2022 Rare North Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Responsibly Farmed
Hidden Gem
Classic in Style
Woman Winemaker

This is our new ‘gaux-to’ Pinot Noir that outperforms its price point. It’s bursting with flavor and has a velvety mouthfeel and great structure due to the 9 months spent on neutral oak.

Organic farming practices, woman-winemaker

  • Tasting Notes candied violets, red berry fruit, blood orange, forest, lightly-roasted espresso beans
  • Variety Pinot Noir
  • Region United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley
  • Volume 750ml
  • Alcohol Volume 13.5%
  • Table Talk Alisa (winemaker) is and avid environmentalist with her focus being eco-conscious farming and regenerative agricultural practices.


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Making wines from all over the world has taught Alisa Jacobson, Winemaker and Owner of Turning Tide Wines, that the best wines are made in the vineyard– the healthier the soil and environment, the more alive and vibrant the wines will become. Charged with these beliefs, Alisa (better known as ‘AJ’) launched Turning Tide Wines in 2018 with the goal of showcasing the true essence of the grapes that she harvests while respecting the elements each vineyard site provides— ‘turning the tide’ on how vineyards are farmed, so to speak.

In both the Willamette Valley and Central Coast Turning Tide sources from vineyards that are distinctly influenced by oceanic fog, which provides a cool, slow-ripening environment. Grapes are picked at naturally lower sugar levels to produce wines with lower alcohol. Any oak vessel used for aging is used with the intention to “lift up” the expression of the wine, never to mask it. All the vineyards Turning Tide works with are farmed in an environmentally conscious manner to protect water purity and to encourage soil and vine health. Chemical herbicides are never employed because of the harmful effects they have on groundwater and soil health, the use of such herbicides is also mitigated by choosing coastal vineyards where the wind is in constant flow, drying out the vines and reducing disease pressure. Biodiversity of native plants and beneficial insects are promoted in the vineyards. Collectively these practices help to ensure that Turning Tide Wines reflect their unique places of origin.

This elusive and delicate light-bodied grape is a winegrowers dream, but can be difficult to achieve. Stubborn, yet flirtatious, Pinot Noir is tantalizing creating a beautiful dance between the grape and the winemaker. The resulting light red wine can be nothing short of spectacular. Loved for its red fruit and spicy characteristics, its also a great food partner. Look for notable regions including Burgundy, France, Central Coast or Sonoma in CA, Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Pfalz or Baden in Germany as well as many other regions around the world in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina.

The Willamette Valley AVA lies to the west of the Cascade Mountains south of the city, Portland in Oregon. Stretching into Southern Oregon, this region has the largest concentration of wineries and vineyards. With cool breezes from the Pacific Ocean, dry, long sunny days, and cool nights, Willamette Valley is prime territory for growing Burgundian grapes: Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. With the first planting’s back in the 1960’s, this region has grown slowly, but significantly, producing top quality and world-renown wines from mostly small wineries.