One of our favorite things at Sommi Wine Cellars is discovering a new winemaker or bottle that we just can’t get enough of. So when we get a chance to talk to the people responsible for the liquid we’ve fallen in love with, we always ask what’s in their cellar.
Granville Wine Company - an artisanal producer of top notch Pinot Noir and Chardonnay in Oregon’s Willamette Valley is our latest obsession. While Granville may be a newcomer to the local market shelves, owner, farmer and winemaker Jackson Holstein is no stranger to the Dundee Hills. Born and raised on Holstein Vineyard, which has produced amazing Pinot Noirs for Argyle Winery, Arterberry Maresh, Purple Hands Winery, Walter Scott and now Granville, wine seems to run in his veins.
Sommi's Cellar Pick
Bottled from only three barrels hand-picked by Holstein, this is the belle of the ball and she’ll age like a beauty queen. Wild berries, floral notes and tobacco open on the nose, then give way to raspberry and minerality on the mid-palette with a lingering finish.
Jackson's Cellar Pick
“This great wine shows a different side of Oregon Pinot Noir with plenty of spice, earth, and fruit purée. What makes it special is the unique location of the vineyard. This wine is sourced from Scott Baldwin's estate vineyard. Several years back he planted a few acres of Pinot Noir at this high elevation site in the Oregon coastal range that many growers would shy away from due to the heavier rainfall and frost prone microclimate. The challenging conditions make for very interesting wines that see plenty of hang time late into the fall.”