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Alexana Winery

Owner(s) Madaiah Revana MD
Web site www.alexanawinery.com
 
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Alexana Winery

Alexana Winery is owned by cardiologist Dr. Madaiah Revana, who also produces a highly touted Cabernet Sauvignon at his Napa winery, Revana Family Vineyard. The Alexana Winery is named after Revana’s daughter, Alexandra Revana. After enlisting the winemaking assistance of accomplished veteran Lynn Penner-Ash, Revana acquired an 80-acre property in the Dundee Hills that was planted between 2003 and 2007 to 13 acres of Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. 38 additional acres of Pinot Noir were planted to several clones. Currently, there are 56 acres planted to Pinot Noir, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Chardonnay.

The first two estate wines, a Pinot Noir and a Pinot Gris, were released from the 2006 vintage. In 2012, two estate Pinot Noirs were offered including an Estate bottling and Signature, a reserve bottling as well as very limited wine club offerings. Total production is 6,000 cases annually. Managing winemaker is Bryan Weil. Vineyard manager is Evan Bellingar.

A new modern tasting room opened in October 2011 at 12001 Northeast Worden Hill Rd in Dundee. The three-story house is LEED-certified Gold. A state-of-the-art winery facility is set to open next door for harvest 2012. The winery produces 5,000 cases annually with a projected production of 8,000 cases.

Revana also collaborates with winemaker Tony Rynders to produce Pinot Noir under the Sitar label

Reviewed Wines

2012 Alexana Revana Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $48. Each cluster triple hand-sorted, individual blocks fermented separately, native yeast fermentation. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Extroverted aromas of black raspberry, blackberry jam, vanilla and barrique lead to a sweet attack of middleweight fruits including black raspberry and boysenberry. The fruit is very ripe in this vintage particularly by Oregon standards, and complimented by spicy oak, and firm, but nearly imperceptible tannins. A rich and sumptuous wine with a very long, generous and chewy finish. Score: 93. Reviewed January 22, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 Alexana Signature Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., 250 cases, $75. Favorite 10 barrels from the 2012 vintage. Aged 11 months in 38% new French oak barrels and bottle aged for 14 months before release. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. The pleasing nose is relatively shy, offering aromas of dark fruits and a hint of oak vanillin. Full-bodied, lush and concentrated on the palate, with layers of dark red and purple fruits. Impeccably balanced with enough tannic bones to age and a complimentary whisper of smoky oak, this wine retains a juicy, vibrancy despite its heft and finishes with uncommon length and purpose. An impressive wine that emotes. Score: 95. Reviewed January 22, 2015 ARTICLE »

2010 Alexana Revana Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.1% alc., 1,654 cases, $42. A blend of eight clones. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely nose offering aromas of black cherries, black raspberries, and subtle oak spice, fading a bit over time in the glass. Modest but appealing richness featuring well-spiced black cherry and dark berry fruits with a hint of dried herbs in the background. A wine of attractive finesse with mild tannins and a fruit-filled finish. Balance is spot on. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 ARTICLE »

2010 Alexana Signature Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., 236 cases, $75. A barrel selection from estate fruit. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Shy nose picking up interest and intensity over time in the glass offering alluring aromas of dark red cherries and berries accented with nutmeg spice. Seamless and soft in the mouth, even creamy, with a full-bodied core of deep red cherry and berry fruits backed by well-integrated oak. Similar to the regular bottling in flavor but more stacked and packed. Remarkable phenolic ripeness and intensity at a relatively low alcohol percentage. Reviewed November 24, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Alexana Revana Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., $40. · Darkly colored in the glass. Aromas of black raspberries, cassis, spice and oak. The flavors echo the aromas in a richly endowed fruit-driven wine with a mild oak presence in the background. Big and darkly fruited and a touch on the ripe side with a hint of raisin. Lacks the Dundee Hills signature. Good. Reviewed January 12, 2012 ARTICLE »

2008 Alexana Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $38. Six clonal selections from microblocks in the Revana Vineyard. Proprietor Dr. Madaiah Revara bottles several Pinot Noirs under the Alexana label, a tribute to his daughter, Alexandra. The winemaker is Lynn Penner-Ash. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Nuanced perfume of strawberries, red cherries, spice, vanilla, biscuit and oak. Delicious array of red berry and red stone fruits with a pop of cherry on the finish. A seductive, silky wine that really shows off the red fruit character of the Dundee Hills. Has the balance to last in the cellar. Very good (+). Reviewed April 11, 2011 ARTICLE »

2007 Alexana Revana Vineyard Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $38. The inaugural estate Pinot Noir. Six clones including 113, 115, 667, 777, Pommard and W├Ądenswil. The winemaker is Lynn Penner-Ash. The proprietor is Dr. Madaiah Revana who named this wine as a tribute to his daughter Alexandra. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Lovely and seductive nose which hints at gardenias upon opening, evolving to reveal aromas of strawberry tart, baking spices and red cherries. Soft and elegant on the palate with gossamer tannins, offering the delicious essence of fresh red berry fruits with herbs, toasty oak, and spices under tow. A feminine expression of Pinot Noir that holds considerable charm. Reviewed June 22, 2010 ARTICLE »

2007 Wahle Vineyards & Cellars Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.4% alc., $42. Sourced from the original estate vineyard planting of 1974, one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley. Willakenzie soils. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of black fruit, pipe tobacco, bark, dark rose petals and a pharmaceutical note. Juicy and smooth on the palate with mid weight flavors of blackberries and black currant backed by sinewy tannins and bright acidity. Good. Reviewed June 4, 2013 ARTICLE »