David Paige Pinot Noir 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Dave Paige has been part of the west coast wine industry for over 30 years. He began his career in California before heading north to Oregon and settling at famed Adelsheim Vineyards in the Willamette Valley, where he spent nearly two decades as Winemaker. There he honed the skills to craft the distinctive Pinot Noir and Chardonnay that are the valley’s hallmark. In 2018, Dave decided he wanted to try his hand at creating his own label, and began looking around the Willamette Valley for vineyard property he could take on to create his own winery. Separately, two friends in Indiana – one with roots in Oregon – were discussing creating a winery of their own. The WV Pinot Noir is a blend of grapes from the Chehalem Mountains, Ribbon Ridge, and our home in the Eola-Amity Hills. The result is a complex mix of marion berry and raspberry, adding cherry and dark spice as it opens up. Long and complex, and just starting to strut its stuff. Will continue to evolve and gain richness for many years.