The foundation of our wines begins with the highest quality grapes grown by family and friends who farm organic and biodynamic vineyards. We strive to create transparent reflections of each vineyard site with gentle handling. Each and every vintage we push the boundaries of our capabilities to create wines that are authentic and true, reflecting the soul of this region.
Diligently managed, spontaneous whole cluster and destemmed, whole berry fermentations are cared for faithfully. Fermentation and aging vessels include rotary oak puncheons, oak uprights, jacketed stainless tanks, Italian amphorae, and concrete eggs. The results are wines with textural and aromatic complexity.

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2017 AUTHENTIQUE KEELER ESTATE VINEYARD

94 Points Wine Enthusiast 

“From the biodynamically farmed estate vineyard, this boldly fruity wine loads up with a rich cherry flavor accented by orange marmalade, barrel toast, coffee and cream. This has the sturdy structure to develop nicely through 2025.” -P.G., Wine Enthusiast

 

2017 Authentique Ridgecrest Vineyard Pinot Noir

94 Points Wine Enthusiast

Winemaker Nicholas Keeler deftly uses barrels and amphorae to bring depth and detail to all of his wines. Here, using fruit from the first planting on Ribbon Ridge, he crafts a sharply defined wine with bright flavors of raspberry and Bing cherry. Tannins are firm and polished, the acids bring a touch of lemon, and the seashell aromatics of the AVA are subtle but present. Drink now and into the early 2030s” -P.G., Wine Enthusiast

 

2017 Authentique Eola Springs Vineyard Saint Augustine Block Pinot Noir

92 Points Wine Enthusiast

“This focused wine uses own-rooted Pommard dating from the late 1970s. As is often true with block selections, it’s got a vertical palate, good definition, but lacks the broadness of some of the other Authentique Pinots. Strawberry fruit and lemony acids with a touch of bitter rind are in play, with cleansing minerality and fine balance throughout.” -P.G., Wine Enthusiast

 

2016 Authentique Vitae Springs Vineyard Amphorae & Oak Pinot Noir

91 points Wine Enthusiast
90 points Burghound

Old vine, late ripening Vitae Springs Pinot Noir fermented with native yeast. Aged 16 months in Italian Amphorae and tight grain French Oak. Floral notes, blue fruit, sea shell, ceramic and sea spray. The palate reveals black cherries and savory notes framed by soft tannins and enough freshness to carry the long finish.

Vitae Springs Vineyard was established in 1986. Located 5 miles south of Salem, Ore in Jory clay soils with an average 400 feet elevation.

 

2017 AUTHENTIQUE

“Fond Marin” Chardonnay

94 Points Editor’s Choice 

Wine Enthusiast

Some barrels are filled direct from press pan and others with minimal settling, batonage and long elevage in tight grain French oak. Intoxicating aromas of citrus, sea foam, mineral and baking spice. Deeply layered palate reveals fresh flavors of lemon curd and just ripe asian pear with perfectly balanced acidity to carry the long ethereal finish.

 

Bottle of 2016 Authentique Eola Springs Vineyard Mendoza Block Chardonnay Eola-Amity Hills AVA

2016 Authentique Eola Springs Vineyard Mendoza Block Chardonnay

93 Points Wine Enthusiast Editor’s Choice
92 Points Wine & Spirits Year’s Best Chardonnays
Double Gold Oregon Wine Competition

Made from old vine ’80s planted Mendoza clone Chardonnay, barrel fermented and aged 16 months in extra tight grain French Oak. Scented with lemon, red apple, and white flower framed by medium toasted Vosges oak. Medium to full-bodied revealing touches of citrus, cream, and honey with enough freshness, finishing long.

 

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