Swick The Flood
Skin-contact blend of vineyards in OR and WA, named after the Missoula Floods that shaped the Columbia Gorge and Willamette Valley 10 million years ago.
Grapes and vineyards:
33% Chardonnay, Finnigan Hill Vineyard Chehalem Mountains AVA, Certified organic
33% Gewurztraminer, Lacewing Vineyard Columbia Gorge AVA, practicing organic
22% Pinot Gris, Finnigan Hill Vineyard, Chehalem Mountains AVA, Certified organic
8% Auxerrois, Zenith Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills AVA, Sustainable
4% Riesling, High Pass Vineyard, Lower Long Tom AVA, Sustainable
Making of: the grapes are vinified separately. All of them undergo 30 days of skin contact, are aged in neutral French oak barrels for 6 months and then blended. Unfined and unfiltered, a small amount of SO2 at bottling.
Personality: aromatic, vivid, joyous! “Might be one of the best blends we’ve assembled. Maybe?” Joe says.