Monday, September 21, 2015

Among our many discoveries on our trip to southern Oregon wine country was the fact that the wineries are all family owned putting the decisions on what varietals to plant and what wines to make on a very personal basis.
Our visit to the Le Petit Tasting Room of Ledger David Cellars demonstrated this personal relationship when we learned it is named for the first born son of owners Lena Varner and David Traul.
Like many of the wineries in this region the owner here went their own way with what varietals were planted and wines produced.  Theirs is the only winery to feature a Chenin Blanc and their vineyard of this varietal the only one in the region. We tasted their 2014 Primoris Chenin Blanc and thought it excellent.
We also liked their 2014 Sauvignon Blanc which received mention in Wine Enthusiast.
Among the reds we tasted was an interesting blend entitled Dark Night.  It included Tempranillo, Malbac and Syrah. 

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