Wine Spectator 95
"Focused, juicy, precise and expressive, this offers a gorgeously balanced mouthful of plum, currant, red berry and floral flavors that come together harmoniously and persist into the long finish. Has depth and distinction. Best from 2016 through 2022. From Oregon.—H.S."
“Evelyn’s” is a blend of barrels selected at the discretion of Evelyn's son Doug Tunnell, the winemaker. It is our most limited bottling. Not all vintages lend themselves to fashioning a velvet glove around an iron–fisted structure. We blend and bottle “Evelyn’s” from a selection of six different clones of Pinot Noir in vintages of exceptional quality.
“Evelyn’s” Pinot Noir
She was known around Carlton, Oregon for racing her Kentucky Whip at full speed across the old wooden bridge on the edge of town just as the sun was coming up, raising the ire of sleeping townspeople throughout the summer of ’26. She was a local girl formidable enough to compete academically in the “man’s world” of a college campus in the 1930’s. Evelyn was both a headstrong horsewoman and a Queen of the May whose favorite color was lavender.
“Evelyn’s” is mom’s wine; a blend of barrels selected at the discretion of her son, the winemaker. It is our most limited bottling. Not all vintages lend themselves to fashioning a velvet glove around an iron–fisted structure. We blend and bottle “Evelyn’s” from a selection of six different clones of Pinot Noir in vintages of exceptional quality. " ~ Winery notes
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Doug Tunnell, owner and winemaker of Brick House Vineyards, spent seventeen years as a foreign correspondent for CBS television news before returning to his native Oregon to become one of the state's preeminent winemakers. In 1990, he bought 40 acres on the Chehalem Ridge. Today, 30 acres are currently under vines, and the winery is a 100% estate producer, growing all of their own fruit and making all of the wine on site. The vineyards have been certified organic for 25 years and are also certified Biodynamic by Demeter, a fact that Doug feels demonstrates his dedication to growing and making the best wines the land can offer.
Farming Practice:Certified Biodynamic