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Croft Vineyards

Croft Vineyards 2016 Estate Pinot Noir


In 1983 a couple from Alaska started a brand new adventure, growing grapes in Oregon. While still working on their respective careers in law and education, the desire to be with the earth, honor it, and coax something lovely from its soil became a serious goal. With a free-spirited entrepreneurial spirit, they investigated the Napa Valley and its northern counterpart, the Willamette Valley. Acreage in Monmouth, Oregon proved to be the best fit for the couple and the adventure began! When asked about the motivation behind difficult and progressive farming decisions, Founder Chancy Croft was known to reply, "It's about the grapes, 'cause all great wines start in the vineyard."

Long-time employee and all-around knowledgeable operations manager, Esteban, and his son's Miguel and Roberto, head up a crew of farmers who in many cases have over three decades of experience in the Croft Vineyards. They deserve ample credit in bringing Croft Vineyards wines made with vineyard practices focused on organic sustainability to our tables. Their years of expertise and dedication are the backbone of Croft's fabulous offerings. Let's all raise a glass to the Ramos Family!

Croft Vineyards

Cellar 503 Tasting Notes

Croft Vineyards, Salem, Oregon
2016 Estate Pinot Noir

We made our first commercial Pinot Noir in 1991 and have been refining our signature wine ever since. In 2005 we found what we thought was the perfect blend of Pommard, W├Ądenswil, and 115 clones. With hints of black-berries and dark chocolate, this is a full bodied classic award-winning Pinot Noir.

"Bright aromas of stewed red fruit, baked cherry, green herbs and medicinal fruit. Palate is smokey and ripe. A dark mushroom and spice component come through on this palate. Pair with duck confit." - Sommeliers Choice Awards

"With some welcome bottle age already, this is a lush and complex weave of savory herbs, blackberries and cherries, dusted with baking spices. It lightens up and hits a piercing citrus note before finishing with a burst of mocha" - Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast

Production Notes Aged for 18 months in 60% new French oak and 40% neutral oak. Appellation: Willamette Valley Aging: Drink now until 2038


Silver Medal - Sommeliers Choice Awards

91 Point Wine Enthusiast

A Cellar 503 selection in December 2023, Organic and Biodynamic Willamette Valley |