Fruit shines through with buttery, nutty aromas and bright minerality. Twelve months of barrel aging add depth and texture, with 40% in New French oak and the remainder in neutral.
Wy’East is the Native American word for Mt. Hood. Because of the close proximity to the mountain, the vineyard resides on volcanic soil. Wy’East vineyard is a south facing vineyard in the heart of the Hood River Valley east of the Cascades. Hotter summer temperatures east of the Cascades are mitigated by higher elevation. The cool, moist marine layer which regularly fills the Willamette Valley with low clouds does not cross the Cascade Mountains, meaning they have warmer days and cooler nights. These wide temperature swings contribute to the pleasantly high acidity levels which are balanced with bright fruitiness.
250 cases produced