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An extraordinary value. A real beauty, bursting with vibrant freshness, red fruits, rose, and silkiness to spare. As balanced as it is incredibly tasty, when you open a bottle for friends, you'll be amazed at how quickly it disappears. Positively outstanding!
The McKinley clan has a long history of farming in Oregon, dating to the early 1900s when George Angus McKinlay dry farmed cherries, apples, prunes and nuts on his farm in the Eola Hills region of Oregon's Willamette Valley. Great-grandson Matt Kinne worked as an assistant winemaker to Bob Sessions at Hanzell in Sonoma County, California before returning to his family's farming roots in Oregon. He has farmed grapes on the slopes of Parrett Mountain in the Chehalem Mountain AVA since 1990.
Pinot Noir is the sole wine produced with the Estate Vineyard supplying half of the fruit with the remainder sourced from neighboring Chehalem Mountain vineyards. New plantings will provide more estate fruit in the coming years. Pinot Noir is crafted using native yeasts, 25% new oak, no additives, and bottled unfined and unfiltered. 20 vintages have been crafted in the cellar of the Kinne's home. Production is about 1,000 cases per year.
Kinne shuns fancy labels and marketing but his Burgundian-styled wines have a loyal following in Oregon.
Wines On The Bluff is the north shore's premier online wine shop. We focus on providing only the best products from the best producers. We source our products from small/artisan wineries across the world. We have an excellent selection of organic and biodynamic products. We are an ONLINE ONLY store, which allows us to keep our costs down and focus on excellent customer service. We offer free local delivery to residents around Lake Forest and Lake Bluff Illinois, and quick shipping via UPS for all other orders in IL!
Curator of Fine Wine, Spirits & Beer
Our wines are curated by Thad Morrow. Thad is the former Director of Wine for Blue Apron. He has spent over two decades in the food and wine business. After graduating from The Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park New York, Thad went on to be the chef/owner of bacaro restaurant in Champaign Illinois from 2001 to 2014. He has an equal love of wine to compliment his love of cooking. He holds a WSET Level 3 Certification in Wine, Certified Sommelier from the Guild of Master Sommeliers, and is a member of the Wine Scholar Guild.
Wines On The Bluff is located in the beautiful shops of Market Square in Lake Forest IL.
269 Market Square, Lake Bluff, IL 60045
By Appointment Only