This is the 5th bottling of the solera or perpetual wine from Atavus. It’s made from Gewurztraminer and Pinot Noir harvested together from the upper field of this 1960’s planting on a ridge above the town of White Salmon, WA. The wine is held in a series of 600 liter, oval shaped, casks. Each year we bottle 150 liters directly from the casks and replace it with wine from the new vintage. The oldest material in the solera is from 2013 and the wine is entering a distinctly new phase. While earlier releases could be mistaken for a younger single vintage wine, this is the first bottling where the age of the material and its multi-vintage identity is unmistakably clear. This bottling shows an ephemeral complexity and textural stability that only comes from stacking the seasons in this way.