Evening Land Vineyards’ Spotlight: 2019 Passetoutgrain

Even our humblest wines genuflect to Burgundy and its wonderful traditions. Passetoutgrain is a blend of Gamay and Pinot Noir prized for its accessibility and for the wonderful harmony of fruit, earth, and spice that results from the comingling of these two grape varieties. It is a "simple" wine, unpretentious, but elaborated with the utmost care in our cellars.

We were delighted Wine Spectator’s Tim Fish took a moment to taste our 2019 vintage Passetoutgrain for inclusion in his recent Oregon Tasting Highlights.

90 Points, Wine Spectator: "From farther south in Eola-Amity Hills, Evening Land’s vibrant and fresh Passetoutgrain is a unique wine that takes its name from Bourgogne Passetoutgrain, an appellation in France's Burgundy region. Unlike Burgundy's better-known reds made exclusively from Pinot Noir, Bourgogne Passetoutgrain is a blend of Pinot Noir and Gamay, as is Evening Land's wine. With snappy cherry flavors and a lively finish, this 2019 is a nice entry point for the winery's portfolio of single-vineyard bottlings."

"Vibrant and fresh, with snappy cherry flavors that are laced with dark spices and a hint of tarragon. The finish is tart and lively.