This classic Oregon Pinot Noir offers buoyant flavors of dark cherries and wild cranberries that are ensued by a silky and satisfying finish, delivering a smile to all admirers of Pinot Noir.
Always drawn to the Oregon style of Pinot Noir, which tends to be closer to red Burgundies than most California pinot noirs, I was determined to make Oregon the birthplace of the Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Noir.
To realize my vision for the perfect Pinot Noir, we partnered with a husband and wife team, local vineyard owners and winemakers, Michael and Vonnie Landt. Michael and Vonnie met in college decades ago, brought together by their passion for winemaking. The Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Noir is sourced in the Oregon’s newest American Viticultural Area (AVA) Elkton, located within the Umpqua Valley, next to the better-known Willamette Valley. The geography of the region allows for very strong marine influence with daily sea breezes and fog penetrating into the valley. This gives Elkton its unique climate: cool, maritime, and temperate, ideal for the fragile pinot noir grape.
As casual and fun as the Gooseneck label suggests, this Pinot Noir allows us to express the beauty of the Oregon terroir, while satisfying the requirements of sophistication and elegance of the toughest critics. Oregon Pinot Noirs represent a bridge for Pinot Noir lovers: Oregon combines the structured Pinot Noirs from Burgundy with the brash, fruit concentration of California. This combination is one of the reasons many Burgundy winemakers opt to work in Oregon, instead of California. Pinot lovers unite behind Oregon Pinot’s distinctive style and personality.
Gooseneck Vineyards Pinot Noir complements our experiences with summer cookouts, holiday entertaining dinners, and casual moments with friends. The wine’s versatility is a perfect match for anything from the fresh figs wrapped in prosciutto, softly drizzled with an aged balsamic to heartier seafood and locally sourced meats. We are sure it will enhance your moments, just like it did so many of ours.