Wine 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.
Golden straw and with the weight of a viognier or an exotic chardonnay. Notes of peach and mango and fresh, racy acidity are nicely balanced with a dollop of cream and flint. This is not a simple gris yet it is clean and infinitely sip-able. Enjoy with shrimp stir fry, especially garlic pepper shrimp, grilled mahi, or any fish taco. Spicy foods push a fun, candied note in this wine but anything garlic is the real winner. Pork loin anyone? Or just a porch.
Pinot Gris Estate 2019
A very pretty wine that shows some skin! This is one of the best Coleman Gris in years and a perfect example of small batch, cool-climate estate gris with gentle skin contact and much TLC. Plumeria and apple blossoms, meyer lemon, and a kiss of toasted nectarine tart, are complemented with just the right amount of zing. Balanced weight with a meringue finish.
Best appreciated with good company, grilled ono, a fine chevre (we love Oregon’s Rivers Edge), or whatever leftovers are in the fridge.
Pinot Noir Rosé Estate 2021
A rosé saignée of pinot noir, we leave our grapes on short skin contact at harvest prior to barrel fermentation. 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.
Delicate salmon hued, this is a true saignée of pinot noir, gently pressed immediately after harvest and fermented in neutral oak barrels that support a natural, cool fermentation. Fresh cherry notes are complemented by flint, saline and citrus flavors. To enjoy the true depth of flavor, serve cool but not cold with a ham & cheese croissant, a nicoise salad, sashimi, California rolls, chevre-stuffed bell peppers, sweet & sour pork, or pear and leek braised chicken and a good friend.
Pinot Noir Estate 2018
Pinot Noir Estate is a slow-shuttered portrait of each vintage, uniquely expressing the fruit, earth, and weather of our estate vineyard. We listen carefully to the grape, our winemaking role to coach and coax the essence and history into a fine bottle of wine.
Baking spice and sweet cherry crostata, braised apple and late season fruits are in harmony with early season bright notes of rhubarb and strawberry and cedar forest. The tannins are fine-grained yet give something to chew on. A classic pinot that evokes dreams of picnic lunches, roast chicken, spaghetti, cold lamb sandwiches, or a sweet potato curry.
Pinot Noir Old Block Pommard 2019
Old Block Pommard is vinted from the oldest vines planted on the Coleman estate in 1991. These self-rooted vines grow deep into the basalt bedrock, giving our Pommard clone distinct earthy & vinous sensory notes layered with dark cherry and fine tannins.
Garnet charm leads to cherry juice, crisp Santa Rosa plum and starfruit, delicate floral and graphite notes, and a suggestion of cola. Silk crepe tannins drape across the palate and the juicy, ample finish encourages a range of classic dishes from grilled salmon with morels to duck confit with lentils or tarte flambée to pork ramen or a mushroom & fennel risotto. Old Block is always a charmer and this vintage does not disappoint.
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.
This broad shouldered, toasted oak, mesquite, nutmeg and lilac layered otherwise serious wine also has a playful passion fruit and cherry thread and a vibrant nose. Refined, ponson silk velvet tannins. Ideal sip for sip, or paired with any of your Pinot Noir classics:
Plank-grilled salmon, duck, game, casseroles or, of course, beef stew.