Flight Tasting Notes
Pinot Gris Estate 2018
Pinot Gris Estate is harvested from our cooler western vineyard block where coastal influence mediates our warm summer sun and enhances extended fall hangtime. Fermented in vessels of acacia barrels, oak barrels, stainless, and Italian terracotta, the site is known for expressing bright and savory fruit. The flint undertone makes you think of the 52 million year old volcanic marine sediment from which the vines grow.
Chardonnay Willamette Valley Oregon 2018
A careful blend from select vineyards of the Willamette Valley allows us to create elegant, delicately aromatic Chardonnay. You’ll find subtle texture and bright fruit notes framed by a bare whisper of the fermentation expressed from French oak barrels.
Medium straw in color with hints of gold, this fresh Chardonnay offers green apricot, narcissus blossoms, and a kiss of oak with a dollop of cream. Vary the serving temperature to highlight the range of qualities: well-chilled will emphasize lime and cool will highlight the cream. Enjoy 3-7 years.
-cacio e pepe
-chips and salsa
Pinot Noir Estate Rosé 2018
A Rosé made of Pinot Noir, we leave our grapes on short skin contact at harvest before pressing the juice for fermentation in stainless and neutral oak. Our Rosé expresses the complexity of the Pinot Noir grape with the pale color of an ethereal rose, appealing to a multitude of palates and menus.
Leaning towards purple orchid on the Pantone palette, this medium bodied Rosé has the balance of a classic film beauty: delicate notes of cherry and exotic fruits, flint, saline and racey spice adds interest and sophistication with a tease of sweetness in the finish. Enjoy chilled throughout the summer, with sushi, and at Thanksgiving.
-veggie breakfast scramble
-tuna with olive oil and olives
-goat cheese pizza
Pinot Noir Deer Run 115 2017
Over centuries, clones of the Pinot Noir grapevine have been both carefully and serendipitously cultivated. Planted in 1998, our Deer Run 115 showcases the Pinot Noir Dijon 115 clone. Here on our estate site, this clone consistently shows layers of red fruit such as strawberry and dark raspberry.
Like a glass of cherry juice with more red than purple, a heady, surprisingly perfumed nose, this single vineyard Pinot Noir expression surprises with a rich, round palate and broad tannins. The flavor profile is of a dark-fruited compote of late season blueberries, brown sugar, toasted oak, and cacao. The wine finishes medium long and should be enjoyed within 3-7 years.
-sweet potato chili
-slow cooker pork
Pinot Noir Old Block Pommard 2018
Our inaugural vine, Old Block Pommard is vinted from the oldest vines planted on the Coleman estate in 1991. These self-rooted vines are dry-farmed, encouraging them to grow deep into the basalt bedrock, giving our Pommard clone distinct earthy & vinous sensory notes layered with dark cherry and fine tannins. Because of this distinct rich flavor, we don’t blend this wine with any other Pinot Noir grapes- only 100% Pommard!
Pinot Noir Estate Reserve 2018
Coleman Pinot Noir Estate Reserve is a celebration of our vineyard terroir and winemaking style. The blend is lovingly culminated from both exceptional barrels and that unusual, special ‘something’ barrel that piques our interest. Like a symphony, if you listen carefully, you’ll hear the various instruments. Let the music flow together, and something beautiful is created.
Glacial Rock Vin Glace Pinot Gris 2015
A dessert-style wine, our Glacial Rock is crafted from a vineyard block of Pinot Gris left hanging later into the harvest season. We press frozen grapes to create a medium body wine that is delicious with both an appetizer and a final course cheese plate. The Glacial Rock name comes from the largest glacial erratic rock in the valley, which traveled by glacier to our neighborhood during an Ice Age flood about 15,000 years ago.