Fresh notes of wild red and black berries, black cherry, currants dried orange peel, licorice, muddled herbs and wet stones followed by underbrush, black tea, violets and a blend of baking spices. The palate reveals rich, polished wild berry fruit and savory earth along a svelte backbone of crunchy tannins and minerals. Complexity, power and finesse all in one! Authentique’s aging ability is right up there with the best, so be sure to stow a few bottles away. A transparent reflection of my family’s organic and biodynamic farmed grapes at Keeler Estate Vineyard.
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.
Ridgecrest Vineyard established in 1980 was the first vineyard planted on a small ridge of ocean sedimentary soils that, 25 years later, was designated the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Authentintiqe purchases dry farmed, own rooted hertiage clones from one of the foremost vineyards in the Willamette Valley.
Aromas of dark fruit, new plum and pipe tobacco. The wines silky entry moves to powerful blue and black fruits with fresh tannins and a long finish. Navite, spontaneous fermentation in 10HL upright oak and aged 16 months in extra tight grain French oak barrels. Racked only at blending, bottled unfined and unfiltered.
From a small own-rooted section of Eola Springs planted in the late ’70s, Saint Augustine block this wine feels old-vine balanced from the outset, with scents of black tea, black cherries and chocolate it’s remarkably fresh with detailed, finely wrought tannins. Unfined and unfiltered. Native fermentation, never racked and aged 16 months in tight grain French oak.
This sublime Chardonnay offers expressive citrus, apple, ripe fruit, and creamy texture with enough freshness to carry through a long lingering finish. Made with biodynamic certified grapes, barrel fermented, and aged 16 months in extra tight grain French Oak.
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.