Always one of my favourite bottlings, this year's Eola Amity is classic Evesham Wood, Old World nose coupled with intense plum and dark cherry. Sourced from two Eola-Amity Hills vineyards with an average vine age of over 25 years, these barrels were selected in May 2015 for their complexity and aging potential for additional time in the caves.
We purchase fruit from Temperance Hill vineyard, an Eola Hills site very near our own, as well as from four other quality sites: Mahonia, located in the South Salem Hills, and Illahe, a warm site in the foothills of the coast range. We currently purchase Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for about half of our annual production, with the remainder of wine production from these varieties coming from our estate vineyard. The Eola-Amity is the reserve bottling of the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.