About the Winery
After years of working in distribution and on-premise, Ryan Arnold decided to follow his muse by collaborating with winemaker John House of Ovum Winery. Take Me Home Pinot Noir was born out of the old-school Oregon model based on using older barrels but with extended aging, taking their inspiration from benchmark producer Eyrie, with the objective of making an honest Willamette Valley Pinot Noir that would drink like a $40 bottle but sell for closer to $20.
Sourcing 100% Pommard clone grapes grown in the LIVE-Certified, sustainably farmed Bieze Vineyard, which sits above the Seven Springs Vineyard in Eola-Amity, featuring the classic weathered Basalt soils that define this AVA, yielding small clusters with thick skins, high acidity and significant structure. The wine is made with a 20% whole-cluster fermentation on the native yeasts, with a 21 days of maceration on the skins followed by aging for 16-18 months in neutral French-oak barriques. Unfined and unfiltered, about 1,500 cases were produced from the 2015 vintage.