The vineyards are located in the foothills of the coastal range on the west side of the Willamette Valley. This is a cooler part of the valley producing fruit with a slightly lower sugar level and higher acid. The result is alcohol levels of about 13%-13.3% and a nice backbone of acid which promotes a longer shelf life. Flavors of sour cherry and raspberry linger on the palate. This wine goes beautifully with salmon, all fish and shell-fish. Pair it with pheasant, duck, and venison.