VOLUME 9, ISSUE 39
March 29, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir - The Seminars Adventures on the Pinot Trail: World of Pinot Noir: The Tastings Talisman: 2010 Pinots are a Giant Step Up from the Ordinary Pfendler Vineyards: Exceptional Wines in 2012 Honor Peter Pfendler Bernardus Winery: Pinot Noir Transcends the Ordinary Winter Games: Taste of International Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted California Wines Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Wines Pinot Briefs On The Pinot Trail: Rocking K Vineyard Cottages
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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