VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Blakeslee Vineyard Estate
Bill and Sheila Blakeslee bought this 20-acre estate formerly known as Quail Hill Vineyard in 2005. The estate has produced Pinot Noir grapes for over 13 years and potentially is one of the Chehalem Mountains best vineyard sites. The vineyard is dry-farmed and will be LIVE certified with the 2012 harvest. 10 acres of Dijon 115 and 5 acres of Pommard planted in Laurelwood soils.
Patricia Green sourced grapes from this vineyard for a highly regarded bottling through 2005. The first Blakeslee Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir came in 2006 and in 2010, Robert Brittan join the Blakeslee team as winemaker. The wines are produced at The Carlton Winemaker's Studio.
A tasting room opening is planned for 2012. Both a Williamette Valley and Reserve Pinot Noir are produced. The wines are sold through the website store.
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