The 2014 vintage in Oregon may be remembered as the vintage of a lifetime (until you look at 2015, but that’s another story…) From bud break through harvest, the Hansons experienced an almost ideal growing season that delivered exceptional, balanced fruit in pristine condition.
The wine is ripe, rich, deep and dark in colour, with lush fruit. I’m sure we’ll look back at 2014 as a rare gift. Having both 2013 and 2014 together, we should’ve called that 12-pack “The Beauty and The Beast”! Our production is similar to the previous vintages, only 282 bottles of each vintage are available.
The Hanson Family
Bill and Linda Hanson, with their daughter Lily, own and operate Libra Vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. The property is farmed using L.I.V.E. (Low Input Viticulture and Enology) standards along with some biodynamic practices. Libra Vineyard is all about balance, which is an integral part of many things, including the process of transforming grapes into beautiful wine. Bill and the girls live by this notion; personally, with their own small production label, as well as in their vineyard management techniques.
Bill Hanson is also the winemaker behind the One Barrel Pinot Noir bottling.