Vineyard: Winderlea

OwnersBill Sweat, Donna Morris
AppellationDundee Hills
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Winderlea Winderlea Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 751 cases, $60. Released May 2013. Pommard, Coury, 114, 115, 667 and 777 clones. Aged 10 months in 17% new French oak barrels. From a 20-acre vineyard first planted in 1974. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The nose is replete with strawberry, cranberry, red cherry, dried herbs and hay aromas. Crisp and tangy on the palate with lighter weight flavors of dark red berries, spice, green tea and tarry oak. The dry tannins are powdery and the wine is easy to drink, but lacks fruit ripeness and power as a result of this cool vintage. Score: 87. Reviewed November 9, 2013 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Winderlea Winderlea Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $54. Formerly the Goldschmidt Vineyard. 20 acres planted in 1974 in Jory soils. Ideal southwestern exposure. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. An aristocratic wine with upscale aromas of well-ripened black cherries and black raspberries. The intensely fruity palate features earth-kissed dark cherries, raspberries, plum and purple grapes. A citrus-infused acidity brings lift and vibrancy to the wine. Quite enjoyable now, but has the structure and balance to indicate it will benefit from further cellaring. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Winderlea Winderlea Legacy Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $75. This wine highlights the favorite characteristics of the estate vineyard. · Light reddish color in the glass. The nose offers a terrific blast of crushed cherry perfume with a hint of spice. Delicious essence of ripe, dark red cherries with a sidecar of raspberries and pomegranates. A citrus-laden underbelly brings the wine to life. Lacy tannins, well-integrated oak and an appealing elegance completes the picture. Like red lingerie, sure to attract attention. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2008 Winderlea Vineyard & Winery Winderlea Vineyard Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $53. From a 20-acre estate vineyard planted in 1974 (formerly Goldschmidt Vineyard). 480 foot elevation, southwest exposure, Jory soils. · Moderately light reddish-purple in the glass. Shy dark red fruit aromas with hints of baking spice, dried herbs and oak. Delicate flavors of red cherries, cranberries and red currants finishing with a hint of oak, green herbs, spice and grapefruit peel. A bit shallow on the mid palate and finish, leaving you wanting more. Soft and silky in the mouth with a lively grip of acidity. Picks up some charm over time in the glass. Still holding its own two days later from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Tasted twice with consistent results. Good (+). Reviewed May 15, 2011 WINERY » ARTICLE »