Oregon is blessed with some very old Riesling plantings which survived the drive in the 1980s to replant every vineyard with Pinot Noir. Our 2006 Riesling is blended from four vineyards with an average vine age of 25 years. Two of the younger vineyards are located in Southern Oregon in higher altitude vineyards in the Rogue and Applegate Valleys. These valleys have very warm days and cool nights allowing us to pick the Riesling almost in November. The two oldest vineyards are located in the Eola Hills and the Chehalem Ridge areas in the Northern Willamette Valley. These vineyards are picked riper in late October with a little less acidity and more honeyed and floral characteristics than the vineyards from the South. All of the berries were pressed whole cluster and then variously inoculated with different yeasts to add complexity.