2015 Pinot noir Estate 1.5

2015 Pinot noir Estate 1.5
2015 Pinot noir Estate 1.5

Well balanced with both bold dark fruit and earthy elegance, this wine has a deep garnet color and velvety texture that travels seamlessly from front to back of the palate. 

Expansive savory notes of charred baking spices and cracked black pepper meet ripe black cherry, soft white flowers and oak moss. Enjoy the fruit forward qualities of this warm weather vintage now or cellar for the next decade. 

Harvested September 9, 2015, this wine was fermented in two-ton fermenters and then moved to barrels, 30% of which were new French oak. It was aged in barrel 10 months and bottled September 24, 2016. 

Our 2015 Pinot noir represents the entire 43-acre vineyard and contains fruit from every portion of our rolling hillsides. The selections contained in this bottle are Wadenswil, Pommard, Dijon 777 and 115 with final alcohol of 14.4%. 

720 case production.

VarietalPinot noir
Varietal CompositionDijon 777 and 115, Pommard and Wadeswil
AppellationYamhill-Carlton AVA
VineyardFairsing Vineyard
DesignationPinot noir
Harvest Date09/09/2015
Aging10 months in new French oak
Volume1.5 liter
Bottling Date09/14/2016
Cases Produced720
89 Points - Wine Spectator:
Cherry and blueberry aromas offer a floral note, opening to precise and vibrant flavors that finish with a slight grip of tannins. Drink now through 2021. 
–Tim Fish, Senior Editor
90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
This wine's strawberry and raspberry flavors carry a slightly funky bouquet, but call it a feature, not a flaw. It has salted caramel notes from aging for nine months in 30% new French oak, and it's creamy and focused on the palate, finishing on a hint of cola.
- Paul Gregutt, Contributing Editor

Fairsing Vineyard is managed sustainably in Oregon's Yamhill-Carlton American Viticulture Area (AVA) with 38 acres of Pinot noir and two acres of Chardonnay in production. Fairsing Vineyard is a certified member of the Low Input Viticulture and Enology (LIVE) Association, the Salmon Safe program and the American Tree Farm SystemNo pesticides or persistent herbicides are utilized on our 170 acre site.

Our vineyard has a diverse ecosystem, including 80 acres dedicated to a Certified Family Forest. The site is a micro watershed with numerous streams supplying Chehalem Creek. Green reserves adjacent to the vineyard blocks are maintained to enhance biodiversity.

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 has made wines for Far Niente Winery, St. Andrews Vineyard and Stags’ Leap Winery. In addition to managing his own vineyard and crafting wines for Brittan Vineyards, Robert is the consulting winemaker for a few 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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