SOURCE: Van Duzer Vineyards

Van Duzer Vineyards

August 10, 2009 18:09 ET

Van Duzer Vineyards Releases 2007 Estate Pinot Noir and 2008 Estate Pinot Gris

DALLAS, OR--(Marketwire - August 10, 2009) - Van Duzer Vineyards, an Oregon family winery and 100 percent estate vineyard in the Willamette Valley, has released its 2007 Estate Pinot Noir and 2008 Estate Pinot Gris.

The 2007 growing season, after a summer of near ideal conditions, threw winemakers a curve with heavy rains predicted for harvest. Experienced hands who waited out the rain managed to bring in grapes that reached full ripening over an extended harvest. Van Duzer Vineyards now releases the result of that waiting game, a 2007 Estate Pinot Noir that harkens back to the wine style that first put Oregon Pinot Noir on the map. Red fruit characters and generous complexity are pushed forward on a lean acidity that promises long life. The 2008 Van Duzer Estate Pinot Gris, released simultaneously, maintains Van Duzer's dry, refreshing answer to the warm days of Indian Summer.

2007 Estate Pinot Noir

The 2007 Van Duzer Pinot Noir exhibits the fresh, red fruit-driven quality and the structured tannins long associated with Oregon Pinot Noir. The trademark acidity of the cooler Van Duzer Corridor focuses the palate on clear cherry and pomegranate fruit notes and refined loamy earth and spice cabinet characters. The angularity of the tannins will soften for drinking in the short term and reward the patience of those who cellar the estate wine for 5 to 10 years.

2008 Estate Pinot Gris

Made right, there is no more compelling expression of crisp, fresh fruit than Oregon Pinot Gris. Aged just three months in stainless steel, Van Duzer's 2008 Estate Pinot Gris provides impressions of fully mature pineapple, pear, melon and stone fruits tinged with flint. A firm structure and rich, rounded fruit finish dry.

About Van Duzer Vineyards

Van Duzer Vineyards is an Oregon family winery and 100 percent estate vineyard in the Willamette Valley. Its vineyards in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor are the first to benefit from maritime breezes each summer evening. The cool microclimate stamps Van Duzer wines with a bright fruit character, generous complexity and pleasing balance. The Thoma family practices sustainable farming on the vineyard and has been endorsed by internationally recognized LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) and Salmon Safe. For more information, please visit www.vanduzer.com.

Contact Information