Rocks of Bawn Pinot Noir 2022, Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon

The O’Reilly family has had a passion and history of making wine in the west coast since 1989. Our home in the Pacific Northwest gives our craft expression of the finest vineyards in the Willamette, Rocks District of Milton Freewater, and exclusive locales throughout the region. The story behind Rocks of Bawn is rooted in the historical struggle and resilience of the Irish people. Inspired by the popular Irish folk song, Rocks of Bawn pays homage to the determination of those who faced hardship on the rocky west coast of Ireland. Pinot Noir from the Yamhill Carlton area in the Willamette Valley tends to be bolder than those from neighboring regions. The soils are ancient ocean bottom, which reduces berry size, increasing concentration and richness. Darker than many Pinots, a majority of the fruis is from medieval rockstar friends at Sylvanus Estate in the far west end of the Yamhill Carlton region.