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|Owner(s)||Patricia Feller, Tom Feller|
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Artisanal Wine Cellars is inspired by the American Arts and Crafts movement and their logo reflects this. This small producer crafts wines at August Cellars located on Hwy 99W between Sherwood and Newburg, Oregon. The first release was in 2005. Pinot Noirs are produced from Adams Vineyard and Jubilee Vineyard, both located in the Chehalem Mountains appellation.
A tasting room is located in downtown Newberg.
2006 Artisanal Wine Cellars Adams Vineyard Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 286 cases, $28. This wine is composed of 25% self rooted Pommard planted in 1976, 25% self rooted Pommard planted in 1988, and 50% root stock 667 and 777 planted in 2002. Jory soils. Raised in 30% new French oak. Tom and Patricia Feller started Artisanal in 2005. Crafted at August West Cellars on Highway 99W between Sherwood and Newberg. · Bright and fresh red cherry and red berry scents. Light to medium bodied red fruited flavors with mild drying tannins. A decent, but not terribly exciting drink. Reviewed December 17, 2008 ARTICLE »
2006 Artisanal Wine Cellars Adams Vineyard Reserve Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir
14.7% alc., 214 cses , $38. 80% self rooted Pommard planted in 1976, 10% self rooted Pommard planted in 1988, and 10% root stock 667 and 777 planted in 2002. Aged in 88% new French oak. A barrel selection. · This is clearly a step up from the regular bottling. Vibrant and long well-spiced cherry aromas. Powerfully flavored dark red fruits that are rich and succulent. Beautifully balanced with admirable integration of oak and alcohol. The silky finish goes on and on. Whoa, yeah, hell yeah! Reviewed December 17, 2008 ARTICLE »