WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    100% Pinot Noir
  • APPELLATION
    Willamette Valley
  • ALCOHOL
    13.50%
  • SIZE
    750ml
  • PRODUCTION
    1,525 cases produced.

Haden Fig is Erin and Jordan Nuccio’s realization of a dream to produce exceptional Pinot Noir from the Willamette valley. They secure the best fruit possible from organic, biodynamic and sustainably farmed vineyards, including their certified organic estate Le Puits Sec Vineyard. Everything possible is done to preserve and highlight what was created in the vineyard because if you start with great fruit, you end with amazing wine.

Erin’s passion for wine grew from his passion for food. While awaiting the start of culinary school, he worked at a prominent wine shop in Washington DC. It was this job that changed his interest into a passion. He threw himself into the business, eventually becoming manager and buyer for a wine shop and an adjacent restaurant and wine bar. He and his wife Jordan moved to California where Erin studied winemaking and viticulture in Napa and Sonoma. This was an irreplaceable experience for him. During this time, he realized that to fulfill his dream of making the most interesting, balanced, and complex wine possible in the U.S. he needed to move to the Willamette Valley. Soon after the move, Erin met Russ and Mary Raney of Evesham Wood Winery and his suspicions about the potential for exceptional Pinot Noir were confirmed. He started Haden Fig while working at Evesham Wood. In 2010, Erin bought Evensham Wood.

TASTING NOTES 

This year’s Willamette Valley blend is comprised of one-half Croft Vineyard and one-half Björnson Vineyard. Though 2015 was a warm growing season, the Willamette Valley bottling is showing tremendous restraint and complexity. Dark fruit is mixed with bright cherry and raspberry, sweet damp forest and juicy acidity.