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Winemaker Chris Dowsett had just turned 15 when his family bought one of Oregon’s oldest vineyards on David Hill in the Willamette Valley. They learned the ropes on the fly, but they expanded the vineyard from 12 to 26 acres and created a successful winery with their partners.
After years of tending to the grapes and helping in the family winery, Chris enrolled in the horticulture program at Oregon State University. He also studied wine science at Roseworthy College in South Australia as part of a one-year exchange.
After graduation he cut his teeth at wineries in Napa, Sonoma, and Walla Walla, Washington, where he established Dowsett Family Winery in 2007. Chris currently makes Dowsett Family wines from Washington State and Oregon at Buty Winery in the Walla Walla Airport District, where he also serves as winemaker.
Today’s wine is crafted from 100% Pommard clone Pinot Noir sourced from Becklin Vineyards, located in the eastern Willamette Valley and owned by Chris’ sister Libby Dowsett Becklin and her husband Don.
2017 was an exceptional vintage characterized by abundant sunshine and a long growing season. The grapes were harvested in early October; three fermenters were used. The first one was pre-filled with 20% whole clusters in order to boost fruit characters. The second was heavily insulated to create a very warm ferment in order to round tannins. The final bin was allowed to ferment cool for classic aromas and flavors. The final blend was aged in French oak before bottling.
The 2017 “Two Magpies” is exceptional Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Medium-bodied, it exhibits abundant aromas and flavors of brambly black cherry. Accents of raspberry compote, woodsmoke, dried herbs, and wet stone unfold on the smooth palate and balancing acidity brings the wine to a long finish.
Producer Name: Dowsett Family Winery
Old/New World: New World
Country of Origin: United States
Sub-Region: Willamette Valley
Appellation: Willamette Valley
Village/Vineyard/Climat: Becklin Vineyards
Quality Designation: AVA
Grape Varietals: Pinot Noir
Product Type: Wine
Wine Style: Medium Body Red
Winemaker: Chris Dowsett
Pack/Size: 12/750 ml
Container Type: Dark Green Glass Burgundy Bottle
Closure Style: Natural Cork
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