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2015 Antithesis Pinot Noir

2015 Antithesis Pinot Noir As night becomes day, dark fades into light. In this spirit, the Antithesis came into being. From a black grape, Pinot Noir, we made white wine. The Antithesis is Oregon Pinot Noir in a less traditional

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2014 Historian Pinot Noir

2014 Historian Pinot Noir The Historian is a chronicle of each vintage. Like a page in a book, the Historian conveys what happened in the growing season. This vintage, 2014, was fueled by hot weather. The period of ripening was

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2013 Historian Pinot Noir

2013 Historian Pinot Noir The Historian is a chronicle of each vintage. Like a page in a book, the Historian conveys what happened in the growing season. This vintage, 2013, is the story of a gamble. The weather was warm

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2013 Diplomat Pinot Noir

2013 Diplomat Pinot Noir As in past vintages, the 2013 Diplomat is a blend of two vineyard sites: Beacon Hill and Barron Wahl vineyards. The plant parentage of the Diplomat is 100% Pommard clone of Pinot Noir. The fruit was

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2012 Historian Pinot Noir

2012 Historian

2012 Historian Pinot Noir In every vintage, I make the Historian to define the growing season. A long, warm summer made 2012 a year of distinction. The summer was dry with over three months without rain. The chemistry of the

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2012 Diplomat Pinot Noir

Diplomat 2012

2012 Diplomat Pinot Noir The 2012 Diplomat is a blend of two vineyard sites: Beacon Hill and Barron Wahl Vineyards. These grapes were picked at the beginning of the harvest season, which allowed for a wine with natural restraint. The

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2011 Diplomat Pinot Noir

2011 Diplomat Pinot Noir The Diplomat is a blend of two vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. The two vineyards are the Chehalem Mountain Vineyard, first planted in 1968, and Tuckwilla Vineyard, located in the Dundee Hills.  These two lots

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2010 Historian Pinot Noir

Historian 2010

2010 Historian Pinot Noir The second installment of the Historian is a true classic. 2010 was a long cool vintage. The grapes struggled to achieve maturity and the sun hid for most of the summer. Flocks of hungry birds descended

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2010 Aristocrat Gewurztraminer

Aristocrat 2010

2010 Aristocrat Gewurztraminer Yes that is right, Idealist Wines has dry Gewurztraminer! In 2010 we seized the opportunity to buy some excellent organically grown Gewurztraminer grapes from Oak Ridge Vineyard. This fruit was top shelf, pampered, and high quality. Like

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2009 Historian Pinot Noir

Historian 2009

2009 Historian Pinot Noir From bloom to glass every year is full of stories. As a winemaker, I must choose which tale to tell in each bottle. So I wait and let the wine show me its story. Some wines

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