EIEIO & Company Wines 2017-06-25T12:21:50+00:00

A TASTE OF PLACE

Neighboring vineyard owners and their winemakers showcased their wines with “A Taste of Place”. Hosted in the barn at Carlton Hill Vineyard, winemakers poured Pinot noir and Chardonnay from four nearly contiguous vineyards in a seven vineyard area they refer to as the “West Ridge” of the Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

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HARVEST UPDATE 2016

Even with the weirdest weather over the past eight months, this is proving to be a beautiful harvest.  Friends, customers and fellow winemakers are all out helping as these are easy days.  Sorting is barely even needed as the fruit is perfect.  Letting it hang is the smart thing to do.

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New Release:
2015 Yates Conwill Vineyard Chardonnay

Sight, smell, sensations, sweetness + savoriness:

Translucent neon green with a glimmer of antique rose-gold. Aromas start at white peach and oddly enough, move to freshly sliced button mushrooms then end up leaning toward toasted almonds in a bowl of crushed pineapple and nectarines. Entry starts out massive then moves to light, then back again to something approaching unctuousness followed by a light tingly sensation of fresh squeezed lemon in an iced glass of club soda. Add a small bowl of toasted and salted hazelnuts to the equation and THAT is what this wine is! Confounding Chardonnay to say the least. This wine gives a wide range of sensations at this point. After two plus hours, a more subdued Meursault-like Chardonnay ends up in your glass.

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New Release:
2015 Cuvee E Pinot noir

Aromatically this is textbook Pinot noir: initial aromas of violet flowers followed by forest floor strewn with black cherries are so painfully obvious that even a neophyte will sense it. Given another thirty minutes in the glass, more complex aromas of freshly peeled tangerine, just picked Chanterelles, and toasted graham crackers emerge.

Entry is sublime with an edge; smooth and filling…

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