the wines of big table farm

- we produce pinot noir, chardonnay, and a little riesling and pinot gris -


FALL 2016 RELEASE


2015 Wirtz Edelzwicker

299 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$28
label - pear blossoms from Wirtz Vineyard

Similar to the 2014 and still from the same 'old vine' blocks of Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Pinot Gris at the Wirtz vineyard, gives the wine a warm spice to go with all the floral and fruit components.

Barrel fermented in neutral oak to dryness and malolactic complete, and per usual, bottled without any filtration or fining.

tasting notes-
Opaque, medium lemon color. This wine opens up showing the Gewurztraminer, white tea, lemon tart candies, lychee and straw and the first notes. The palate is viscous with chalky tannins helping to focus the wines texture. The finish has a profound energy that feeds off the mineral sensation. The acid is balanced by the weight of Pinot Gris that carries through the whole palate.

past vintages (sold out)


2015 Pinot gris Wirtz Vineyard

159 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$32
label - big table farm pasture

We've made this wine in the same fashion since 2010. It is fermented on the skins and stems. This reddish/grayish grape makes an orange wine that explodes with fruit, body, texture and salinity. Seafood, especially fattier versions, has always been an amazing accompaniment. We hope you love this wine as much as we do!

tasting notes-
The nose suggests cherry and pomegranate, cinnamon, coconut, red apple, black tea. The wine coats the palate with an oily and broad texture. The tannins are very fine. The finish shows tart fruits with a lingering earth pumpkin quality and the cinnamon/clove spice.

past vintages (sold out)


2014 Cattrall Brothers Vineyard Pinot noir

193 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - Cattrall Brothers Truck

This is our sixth year working with Tom and Bill Cattrall, and the same block from Tom’s vineyard which sits high in the Eola Amity hills and is one of the coolest sites we work with. The own rooted Wadensville clone has been organically farmed from the beginning. We process the fruit with a hands off approach that would allow us to label as such, with the exception of SO2. We add a little after fermentation is complete, an amount that would be allowable under EU organic rules, but not in the US.

tasting notes-
The fruit here is less brambly with much darker tones of raspberry leaning towards blackberry and plum. A strong aroma of rose petals is one our favorite things about this wine. This is a refreshing example of unusually high acidity for the vintage and is a wonderful treat. This wine is always a sleeper but will reward those that have the sensitivity to 'lean in.’

past vintages (sold out)


2014 Sunnyside Vineyard Pinot noir

348 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - big table farm rooster

Visiting Lucy and Tom is always a delight. They take utmost care of their vineyard, deliberating course of action with equal parts education and experience, and they have been tending the same vines for over thirty years. The evidence of their work and care is clear – not only in the appearance of the vineyard but in the quality of fruit they produce and subsequently the wines.

tasting notes-
This has raspberry as the other wines do, but it is vivid like eating fruit off the vine. Cola, bacon fat, black pepper, boysenberry, blueberry. The tannins are soft and play perfectly against the acid, which is ample in this bottling. The finish shows plums and darker fruits and becomes smokey and smells/tastes of portobello mushrooms.

past vintages (sold out)


2014 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot noir

228 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - the Schmidt barn, Yamhill

This wine represents the best of what our neighborhood produces. The 2014 Yamhill-Carlton is from the fruit of the Coats and Whitney vineyard and Kalita Vineyard, both farmed impeccably by Daniel Fey and the team at Results Partners. This wine represents the best of the Yamhill Carlton AVA and is adorned by one of the many historic barns of the county.

tasting notes-
Sweet, toasty oak, cola, raspberry and menthol. The palate is super juicy from the cascade of raspberry flavor, all the aromas are the same flavors on the palate, and the toasty oak really boosts the sweet quality of the fruit and rounds out the wine to be a very decadent taste and texture experience. There is just enough acidity for the fruit flavors to feel fresh and brambly with perfect acidity.

past vintages (sold out)


2014 Wirtz Vineyard Pinot noir

367 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - maple samaras from Wirtz trees

These 40 plus year old vines seems to hold a strong signature regardless of vintage. The resulting wine is beautiful – heady fruit and spice and earth aromas lead to more of the same on the palate with a satisfying finish that begs you to take another sip, or another bite. The Coury clone is fully expressed in the complex range of flavors of this earth driven wine.

tasting notes-
Coffee grounds, dark chocolate, autumn leaves, forest floor, sanguine, potpourri. Its attitude is more about its tertiary complexity than its fruit freshness. Ruby red grapefruit, cherry, orange, and has a spice dominated finish of clove and sandalwood.

past vintages (sold out)


ALSO AVAILABLE


2015 Laughing Pig Rosé

480 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$28
alc 14.3%

The 2015 Laughing Pig Rosé has notes of strawberry and spice on the nose. The mid -palate has a perfectly balanced weight of cherry pie and a bit of umami, which is followed by a zing of acidity that waters the mouth ready for another sip or whatever food is at hand. Versatility is the name.

We made the 2015 rosé with a Saigné that was placed on top of an equal amount of whole cluster fruit and allowed to soak and slowly start to ferment for several days. This was then pressed and transferred to neutral barrels. As we have always done, the 2015 LPR was fermented to dryness with malolatic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered. 

scores—
91 points — Josh Raynolds — Vinous

past vintages (sold out)


2014 Chardonnay

$45
label - big table farm bee hives

Barrel fermented in mixed age French oak, producing a pale clear lemon color.

The aromas of this wine have a wonderful freshness and lift and give lots of apple and pear fruit along with a hit of flint which is balanced by a custard richness. The acidity is prominent without being pronounced and leaves the finish dry, focused, and mouth watering. unfined and unfiltered

scores—
92 points — The Pinot File
92 points — International Wine Report

past vintages (sold out)


2014 Willamette Valley Pinot noir

$42
label – Bert of big table farm

This is a combination of new, used and neutral barrels from all our Pinot noir sites. Green peppercorn and savory herbs are apparent immediately on the nose. The fruit here is perfectly balanced by the stems and structure. The sweet toasted oak really polishes the edges of the wine making it glide across the palate.

tasting notes-
This wine strikes a perfect balance with red grapefruit and orange zest aromatics supporting the generous cherry and red currant flavors. Drinking perfect and ready to satisfy. unfined and unfiltered

scores—
92 points — International Wine Report
91 points — The Pinot File

past vintages (sold out)


2013 Syrah - Rogue Valley, OR

$48
label – big table farm flatware

Prominent bacon aromatics, grilled meat, blueberries, camp fire, and a touch of violet. There is ample acidity, which is refreshing and keeps the density of the aromatics lighter and the flavors more fruit oriented. The structure is soft and dusty, allowing for early consumption.

This wine will continue to open and give on day two (and even three)! It will age gracefully for many years. unfined and unfiltered


2014 The Elusive Queen - Chardonnay

100 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$85
alc 13.6%

Honeycomb, graham cracker, lemon cream, vanilla, and barrel toast greet you on the nose. Creamy on the palate, alongside apple pie and brown butter. On the finish, there is a tension of underripe pear, with it's skin, and warm spices reminiscent of cinnamon and cedar that linger on the palate for days.

scores—
94 points — The Pinot File
93 points — International Wine Report

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Our Labels

The labels on our wines are made by hand using a letterpress and thick printmaking paper. When you hold a bottle of our wine, you'll notice our labels are much thicker; this is because of the printmaking process we use. 

After the labels are cut, we hand apply each one. Then our bottles are carefully wrapped in tissue to preserve the paper's texture and beauty. While very labor-intensive, this makes for an elegant package that not only befits its contents but also produces less waste than traditional label printing.

The art is drawn by Clare and inspired by our life here at Big Table Farm, which is why all the labels feature a farm tool or an animal from the farm. The art on the labels are unique to each vintage.