the wines of big table farm

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


FALL 2017 RELEASE


yamhill-carlton

2015 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot noir

303 cases
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - Pike Road Barn

This wine represents the best of the Yamhill Carlton AVA and is adorned by one of the many historic barns of the county.  The 2015 Yamhill-Carlton is made from the fruit of the Coats and Whitney and Kalita Vineyards, both farmed impeccably by Daniel Fey and the team at Results Partners.


tasting notes— This wine shows heady aromas of plum, raspberry preserve, vanilla, toasted oak, wet earth.  Palate has liqueur qualities, juicy, toasted oak, and subtle campfire smoke, leather and black cherry. Full ripe tannins on the finish add unexpected but well received structure on the palate despite its openness to express all its qualities.  This for me is really spot on for the AVA especially in a warm vintage.

past vintages (sold out)


wirtz

2015 Wirtz Vineyard Pinot noir

368 cases
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - Flat, Friendly Fir from Wirtz

The 40 plus year old vines give us their signature spice again this year. The Coury clone is fully expressed in the complex range of flavors of this earth driven wine that we have made since 2010.


tasting notes— Delicate but evocative color, the nose shows reserved fruit with exotic spice, rose hip, and mint aromatics, playing at more to come.  Offsetting the decadence of the Yamhill-Carlton bottling, this shows perfume over power, complexity before fruit, tension despite its richness, and Europe vs. America. The compelling old vine fruit of this vineyard, one of the valleys oldest, has proven that place is expressed over cellar and vintage as this is truly a site driven wine and an outlier in the best possible way.  Recommend drinking this wine in the near term as the fruit is quite delicate and the wine already showing so much character is fun to drink now.

past vintages (sold out)


sunnyside

2015 Sunnyside Vineyard Pinot noir

369 cases
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - Big Table Farm Leghorn Hen

Lucy and Tom have been tending the same vines for over thirty years with care and diligence. The evidence of their work and care is clear – not only in the appearance of the vineyard but the quality of fruit they produce and subsequently the wines.


tasting notes— This wine offers a full rich nose, cinnamon, cedar and musk. Great density on the palate, rich but with a focused palate as the acid holds it all in the middle so perfectly.  Flavors are explosive, fresh, and everything perfectly in place.  The structure here is based more on its acidity than tannins, though the tannins are there they and just melt on your tongue.  This wine has great length to accompany its generosity.

past vintages (sold out)


cattrall

2015 Cattrall Brothers Vineyard Pinot noir

202 cases
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - Cattrall Brothers Ford Truck

This is our seventh 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 have been organically farmed from the beginning. We process the fruit with a hands off approach that reflects the ethos of the farming.


tasting notes— The fruit here is so fresh and vivid, just pure juicy red raspberries and cranberries like the fruit itself.  Rose petals, orange zest, raw beef, mushroom fill in nuances complimenting the fruit aromas.  This wine gives umami, as an illusive smoke quality not coming from the barrels, and then loads of sanguine iron laden minerality.  All of the aromas are present as flavors on the mid and back palate as the wine transitions from the upfront savory to the mouthwatering fruit and floral finish.  This is truly a fun wine with tremendous complexity, life, and many years ahead for long term aging in the cellar.

past vintages (sold out)


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2016 Pinot gris

125 cases
unfined and unfiltered
$32
label - Big Table Farm Wild Flowers

We've made this wine in the same fashion since 2010. It is fermented on the skins and stems. This reddish/grayish grape makes a copper colored wine that explodes with fruit, body, texture and salinity. The result is a very full-bodied luscious wine with lots of fruit and structure, but the freshness of a white wine. Bone dry, malolactic complete and bottled unfined and unfiltered. Seafood, especially fattier versions, has always been an amazing accompaniment. We hope you love this wine as much as we do!

past vintages (sold out)


SPRING 2017 RELEASE


2015 Big Table Farm Chardonnay

2015 Chardonnay

950 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$45
label - big table farm honey bee

Sourced from the same 6 Willamette valley vineyards as 2014, barrel fermented in French oak (about 10% new) with yeast that blew in the door.  We bottled after 11 months of aging without filtration or fining.  We think this wine will steal your heart, it has a special place in ours.

tasting notes-
Serious smoky mineral aroma with a savory lees balancing the fruit. There is a butter cream and lemon custard aroma blending in with the subtle suggestion of sandalwood and cinnamon spice that suggests the palate will feel rich and broad.  On the palate the weight and flavors are indeed rich but there is great acid tension and tannic grip to the finish that holds everything tight creating a dry, fresh, and mouthwatering finish.

past vintages (sold out)


2015 Big Table Farm Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2015 Willamette Valley Pinot noir

2393 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$42
label - Kirby and Pickle of big table farm

This wine is a true representation of the northern Willamette valley as all 8 pinot sites I work with end up in this bottling, from south of Salem to north of Forest Grove.  It would be arrogant of me to think I could predict which fruit will turn into the best wine so I treat all with equal diligence.  I think this approach makes this bottling different but on par with our vineyard designates – it is more affordable because we make a lot more of it, but it gets the same care and handling as the rest of the wines.

tasting notes-
This wine is very expressive of smoky espresso, cacao, raspberry, pomegranate, rose petals, and graham cracker.  The fruit on the palate is juicy in a refreshing kind of way with playful dusty tannins.   There is an easiness to the way the wine drinks that is soothing and comfortable like the way your favorite old pair of leather boots feel on your feet.

past vintages (sold out)


2015 Big Table Farm Pelos Sandberg Pinot Noir

2015 Pelos Sandberg Pinot noir

202 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$48
label - Don's 3 n’ 1

Year in and year out the wine that comes from Don Sandberg’s hard work in the vineyard is always delicious and 2015 is no exception.  As the vineyard matures its’ wines continue to develop even more complexity and depth, with 2015 at the forefront.  While this wine still has the fruit it also shows more tension, tannin and acidity to balance the fruit, potentially a more age worthy PSV than past vintages by my hand.

tasting notes-
Juicy carbonic nose of strawberry and bing cherry, rose petal, forest floor, mushroom, cinnamon.  The wine is heady, in that the flavors don’t sit on the palate, they vaporize directly into your nasal cavity like perfume leaving very little weight behind.  The structure here is focused around its acid, which is bright and fresh, and the tannins completely melted and nearly imperceptible. The finish is unique in that you really get the sense that smell is really how we are able to perceive flavor, meaning that the wine doesn’t persist on the tongue, it persists for minutes long finish that you continue to smell through the vaporous feeling of the wine on the palate.

past vintages (sold out)


2015 Big Table Farm Queen Chardonnay

2015 The Elusive Queen Chardonnay

109 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$85

Beautiful notes of mandarin orange lead gently into a elegant austere palate, there is a rounded delicate fruit component to this wine, not from sugar but from what feels like great purity of fruit and less yeasty savory flavors. Flavors of lime zest, hay, sea salt, vanilla bean give way to the persistent mineral and river rock expression coming from the vineyard. The finish is incredibly elegant, liquid, with just a touch of crunchy acidity and lingering stony minerality.

The Elusive Queen is a different wine than the Willamette Valley Chardonnay, its character reflecting her name with less hedonism than her counterpart.

past vintages (sold out)


2015 Big Table Farm Earth Pinot Noir

2015 Earth Pinot noir

107 cases produced
unfined and unfiltered
$105

Balsam wood, boysenberry, black cherry, chocolate ganache, walnuts, black pepper. All of the wine components are playing in equal volume. There is impeccable balance in this wine, nothing sticks out, no edges or elbows, just everything moving across the palate in the same direction. The wine has a liquor like concentration on the palate and is the focus of the wine, with persistent sapid fruit on the very long finish. The concentrated and structured nature of this wine will make it rewarding on day two or with decanting.

past vintages (sold out)


ALSO AVAILABLE


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 Big Table Farm Wirtz Edelzwicker

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

2013 Big Table Farm Syrah

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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.