Pinot Noir, Silas 2015 'Ladd's Vineyard'
Ladd's Addition, named after a neighborhood in Portland that reminds Alex of an old European village. 2015 was still a hot year but wasn't so musky and in your face as the 2014. This wine is more reserved and nuanced, with more red fruit and is his version of what he thinks a Burgundy winemaker would do with Oregon Pinot Noir. Lots of whole cluster fruit giving nice cherry cola and brambly, candied red fruit. It has opened up and is finally ready to drink, while still at the beginning stage of its growth.