At Big Table Farm, a 70-acre property in the Willamette Valley, Brian Marcy and Clare Carver raise vegetables, goats, pigs, cows, chickens, bees, and draft horses and, of course, make wine. Brian handles wine production while Clare, a fine artist, draws exquisite labels and helps with marketing.
For this bottling, Big Table sources fruit from nine sites in the Willamette Valley. The wine is unfined and unfiltered. Its robe is ruby garnet and perfumed of cranberry, earth, and spice. Light-textured and light-bodied, it earns structure principally from its acidity. The flavors are sharp but spiked with a sense of potpourri, dried tomato, and tart cherries, plus fresh notes of strawberry and fennel.
It’s a refreshing Pinot with lovely accents.
2019 Big Table Farm Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
12.8% ABV | $48 (sample)