The coldest vintage in Willamette Valley history. Our wines are almost always among the slowest to evolve, and the 2011s are moving at a glacial pace. Acidity is linear and fruit is still modest. While the Lazarus and Hommage are both good spots, they are more old world than new. The Souris, Durant, and Whistling Ridge all need time.
Whites are linear and interesting, but definitely should be drunk up in the near term.
*Under natural cork there is always a distinct amount of bottle variation. As the wines age, this variation becomes more distinct. Regarding the notes here, all wines have been tasted recently, but for all bottles YMMV.*
**This post covers Matello wines**