Tom Fitzpatrick has trained in More-St. Denis with Hubert Lignier, New Zealand, California and Oregon before he and his wife started their own winery – Elevee Winegrowers.
With five acres in vines they are a unique study in terroir, as each site has the exact same farming and winemaking, to allow the terroir to express itself. Each bottled as a single vineyard.
Élevée is French for “high” a nod to their high elevation vineyards and their love of mountain climbing.
Elevee Vineyard 2016 (Dundee Hills AVA) Jory soils (volcanic) at 540 feet 93 W&S, 92 VM
“Intense red and dark berry and bitter cherry flavors show very good depth and a bracing spine of juicy acidity.” VM
Madrona Vineyard 2016 (Chehalem Mts AVA) Laurelwood soils (loess*) at 600 feet. 93 VM
“Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry, cherry-cola and star anise flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity” VM
Bjornson Vineyard 2016 (Eola-Amity Hills AVA) volcanic Nekia soils (volcanic) at 530 feet 92 VM, 92 W&S
“Smoothly plays power off finesse and finishes impressively long and juicy.” VM
* Loess is a deposit of wind blown silt. Light brown in color, consisting of predominantly quartz, feldspars, mica, and calcium carbonate.