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WildAire Cellars 2012 Timothy Pinot Noir

From the Appalachian Trail to the Willamette Valley

For WildAire's Matt and Jean Driscoll, it's all about family.

Years ago, Matt's mom was hiking on the Appalachian Trail. She came upon the forgotten remains of an old hotel that had burned to the ground after a lightning strike. Amidst the remains, she found the name "WildAire" carved into the granite fireplace. In love with the name, she adopted it for her family's estate in Roanoke, Virginia.

Fast forward to the year 2000.

Matt and Jean had visited Oregon and fallen in love with Pinot Noir. They moved to Gaston and – after working with a few local winemakers to learn the craft – the Driscolls opened their own winery in 2005.

And in keeping with family tradition, they named it... WildAire. An historic name given its third life here in Oregon.

WildAire Cellars

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

WildAire Cellars, Gaston, Oregon
2012 Timothy Pinot Noir

Named in honor of Matt's late father, this 2012 Pinot Noir is a classic example of the Willamette Valley grape renowned the world over.

WildAire produces a number of Pinots each year, single-sourced to specific vineyards in the region. The Timothy, however, is a handcrafted blend designed to bring out the best of each vineyard and marry them together.

Light but still fruity, lovely aromatics of raspberry and cherry and a slightly wild, dried herb quality are intermingled with hints of spice and vanilla that give it character.

This is a smooth, easy-drinking and everyday Pinot Noir. Previously available exclusively to WildAire’s in-house wine club, it’s a great addition to the Cellar 503 lineup.

A Cellar 503 selection in January 2015, A Sense of Place Yamhill-Carlton | Pinot Noir