Regular-sized bottles (750 ml) bottles of 2013 Gemini are sold out. Magnums are still available.
Thesis: Blueberry paint
The Cliff Notes: Garnet in color, this wine has almost paint-like esters of blueberry and red fruits along with cracked black/green peppercorns and roast meat. The mouth is dark, juicy, young and slightly reserved with reasonable grip and lightly present oak.
A Story: Once again these vines, grown on a wind-blown soil type, deliver acidity that moves bombastic darker fruit into a spectrum of wine that we’d call “red is red is red.”
The Building of: Small-lot wild yeast fermentations, 100% barrel aged for 18 months in French oak barrels (one new, one older). Bottled unfined and unfiltered in March 2015.
Ageability: Absolutely decant to get it air within its first 3 years. Well cellared, you should anticipate additional complexity during its first 10 years with a potential 12- to 15-year drinking horizon.
Cases Produced: 48
Vineyards: The Laurelwood soil of Gemini Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains AVA is rich, wind-blown loess that contributes vigor to the plants and good acid to the grapes, which are grafted 22-year-old Scott Henry trained Pommard clone Pinot noir.
— Jim Prosser, owner/winemaker