Craft Wine Co. is based in the Willamette Valley in Oregon, the Origin and Minimus label doing exactly, well... what they say on the label. Minimus wines, simply put are produced without additives, and Origin wines are varietals from select vineyards that produce profound expressions of those varietals. Strident believers in organic farming, they make their wines naturally, patiently, and with a seemingly endless supply of enological curiosity. Reserving the right to experiment with just about any sort of technique they like, brettanomyces laced whites, intentional reduction, long skin contact, carbonic maceration and just about anything else one can imagine is the order of the day here
Craft Wine Co. Mondeuse-St. Laurent Johan Vineyards 2018
St. Laurent and Mondeuse, both from Johan Vineyard, come together to form a savory, complex and compelling wine. St. Laurent is the result of a cross between Pinot Noir and an unconfirmed cultivar, and Mondeuse is a grandparent of Syrah, common in the Savoie region of southeastern France. Striking acidity and delicate fruit combine with lush tannins and dark berry notes, with the mineral rich quality from the Van Duzer corridor running throughout.