Ordeaux South Bank Columbia Gorge Red 2019
"James Moss is associated with a group of growers from around the USA who have access to some new, rare, and uncommon grapes. They specialize in pruning, planting, trellising and micro-lot fermentations. All for the pursuit to see what works, what is possible, in different growing regions. These people keep us all prepared for what the “future” could be or is.
It all begins with a humble respect for the vintage and a willingness to “let the wine come to you”. The vintage dictates what the wine can be more than anything. Certainly, there are choices made in the vineyard that can assist, but at the end of the day, vintage trumps all. This same idea of “assistance” occurs when the wine is being made. I take my cues from the grapes of that vintage and proceed. This is why I steer clear of calling myself a “winemaker” but prefer to call myself a “winefacilitator”. -Winery notes