Vidon Vineyard

Owner(s) Don Hagge, Vicki Hagge
Web site www.vidonvineyard.com
 
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Vidon Vineyard

A peitite vineyard and winery operation owned and operated by Don & Vicki Hagge for more than 15 years. Situated in the Chehalem Mountains at an elevation between 400 and 500 feet facing south towards the Red Hills of Dundee, Vidon (VEE-DOHN) was planted in vines after the land was bought in 1999. The wines are produced by the owners and sell it out of the winery through the tasting room and a wine club.

The varietal lineup includes 3-clone and single clone Pommard, 777 and 115 Pinot Noirs, Tempranillo, Cabernet Franc, Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Blanc and Viognier.

The tasting room is open Friday through Monday from 11:00 to 4:00 or by appointment at 17425 NE Hillside Drive in Newberg.

Reviewed Wines

2014 VIDON Vineyard Estate 3 Clones Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., pH 3.67, TA 0.55, 710 cases, $40, Vinolok glass closure. Release September 2016. Twelfth vintage from this block. A blend of the three clones in the VIDON Vineyard. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Fruity aromas of black cherry and black currant lead off, infused with savory aromas of spice, fig and oak. Very ripe but not over ripe flavors of black cherry and black raspberry along with a thread of herbs. The fruit is vivid and fresh in quality, the texture is silky, and the cherry and raspberry infused finish really satisfies. Score: 91. Reviewed August 29, 2016 ARTICLE »

2013 VIDON Vineyard Estate Brigita Clone 777 Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.53, 95 cases, $50, Vinolok glass closure. 11th vintage from this block. Harvested before heavy rains started that year in late summer. 100% clone 777. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas and flavors of blueberry compote, cherry, raspberry and graham impress in this wonderfully balanced wine that is sleek, easy to drink, and finishes with a gloriously long, fruit-filled finish. Score: 93. Reviewed August 29, 2016 ARTICLE »

2013 VIDON Vineyard Estate Hons Clone Pommard Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.70, TA 0.53, 100 cases, $50, Vinolok glass closure. Eleventh vintage from this block of Pommard clone. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. Delicate aromas of cherry, cranberry relish and savory herbs. Light to mid weight in style, with a core of bright cherry fruit infused with cola, baking spice and Provencal herb flavors, supported by chalky tannins. The finish impresses for its juiciness. This wine demonstrates the influence of site on clone, for this Pommard based wine is not the dark black cherry fruited, ripe and sappy Pommard based wine that one has come to expect from the Russian River Valley of California. Score: 91. Reviewed August 29, 2016 ARTICLE »

2013 VIDON Vineyard Estate Mirabelle Clone 115 Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

14.3% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.55, 96 cases, $50, Vinolok glass closure. Eleventh vintage from this block of clone 115. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 35% new. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. Generous aromas of Bing cherry, raspberry, and strawberry with an earthy undertone. The ornate cherry and raspberry fruit really pops on the palate. A touch of spice and a sidecar of oak add interest, Very juicy and refreshing, with impeccable balance and a raspberry-fueled finish that is heavenly. I was giddy over this one. Score: 94. Reviewed August 29, 2016 ARTICLE »

2011 VIDON Vineyard Estate Barrel Select Chehalem Mountains Oregon Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., pH 3.60, TA 0.63, 99 cases, $80, Vinolok glass closure. Pommard and 777. Four favorite winemaker barrels. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Enticing aromas of black cherry, sous-bois and saddle leather lead to a middleweight wine replete with black cherry and blackberry fruits as well as savory herb highlights. The tannins are well-concealed and there is some length on the dry finish. Admirable concentration in this challenging vintage. The wine has aged nicely and after five years, is probably at its apogee. Score: 92. Reviewed August 29, 2016 ARTICLE »



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