Pomegranate, earthy spice, and wild raspberry aromas are complemented by red plums and blueberry liqueur on the palate. Each release is carefully crafted from grapes grown in some of the finest vineyards in the Willamette Valley.
Iris is at the heart of the southern Willamette Valley. We produce world class, award winning Willamette Valley wines from our own grapes and from those we source from some of Oregon’s finest vineyards. Iris is built on the ancient Greek philosophy of Areté. This value exemplifies the idea of realizing one’s fullest potential and the continuous endeavor toward excellence. The principle of Areté is applied in all of our processes, from vine to wine.
Each vineyard parcel was selected to compliment the overall blend of this wine. We harvested each vineyard separately, at peak maturity. A blend of Pinot Noir from Chalice Estate Vineyard, Hidden Rock Vineyard (24%), Barkin Dog Vineyard (23%), Robinson Vineyard (20%) and Ten Peaks Vineyard (12%) this wine showcases the quality and diversity of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir as it includes grapes from Chehalem Mountain, Eola Hills, McMinnville and Yamhill-Carlton AVAs. This is a versatile wine, which will pair well with a variety of foods. The fruit was gently destemmed, into stainless steel tanks and to 1.25 ton open top fermenters, to ferment as individual vineyard parcels. Once fermentation was complete, the tanks and fermenters were pressed separately and then barrel aged. After aging through July, the lots were blended together to build this complex, enticing wine.
Pairs well with beef, veal, deer, venison, and poultry dishes.