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Freja Cellars

Freja Cellars Established in 1998, Freja Cellars is a family operated vineyard and boutique winery dedicated to producing premium Pinot Noir wines from estate grown grapes. The vineyard is located on a south facing slope of the Chehalem Mountains in the North Willamette Valley in Hillsboro, Oregon.

Directions
Travel west on from Farmington Road coming via Beaverton and turn left onto 219 where Farmington Rd. terminates and take immediate right onto Bald Peak Road; at fork bear left(Campbell Rd.) At four way intersection(Laurel Valley country store) go straight. At top of hill were Campbell joins LaurelView turn right. Go exactly 1.2miles and turn left onto McFee Place. If you come to 90 degree turn on Laurelview you have gone too far. Winery is first wood-sided building on right. Park up by the red house and walk down. For the holiday tastings there will be black and white signs guiding you from 219 on. 503-628-7843. Please print these directions as the mapquest directions are not very good. I list it here just for the general map.


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16691 SW McFee Place, Hillsboro, OR, US, 97123 Email: willy@frejacellars.com
Phone: 503-628-7843 Web: www.frejacellars.com
Fax: 503-628-7843
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  1998 WV EstatePinot Noir
This vintage was released in February 2000. It was the first crush for the winery and only 300 cases were produced. A light-medium bodied wine with a fruit forward style. Nice garnet color with toast and vanilla overtones. Unfiltered Suggested Retail: SOLD OUT
  1999 Winemaker's Reserve
A barrel selection was made blind tasting all of the 1999 vintage and the best three barrels were selected based on flavor profile. New barrel aged for a total of 18 months. No fining or filtering. The wine exhibits the same fruit flavors of cherries, red currants, raspberries and some faint wild strawberry. Nice levels of toast and some hints of chocolate are there as well. A warm spicy bouquet. 75 cases Bottle age 3-7 years. Suggested Retail: SOLD OUT
  1999 WV EstatePinot Noir
The wine is best characterized by it's predominance of red cherry flavors. There are also hints of of red currants and raspberries. The color is a light, bright red. The wine is fleshier than the 1998 vintage but is still in that finesse style. The bouquet is well developed and has a nose of violets/red currants. The high palate silky finish lingers forever. . Bottle age 3-5 years. 525 cases produced. No fining/filtering. Suggested Retail: SOLD OUT
  2000 Winemaker's Reserve
98 cases of this beauty were produced and after 18 months in the barrel was bottled on July 4th. The color is a very nice garnet red with depth and clarity. The nose has a faint tar, raspberry and toast aromas. The flavors are red currant, raspberry, toast, coffee and a slight white pepper spice. A very long finish typical of all our wines remains long on the palate. This is a bigger wine than our 2000 WV bottling and will age gracefully for 3-6 years. Released 11/12/02 Suggested Retail SOLD OUT.
  2000 WV Estate Pinot Noir
The color is a pretty light red. Red fruit flavors, bright acidity and a very long finish. Light to medium bodied. Another great wine crafted to go well with meals. 500 cases Suggested Retail SOLD OUT
  2001 WV Estate Pinot Noir
Grapes were harvested on October 5th the earliest for the vineyard in a long time. Very healthy dark ripe fruit. Average yield was 1.90 tons/acre. Similar to the 1999 vintage. The WV bottling was done in September 2002 and the reserve was bottled July 2003. The wine is a nice dark garnet colored with soft tannins. It has a very creamy texture almost like a barrel fermented chardonnay and has hints of blueberry and cherry. Very long high palette finish. Release November 2003. 850 cases Suggested Retail $18-20
  2001 WV Reserve Pinot Noir
In my opinion, this is the best reserve wine we have made to date. Fine grained tannins, beautiful burgundy color, blueberry and cherry flavors, hint of smoke and and a nice spicy vanilla finish. This wine is just getting into the market(Fall 2004) but most of our reserves do get sold directly out of the winery so call if you cannot find it in a retail location near you. 125 cases produced, 75 cases remaining. Suggested Retail $28-30
  2002 WV Estate Pinot Noir
Grapes were harvested on 10/5 and 10/12. Average yield was around 2.6 tons/acre hich is a bit higher than normal despite the fact we dropped about 60% of the crop in late August. Luckily, we had good ndian summer weather right through harvest so the fruit rippened up nice with long hang times and average brix around 22. 1300 ases Soft tannis, red fruits and good acidity level make this an easy drinking finesse wine. Stylistically it falls somewhere etween the 2000 and 2001 vintages. Released Fall 2004 Suggested Retail $15-16.
  2003 WV Estate Pinot Noir
Crush took place 09/27/03. The earliest harvest date in the history of Freja Vineyard. A long hot dry summer did it's magic. Tonnage was back down to 1.9 tons/acre with 1.6 tons per acre for the reserve. Intense color due to very thick skins. We kept the skin contact time to two weeks instead of our usual three weeks o keep the tannins under control. Despite this it has big tannins, lots of bramble fruit and good acid levels for a balanced wine. This will be a long term ager. Average brix was 23, our high elevation saved us from having too high sugar(produces too much alcohol for pinot noir) and the acids held up nicely. Should be a great vintage but will need more bottle age than normal. This will get us very close to our benchmark of making a Volnay style wine. The Reserve out of this vintage will be a monster. Will be released sometime in 2006/2007.
  2004 WV Estate Pinot Noir
Crush took place 10/1/04. Average yeilds were 1.7 tons/acre. Another early harvest with very ripe and balanced fruit. Barrel samples are showing deep ruby color, full body and lots of fruits on the nose. Still in the Freja style but a big wine like the 2003 vintage. Average brix were 22.5 degrees so alcohol levels should be just right. Stay tuned.....
  WV Estate Pinot Noir
Rainfall two weeks before crush 10/8/05 gave us a scare but the dry cool weather that followed allowed time to dry out. Beautiful deep color and the aromas are wonderfull. This should fall between the 2003 and 2004 vintages stylistically. Again, yields were very low at 1.6 tons/acre. Will be released 2007

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