2014 Pinot noir Dardis 1.5

2014 Pinot noir Dardis 1.5
2014 Pinot noir Dardis 1.5

Our 2014 Pinot noir Dardis is the product of the warmest growing season on record in Oregon. Our vineyard observed bud break April 11 and this was followed by beautiful gentle rains throughout April and May.  

Bloom occurred the first week of June with verásion following in early August.  Our fruit showed incredible flavors and structure at harvest with higher than expected yields. 

Our estate-grown Pinot noir Dardis from the west portion of Fairsing Vineyard is named for Mary Ann McNally’s paternal grandmother Hannah Dardis. 

This beautifully distinct wine is a velvety blend of Dijon 115 (58%), Wadensvil (31%) and Pommard (11%). 

Earthy aromatics and dark fruit flavors combine with an elegant tannic framework offering gorgeous mouthfeel and a lingering finish.

This elegant wine aged 10 months in 30% new French oak barrels with a limited production of 210 cases.

VarietalPinot noir
Varietal Composition58% Dijon 115
31% Wadensvil
11% Pommard
VineyardFairsing Vineyard
Harvest Date09/16/2014
AgingAged 10 months in 30% new French oak
Volume1.5 liter
Bottling Date09/01/2015
Cases Produced210

“The Dardis designate is a mix of Wädenswil and Dijon 115 clones, aged for 10 months in 30% new French oak. Cherry, berry and chocolate flavors meld gracefully with a thread of cola. There’s a briary undertone to the fruit, and a dusting of cocoa over the tannins. This is ready to enjoy immediately” Paul Gregutt, Published 2/1/2017.

Fairsing Vineyard is managed sustainably in Oregon’s Yamhill- Carlton American Viticulture Area (AVA) with 38 acres of Pinot noir and five acres of Chardonnay in production. 

The vineyard is nestled inside an 80-acre Certified Family Forest distinguished by biodiversity, varied topography, and panoramic views of the Northern Willamette Valley.  

Fairsing Vineyard is a certified member of the Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) Association, the Salmon Safe program, the American Tree Farm System and are signatories of the Willamette Valley Oak Accord.

A veteran of the wine industry since the early 1970’s, Robert Brittan began his career in the Central Valley of California. Robert attended the University of California at Davis, graduating with a degree in Fermentation Science in 1981. 

Robert attended the University of California at Davis, graduating in 1981 with a degree in Fermentation Science. His early work includes crafting wines for St. Andrews Vineyard and world-class Cabernet and Chardonnay for Far Niente Winery.

in 1988 Robert joined Stags’ Leap Winery and served as winemaker and general manager for the 240 acres of vineyards, gardens and wilderness that make up the historic Napa site. 

In 2004, eager to focus on cool climate vareitals, Robert moved from California to Oregon wine country. In addition to managing his own vineyard and crafting wines for Brittan Vineyards, Robert is the consulting winemaker for select vineyards in the Willamette Valley.

A firm believer that wines are much more compelling as they age, Robert is committed to a minimalist winemaking style and partners with exceptional vineyard sites to craft wines that cellar beautifully.

Since 2012, Robert and his team have been crafting wines for Fairsing that are expressive and distinctive to the property. Robert’s enthusiasm for the varied exposures, geology, micro-climates, and selections across Fairsing Vineyard is reflected in his site-driven wines. 

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