490 cases produced (Released on 11/20/10)
Enticing aromas of rose petals, strawberry jam, cherries, and cola that merge with whiffs of allspice. A sumptuous entry evolves into a creamy mid-palate of fine grained tannins with flavors of Bing cherries, caramel, and vanilla. A well integrated balance of acidity and tannin combine with a medium finish that allows this wine to be paired with a variety of meals. Enjoy it with Roasted Pork Loin smothered with a Chanterelle Mushroom sauce.
Our Timothy blend was created in honor of my Father’s name and his love of the Pommard Clone of Pinot Noir. Early in my career my father always had a love for the Pinots that I made using this clone and he’d always ask me if I was getting some Pommard from one of my vineyard sources. When he passed away in 2008 my thoughts turned to creating a wine to honor his memory and I think that he’d love the way that this wine has turned out. Three vineyards with different Clones comprise this blend, with a significant component (25%) from the Pommard Clone. The grapes for this wine were destemmed, with 5% remaining whole cluster, and then cold soaked for 7 days. The fermenters were inoculated with yeast and then hand punched until dryness. Each lot was pressed off and settled before going to barrel. This wine is very approachable right now and it makes a great everyday Pinot Noir table wine.
Clay Court Vineyard is owned by Elk Cove Vineyards and is located in Sherwood, Oregon. The vineyard sits on the eastern side of Parrett Mountain in the Chehalem Mountains AVA and is sustainably farmed using LIVE vineyard practices.
31% Clay Court Vineyard - Dijon Clones 114 and 777
Illahe Vineyard is owned by Lowell and Pauline Ford and is located in Dallas, Oregon. Its 50 acres are nestled in the foothills of the coast range in the middle of the Willamette Valley AVA and is LIVE and Salmon Safe certified.
43% Illahe Vineyard – Dijon Clone 115 and Pommard
Zenith Vineyard is owned by Tim and Kari Ramey and is located near Salem. It rests on a southeast slope of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA and is also a LIVE certified vineyard.
26% Zenith Vineyard –Dijon Clones 115 and 777
Aged for 10 months in only 5% new French Oak (Billon), and 22% once-filled French Oak barrels
Reviews & Awards
October 2011 – Robert Parker’s “The Wine Advocate”
WildAire’s new releases begin with the 2009 Pinot Noir Timothy, a three vineyard blend utilizing a variety of clones and 5% whole clusters with aging for 10 months in 5% new French oak. It offers up an alluring perfume of spicy red fruits, floral notes, and damp earth. This sets the stage for an intense, layered, easy-to-understand wine that offers great value in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Drink it over the next 5-6 years.
The 2011 Portland Seafood and Wine Festival Wine Competition
2009 Wildaire Cellars Timothy Pinot Noir “Silver Medal”
Price – $20 per bottle or $216 per case
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