I love a Pinot Noir that is more elegant than jammy. I want to taste the fruit, and I want to be forced to think about it. I don’t think of good Pinot Noir as crushable, but more ponderable. This wine is that. Fresh Washington cherries, dried fruit, and black tea on the nose. The flavors are complex, layered and textural telling a full story with a beginning, a middle and a long lingering end. 

This wine is half Pommard, half 115 clone. It was lightly foot tread, treated gently at every step, racked once and bottled unfiltered and unfined. (What that means is that the wine was treated extra extra carefully and is virtually untouched.) Only 60 cases produced. 

2018 Pinot Noir, Oppenlander Vineyard


The Oppenlander Vineyard is 18 acres in Mendocino dedicated entirely to Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It has gained some notoriety in the last several years as some wines made from there are becoming more known. Sandy & Erin only get one ton per year, which produces about 60 cases. (NOT MUCH!)

This vintage got 91 points from Wine Enthusiast, and they have given Ownroot Collective members dibs at the last of it. After this offer, this wine will be sold out until next year!

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