The Diversite cuvee showcaes a unique and diverse range of characteristics that reflect its varied soil, sunlight exposure, and clonal blend. it is sourced from three blocks of the estate vineyard, covering the northern end, containing 9 clones – Pommard, Dijon 113, -114, -115, -667, -777, a few rows of the Swiss clone Mariafeld, and a touch of Mt. Eden and Calera. The Mariafeld in particular lends natural smoke and spice notes to the wine, which have become distinctive characteristics in this cuvee. The soil variation for Diversite ranges from heavily broken volcanic basalt on the northwestern block, to the more lush Nekia soil of the northeastern block.
Wine-maker Jim Sanders has meticulously refined his talent in Oregon wine-making since the mid-90s. Jim’s portfolio features some of the Willamette Valley’s most acclaimed wines, including those produced under his partnership with Le Cadeau proprietor, Tom Mortemer – Aubichon Cellars. Jim focuses on small-production, hand-crafted wines, aged exclusively in top-tier French oak from the finest cooperages in Burgundy.
93 Points, Editor’s Choice “This multi-clonal selection is lushly endowed with a bright mix of red fruit, recalling cranberry, pomegranate, raspberry and cherry. It’s annotated with orange peel highlights and orange blossom scents. The detail and subtlety are impressive.” – P.G., Wine Enthusiast
92 Points “Polished and generous, with expressive raspberry and plump blueberry flavors accented by orange zest and spiced cinnamon notes, lingering toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024,” – T.F., Wine Spectator