• The beauty of the Eola Springs Vineyard is that its size provides an expansive range of soils, elevations, and aspects. This young field blend block of Cabernet Franc is grown on a northwest-facing slope on ancient marine sedimentary soils at the northern end of the site. The vines are planted at nearly twice the density of the old vine block, and to three clones of Cabernet Franc. Steiner, a California Heirloom selection, 214 & 327 selections from the Loire Valley.
• The Willamette Valley, and Eola-Amity Hills AVA are large with many varied soils, aspects and hidden valleys to be explored. It is with this in mind that we seek sites and farmers to work with who share our interest in understanding what this wine-growing valley is possible of.
• Fruit was harvested in mid-October and captured the warmth of the season showing sage, kalamata olive and dark violet fruit flavors. Only 50% of this fermentation was whole cluster and as a result the wine has firm tannins and a darker fruit profile than the 2019 vintage.