McKinlay Pinot Noir 2015
Winemaker Matt Kinne’s family has been farming in Oregon since the early 1900’s. His great-grandfather and McKinlay Vineyard’s namesake, Reverend George Angus McKinlay, was a minister who dry-farmed fruit and nut trees in the Willamette Valley. 100 years later, Matt has established a cult following of deeply loyal fans. McKinlay Vineyards was founded in 1987 and has focused exclusively on Pinot Noir since 1995.
The wines he produces are a beautiful expression of his ideals. They are fermented with native yeasts, lightly aged in no more than 25% new oak and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Or as Matt would put it: “The winemaker’s hand is light to balance, not mute these attributes and promote the purest possible expression a vineyard has to offer.”