2013: The Year of the Storm.
We are pleased to release our wines from the 2013 vintage and even more pleased to share that the 2013 Last Chapter is the only Pinot Noir from the United States to be included in the Wine & Spirits Magazine as one of the Top 100 wines of 2015.
In Oregon, 2013 will forever be known as the year of the “Storm”. The heavens opened and 10 inches of rain fell in the Valley over one weekend in the middle of harvest. We have no doubt that Arks were built and we saw the animals starting to line up in pairs.
We know that some journalists and critics saw the “Storm” as sufficient reason to write off the vintage before a single drop of wine was even produced. However, at Chapter 24, the “Storm” turned out to be a blessing. It seems that what makes good weather drama can produce wines of rich opulent flavor held within a light transparent texture at naturally low alcohol levels. The “Storm”, wrote the Last Chapter 2013 by extending the harvest and encouraging a microbial diversity that, when allowed to flourish in the winery, produced a wine that is full of delicious contrast.
Fire and Flood 2013: Wine is the last chapter of three unique but interwoven stories: Weather, soil and the chaotic crazy activities of the vast population of microbial actors that transform sweet simple grape juice into the complex magic of fine wine. The Fire and Flood Pinot Noirs highlight the differences in wines that are produced from grapes grown in the older, rockier, volcanic soils of the Willamette Valley as compared with the wines that come from vineyards planted in the younger richer soils brought by the ice age flooding of the Columbia River. The two soils of the Willamette Valley produce wines of contrasting flavors, textures and perfumes and offer us a unique opportunity to think about why we like the wines we like.
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