Lauren Eisold and Adam Smith are devoted to producing beautiful wines that express elegance, complexity & integrity. Lauren studied viticulture and enology in her post-graduate schooling at Weinsberg, Germany, followed by years of developing her skills in Europe, South Africa, California and finally Oregon. It was here she met Adam Smith who was, at the time, working for Shea Vineyard. He was mentored by the winemaking team at Domaine Serene, spent some time at Craggy Range in New Zealand as well as Bethel Heights in Oregon. Today Adam focuses full time on making wine for Eisold-Smith while Lauren is a leading viticulturist and spends her days farming and developing premium vineyards around the Willamette Valley. Through this work she is able to identify some the best fruit in the Valley and source it for the Eisold Smith wines. As a prime example fruit for this 2013 Pinot Noir was sourced from seven different top vineyards. All the grapes were hand-sorted, cold-soaked for 36 hours and then underwent spontaneous fermentation with native yeasts. After a 27 day maceration the wine aged 12 months on the lees in 30% new French oak. It was bottled unfined and unfiltered. Itís a wine with beautiful color and alluring aromas of cranberry, crushed stones, lilac and cherry and strawberry. The palate shows ripe berries, lush acidity and good structure from the tight grained French oak aging. A real handmade gem. Donít miss it.