Aligned in latitude with Burgundy, the Willamette Valley is one of America’s foremost growing regions for cool-climate Pinot Noir, and the Yamhill-Carlton appellation boasts the oldest marine sedimentary-based soils in the greater Willamette Valley. With fruit from these soils, Winemaker Shane Moore creates Pinot Noirs that lean to black fruit, minerality, and floral—rose and violet—elements.
…racy acidity and toasty oak notes…pick up steam on the finish.HARVEY STEIMAN, WINE SPECTATOR, JANUARY 2015
Gran Moraine wines showcase our tireless attention to detail in both the vineyard and winery. We believe these wines are a true expression of the vintage, the Yamhill-Carlton AVA, and the culture of Oregon’s northern Willamette Valley.
Sleek and inviting, polished and deep, with…flavors that meld seamlessly and keep singing on the long and expressive finish.HARVEY STEIMAN, WINE SPECTATOR, JUNE 2016
In Oregon, we have to adapt and let the environment sculpt the wines. Zena Crown Vineyard comprises 115 acres of vines and 17 vineyard blocks dedicated to producing four distinct Pinot Noir wines – one for each season, to capture the vineyard’s changing moods and expressions just as it were a living, breathing thing.