Wine Spectator 88 points - There’s plenty to admire in this firm, spice-, berry- and earth-centered effort, with touches of raspberry and wilted rose. Ends with elegance. Drink now through 2020. 4,000 cases made.-JL
(Sep 30 2014)
The cool and foggy Russian River Valley is a haven for Burgundian-style varietals. Well-drained soils, warm afternoons and nights cooled by Pacific fog yield Pinot Noir and Chardonnay with pure, crystalline flavors. Winemaker Matthew Glynn has sought out small, exceptional vineyards, meticulously planted, cultivated and harvested, to bring out the true terroir expression of this appellation.
|This versatile wine bridges red and white meats, from quail and salmon to pork and lamb. Also fabulous with wild mushrooms.
|Pinot Noir, more than any other grape, reflects where it is grown. Orogeny pays tribute to the land with its name; a geological term that comes from Greek oro, ”mountain,” and -geny, ”birth,” meaning the process during which the collisions and separations of the earth’s crust form mountains. A series of orogenic episodes in Sonoma County near the Pacific Ocean formed the mountains and streams that created Green Valley, the unique source for Orogeny’s grapes. The winery focuses on cool-climate Pinot Noir from Green Valley, the coldest region of the famed Russian River Valley. Fog flows from the Pacific Coast along the Russian River and through the Petaluma Wind Gap, converging on this small area.