|Owner(s)||Arabella Hall, Blair Trathen|
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New Zealand native Blair Trathen and American Arabella Hall have years of experience in making wine in Oregon. Blair, who has a degree in soil science and climatology from the University of Otago and a diploma in viticulture and enology from Lincoln University in Canterbury, has worked at Shea Wine Cellars, Rex Hill, Hamacher, Archery Summit and Beaux Frères. Arabella also has a postgraduate degree from Lincoln and has worked in the Willamette Valley for Scott Paul, Raptor Ridge, Redman, Archery Summit and Beaux Frères. With the support of family and the winemaking community, they founded Trathen Hall Wines, a Pinot Noir specialist.
The wines are sold by phone direct or email (see website).
2018 Trathen Hall Ana Vineyard Dundee Hills Pinot Noir
13.8% alc., 50 cases, $45. Old vine composition unknown. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Aromas of red cherry and strawberry with a floral and stem note. Light to mid-weight flavors of cherry and strawberry that have good mid-palate presence and a long, black cherry driven riff on the finish. There is good harmony with mollified tannins and a good cut of acidity. Score: 92. Reviewed May 29, 2022 ARTICLE »