Mixed - 12 bottle Club

    Price: $380

    This Club membership option includes twelve bottles, six each of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.  The wines selected will be current vintages of both wines.

    Croft Vineyards

    In the early 1980’s, Chancy Croft, an attorney from Anchorage, Alaska, visited the Willamette Valley and decided to plant a vineyard in the hills outside of Monmouth. Chancy was a man of vision and determined that his vines would be farmed organically from day one. In 2006, Chancy approached us to see if we would be interested in making wine with his Pinot Gris fruit. Based on the reputation of Chancy and his vineyard management techniques, we went for it, and have been greatly pleased with the results. This wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and does not spend any time in oak. It is always fresh, crisp, well-balanced and full of fruit, with great minerality. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do!

     2008 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, 91 points, Editor’s Choice

    2009 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, 92 points, Editor’s Choice

     

    Guadalupe Vineyards

    The Guadalupe Vineyards were planted in 1989 and lie at the transition between the Jory soils of the Dundee Hills and the sedimentary soils of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The Willakenzie soil is shallow and well-drained over siltstone and sits at an elevation of 350 feet, bringing us bright, elegant and complex fruit for our Alsatian-style Pinot Gris.

     The “Alsatian Style”

    Alsace wine or Alsatian wine is produced in the Alsace region in France, where approximately 90% of the wines produced are white. Both dry and sweet white wines are produced and are often made from aromatic grape varietals. The Alsatian style refers to the winemaking process in which the wines are barrel fermented and barrel aged to add additional flavors, complexity and structure to the wines.

     “Sur Lie” Aging

    Sur Lie is the French term for leaving the wine in contact with its lees, the expended yeast cells from fermentation. The primary reasons for sue lie aging are generally based on stylistic goals: to enhance the structure and mouthfeel of a wine, enhance the body of the wine, and increasing the aromatic complexity, flavor/aroma depth and length. The results are a creamy mouthfeel and enhanced flavor complexity.

    MLH Sauvignon Blanc

    A few years ago, Mary (owner and wife of Dave) decided that it was high time to educate her palate further in order to appreciate the qualities of white wines. Being a red wine aficionado, this challenge proved to be a significant one. Until… Mary met Sauvignon Blanc. Yes, this was the white wine that Mary had been searching for.

    “Let’s make some!”, Mary said to Dave, and Dave, being the great guy that he is, agreed to give it a shot.

    In the Willamette Valley, there are only a few producers of Sauvignon Blanc, and mostly those producers are sourcing fruit grown in Oregon. These grapes are referred to as “cool climate” grapes. Sauvignon Blanc is a varietal that has the flexibility of being grown in either cool climates or warm climates. Those grown in warm climates have characteristics that tend to be fuller in the mouthfeel, less grassy on the palate, and have a longer, gentler finish with more balanced acidity. Off to Klipsun we went in search of the perfect Sauvignon Blanc fruit. Having experienced Klipsun’s exceptional vineyard management and fruit quality from sourcing our Semillon fruit from them, we had no hesitation in partnering with them again.

     The ArborBrook MLH (Mary’s initials) is crisp and full of citrus on the palate, making it a refreshing summer wine. As it spent a few days during primary fermentation in barrel, the contact with oak gives it enough roundness to also be a fabulous food-pairing wine. Mary had the exciting opportunity to be involved with each step of the winemaking process and found the experience amazing.

    While limited in production, we are making this a permanent addition to the ArborBrook product line!

     

     Heritage Cuvée

    Heritage ~ “Riches of the past”. This wine is our tribute to those who homesteaded our piece of land in the late 1800’s and created a rich history of farming traditions. Our Heritage Cuvée celebrates our commitment to continuing these traditions in hand-crafting artisan wines that uniquely express the sense of place that is ArborBrook. Through dedicated farming and giving back to the land, we are blessed with the fruit that is the foundation for this wine. Enjoy the fruits of our heritage in celebrating traditions with family and friends.

     2007 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, 89 points

    2008 Vintage

    Wine Advocate, 90 points

    Wine Spectator, 91 points

    Wine Enthusiast, 89 points

    2009 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, 89 points

     

    Origin 1866

    We are honored to be stewards of this lot of land that is rich in agricultural history. This 100% estate wine expresses the sense of place that is uniquely ArborBrook. The name proclaims the year of origin that our farm first became privately-owned through a donation land grant from the United States of America. At inception, no one conceived of this place being such a wonderful venue for growing exceptional Pinot Noir, but now we see an incomparable mark dominated by the dark fruits and wonderful nuances imparted by our distinct terroir.

    2010 celebrates the first bottling of this wine, which is a blend of all four clones currently planted in our Estate vineyard: Pommard, and Dijon Clones 115, 667 and 777.

     

    Estate 777 Block

    In 2001, we planted our first 5 acre block of Pinot Noir. In determining what to plant, Dave researched clones, their flavor profiles, what growing conditions they preferred, what they blended well with, how they stood alone, and many other things (along with much sampling, of course). In choosing the Dijon Clone 777, we found that the flavor profile was simply our favorite. The dark flavors of black cherry, cassis, currants, and other dark fruits blended so well with the earthiness of our vineyard site. Our first vintage in 2004 confirmed our decision and we hope you agree!

    2005 Vintage

    Wine Advocate, 91 points

    2006 Vintage

    Wine Spectator, 91 points

    Wine Enthusiast, 89 points

    Wine Advocate, 89 points

    2007 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, 89 points

    2008 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, 91 points

    Wine Advocate, 90 points

    Wine Spectator, 90 points

    2009 Vintage

    Wine Enthusiast, 91 points



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    This Club membership option includes twelve bottles, six each of Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir.  The wines selected will be current vintages of both wines. Croft Vineyards In the early 1980’s, Chancy Croft, an attorney from Anchorage, Alaska, visited the Willamette Valley and decided to plant a vineyard in the hills outside of Monmouth. Chancy was a man of vision and determined that his vines ...
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