There are few vineyard sites in the Willamette with as much mystical aura about them as the Seven Springs Vineyard. There just seems to be some ineffable quality to the site that creates distinctive wine. I’ve had a few bottlings from various producers sourced from Seven Springs, and there’s definitely a common thread among them. Finesse, power, sharp distinctive fruit, beautiful minerality, and an unmistakable whiff of its unique terroir. Evening Land is the current owner and steward of the site. They took the Biodynamically-farmed fruit from the oldest vines (33 years old) for this bottling and barrel aged it for 16 months in French Oak barrels, 30% of which were new. The nose is delightfully complex, with notes of cherry, bacon fat, and wet stone. The acidity is fresh and lively, and it finishes smooth and powdery. A very quintessential Oregon wine. Pair with poultry or pork dishes, or a nice earthy comte cheese.