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
Saffron Fields Vineyard
Owned by Dr. Angela Summers and Sanjeev Lahoti, both chemical engineers, hail from Houston, Texas. They became wine enthusiasts and made their first trip to the Willamette Valley in 2003, not knowing much about the area other than the fact that Oregon was a great place for Pinot Noir. They met with a realtor to look for properties with vineyard potential and found a grass seed farm on Laughlin Road in Yamhill. Four months later, they bought the property which is located close to WillaKenzie Estate, Lenne and Deux Verts Vineyard.
While they developed the property, they made trips a few times a year and stayed in a small shack on the vineyard. They planted their first 12 acres of Pinot Noir (Pommard) in 2007, and 12 additional acres in 2009 (Dijon 777, 115 and 2A).
The initial grapes were purchased by winemaker Tony Rynders who became their winemaker. The vineyard is managed by Results Partners LLC.
Plans are afoot to plant a sustainable farmstead including an orchard, vegetable garden and art garden. A small tasting room is scheduled to open in 2013.
The wine is available through Northwest Wines to You.
Articles About Saffron Fields Vineyard
2010 Saffron Fields Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton District Oregon Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., $48. Vinified by Tony Rynders. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Very fragrant reminiscent of fresh blackberry jam. Juicy and easy to drink, with a tasteful array of berry flavors backed by a complimentary barrel presence. Broad in the mouth with good ripeness, supple tannins. a very soft and velvety mouth feel, and a generous, fruit-driven finish. This vineyard is very impressive in 2010 (see also 2010 Roots Saffron Fields Pinot Noir). Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
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