Van Duzer Corridor AVA, Willamette Valley, OR
What we love
Founded in 2005 by Norwegian native Dag Johan Sundby, this small-production winery located in the heart of the Willamette Valley creates their ‘family’ of wines all biodynamically, with utmost respect for the environment. Wild blackberries, sour cherry and dried cranberry are contrasted by baking spices, earth, and peppery undertones, creating a striking balance between fruit and earth. The 2016 Blaufränkisch is exotic and delicious - perfect for the red wine geek looking for something rare.
About this Wine
Like Pinot Noir, the Blaufränkisch grape has a wonderful transparency and is highly sensitive to its environment. Johan Vineyards is proving to be a success place to grow these grapes. Planted in 2002 at elevations of 300 feet, the vineyard’s rolling hills are some of the coldest in the Willamette Valley. The cooler, slower growing season allows the fruit to obtain more complex flavors at lower sugar levels. This unique red is such a treat to drink!
- Technical Data:
- 100% Blaufränkisch
- Alcohol: 13.6% | pH: 3.63
- Winemaking: Made from estate grown grapes. 32% whole cluster. Aged 19 months in French oak barrels
- Drink now through 2022
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