, Pommard
ManagersBill Sanchez, Sandy Sanchez

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2012 The Potter’s Vineyard Dario Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 220 cases, $28. Replaces Laura Volkman’s St. James Estate. Named after Portland icon Dario Casciato. A blend of both Jacob and Rachel blocks of the vineyard. 100% de-stemmed. Aged 10 months in 25% new French oak and 8 months in bottle. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Shy aromas of black cherry with an echo of oak. Juicy mid weight black cherry core with a modest oak sheen. The tannins are balanced and there is some finishing intensity. A fairly simple but enjoyable wine that is much more aromatic and flavorful the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Decant if you must drink now. Score: 89. Reviewed June 2, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 The Potter’s Vineyard Estate Reserve Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

14.2% alc., 25 cases, $55. Replaces the Jacob and Rachel bottlings of Laura Volkman. Primarily Pommard clone. 100% de-stemmed. Aged on lees 10 months in 100% new French oak, bottle aged for 8 months. Unfined and unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Nicely perfumed with deep, penetrating aromas of black cherry, black raspberry, rose petal, anise and spice. Full-bodied, yet charming, with a rich core of darker stone and berry fruits, cola and spice. Very Pommard in character. The fruit is wrapped in fine-grain, supportive tannins, the texture is soft and seamless, and the finish has some pleasing sap. Pleasurable now, but will benefit from another 6-12 months in bottle. Score: 91. Reviewed June 2, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »