2021 Tzum Oak Ridge Spring Ephemeral
Label: Hiyu Wine Farm
Winemakers: Nate Ready, China Tresemer & co.
Fruit: Pinot Noir
Region: Oregon, Pinot Noir
like feeling the beat of ones heart in the pure darkness
organic / biodynamic / permaculture
Oak Ridge is planted on a hillside above the White Salmon River on the way to Trout Lake. It is the Northernmost vineyard in the Columbia Gorge and the one most impacted by weather systems from Mt. Adams. It is farmed in a gentle and thoughtful way by Thomas and Marlene Woodward.
The wine from the site is Alpine in a way that transcends its identity as Pinot Noir, and this is truer than ever with the 2021 vintage. The wine is shimmering and ethereal but also slightly cloudy, electric, juicy, and slightly raucous in a way that suggests Gamay, Pineau d’Aunis or some strange mountain grape.
Please note, all orders come with chips!