"At the end of the day, we unabashedly grow and make wines that we truly enjoy- we feel that is the most authentic expression of quality and the best way to connect with our most loyal customers- the only opinion that matters."

Drew Bledsoe
WINE SPECTATOR

Drew Bledsoe Marches Downfield, Launches Oregon Pinot Label

The former NFL QB and Washington Cabernet vintner is starting a project with his winemaker to make site-specific Willamette Pinot and Walla Walla Syrah

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WINE ENTHUSIAST

40 Under 40 Tastemakers, 2020

Josh McDaniels named to the 40 Under 40 2020 List. The list recognizes the young winemakers, brewers, beverage directors, grape growers, and other movers and shakers who are changing America's beverage industry.

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Washington Wine Blog

2018 Bledsoe-McDaniels ‘Lefore Vineyard’ Syrah

The 2018 Bledsoe-McDaniels Syrah is a head-turning wine made by superstar winemaker Josh McDaniels. The Syrah underwent 75% whole cluster fermentation and was aged in 33% new French oak barrels and mostly used 500L puncheons before bottling. Layers of red fruits combine with wet stone, iodine, green olive tapenade and bacon fat tones on the nose. The aromatic range is truly profound and takes you back to the glass for more enjoyment. The wine is beautifully textured and elegant with layers of cran-cherry, wild blackberry, Hoisin sauce and Umami all singing in unison on the palate. Gorgeous to enjoy in its youth, the 2018 ‘Lefore Vineyard’ Syrah will cellar well over the next decade. Drink 2020-2030

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Washington Wine Blog

2018 Bledsoe-McDaniels ‘Willamette Valley’ Pinot Noir

Largely sourced from the Ridgecrest Vineyard with vines planted in the 1980s, the vineyard is a cooler site that is the oldest in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. Right out of the gate the wine evokes a massive core of red fruits that mingle with peat moss, blood orange zest and exotic spices that take shape in the glass. The palate is silky smooth and elegant, showing a seamless effect. Gobs of mouth-watering acidity fill the palate, connecting with red currants, forest floor and black truffle crudo flavors alongside a silky mouthfeel. This has not only marvelous length but gorgeous texture. Soft, round and generous, this complete wine is fantastic to enjoy in its youth but will provide drinking enjoyment for many years to come. Give this a one hour decant if enjoying in its youth. Drink 2020-2035

94 / Owen Bargreen

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2018 Bledsoe-McDaniels Syrah Lefore Vineyard

Not yet bottled, the 100% varietal 2018 Syrah Lefore Vineyard was 50% destemmed and will spend 16 months in 38% new French oak. Deep purple-colored with loads of blue fruits, graphite, ground pepper, and a touch of leafy herbs, it's medium to full-bodied, has a pure, layered textured, fine tannins, and a great finish. It's unquestionably an outstanding wine.

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