In summary, 2007 is a fantastic white vintage and a surprisingly good red vintage, despite a cool growing season and the final rains that many times might lead to less intense wines. Most winemakers in the Willamette Valley knew how to adapt to the cooler weather and took advantage of the vintage’s attributes, such as lower sugars (and therefore alcohols) and higher acids. Because of the exciting influence of vintage in a cool climate like ours, you’ll see nuance differences among all our wines. Expect ripeness but with a crisp, bright, fruit edge of minerality from higher acids and the cooler growing season. The vintage will have stellar wines, with a great range of styles. Buy whites in general, buy reds from trusted names.
- 90pts Wine Enthusiast, December 1, 2009, Paul Gregutt
- 90pts Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar, June 1, 2009, Josh Raynolds