22 Jun WildAire Reviews from Wine Enthusiast are in!
The reviews for several of our 2018 wines are in from Wine Enthusiast!
WildAire 2018 Chardonnay Open Claim Vineyard – 94 Points – Editors’ Choice
The vineyard is just south of the Van Duzer Corridor AVA, hence the more generic Willamette Valley label. But this wine demonstrates the intensity and depth that this vineyard and region bring to what can be a rather dull and flimsy grape. Not so here! This vibrant wine sings with mixed tree fruits, vanilla bean, butterscotch and spicy highlights from 10 months in one-third new French oak. PAUL GREGUTT
WildAire 2018 Pinot Blanc Norma – 93 Points – Editors’ Choice
The winery has a very fine track record with this grape. There has been a change in vineyard sourcing, and the wine has been given a new name honoring the founder’s mother, but the quality is higher than ever. Taken all together, the techniques of whole-cluster pressing, spontaneous (wild) ferment and sur lie aging bring exceptional texture, detail, power and elegance to this wine. Lovely clover scents and rich, round apple-pear-peach fruit flavors keep the palate lively through a lingering finish. PAUL GREGUTT
WildAire 2018 Pinot Noir Timothy – Cellar Selection – 92 Points
Brambly, delicious, pinpoint flavors show the bright and spicy red berry, blueberry and red plum fruit to full effect. Aging 10 months in French oak brings a streak of clove and a lightly toasty shroud. Three vineyards are in the mix of this sophisticated, muscular and ageworthy wine. Drink now through the end of the decade. PAUL GREGUTT
WildAire 2018 Pinot Noir Yates Conwill Vineyard – 93 Points
There’s a pleasing softness to the mouthfeel, that opens up this young wine. It’s generously accented with flavors of toast, baking spices, sandalwood and almond paste, but the blueberry-blackberry fruit holds down the center. It’s an instantly likable wine, with medium weight and a drinking window through the late 2020s. PAUL GREGUTT
WildAire 2018 Pinot Noir Fairsing Vineyard – Editors’ Choice – 94 Points
Simply delicious, and yet structured for the long term, this single-vineyard selection brings a mix of strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit, along with touches of skin and leaf. The balance is spot-on, and the layers of complexity seem certain to develop further as the wine ages in bottle. It spent 10 months in 50% new French oak, and the resonant finish, which lingers for many minutes, is the key. PAUL GREGUTT
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