S uzor Wines are born from a simple philosophy: wines should be texturally riched, balanced and food friendly. Fruit is sourced from older vineyard sites that are slightly higher in elevation. This allows for a longer, more even ripening season. I value acidity as it brings freshness and brightness to a wine in its youth, and allows the wine to age gracefully.
Tannins are meant to be the background support, coming from both grape skins and lightly toasted oak influence. These two forms of tannin work in tandem, providing the structure of the wine, without stepping on the elegance of the fruit. What does all of this mean? The glass you pour for yourself and your friends is effortlessly enjoyable. Bright red fruit and a breadth of aromas circle the glass. On the palate, the wine is elegantly structured, flavors of wild red fruits co-mingle with savory spices. Enjoy the wine with your friends. Better yet, share it with your adversary, making you the better person.
Wildly pretty and assertive, The Tower is sourced entirely from my family’s vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. With a solid foundation of silky, polished tannins, the wine then builds to reveal ripe red fruit flavors that burst through the aromatics. A light dusting of baking spices to lift the nose provides a view to a wine that can be drunk immediately, but also has many years of evolution and aging to come. 187 cases made.
Aromas of creamed honey, white peach and ripe yellow plums abound. The richness in the mouthfeel comes from a weekly stirring of the lees. A fine line of acidity runs throughout the wine, highlighting the subtle minerality. Additional notes of candied ginger and lemon sugar balance against the acidity leaving a wine with great aging potential. 84 cases made.