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A small, artisan producer of Oregon and Washington wines crafted at Bjornson Vineyard by winemaker Anne Ebenreiter Hubatch.
Wines offered include Willamette Valley Pinot Noir,, Vintner's Select Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, Bjornson Vineyard Pinot Noir and a Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc and Rosé, and Washington white and red varietals. The wines are sold through a mailing list or website email contact.
2014 Helioterra Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., pH 3.59, TA 0.57, 531 cases, $30. Five vineyards, multiple Dijon clones and Pommard. Aged 13 months in French oak barrels, 22% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Demure, but pleasant aromas of black cherry and oak spice. Very tasty juice, featuring ornate flavors of black cherry, black berry and pomegranate framed by structured tannins, and finishing with a burst of juicy, dark berry fruit. Supple and polished. Score: 90. Reviewed February 5, 2016 ARTICLE »
2013 Helioterra Vintner’s Select Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir
12.5% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.62, 125 cases, $38. Sourced from five vineyards, multiple Dijon clones and Pommard. Best of the cellar: vintner's favorite barrel from each of the five vineyards. Native yeast fermentation, aged 11 months in French oak barrels, 32% new. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Fruity nose offering aromas of red cherry, cranberry and complimentary oak. Silky and charming on the palate, with a modest attack of red cherry and red berry fruits with savory bent. Well-concealed tannins, good cherry and oak counter play, finishing with some cherry goodness. A solid offering, but in this vintage lacks engaging fruit concentration. Score: 89. Reviewed February 5, 2016 ARTICLE »