Ex-San Franciscans, Craig and Claudia Broadley, founded Broadley Vineyards in the early 1980's. The 30-acre vineyard, planted entirely to Pinot Noir, is located on a northeast slope overlooking the town of Monroe, in the "banana belt" of the middle Willamette Valley. With Burgundy wines as a model, the goal is to produce full-bodied, rich and complex Pinot Noir. Approximately 3000 cases of Pinot Noir only are produced per year. In the best vintages, special barrel selections are bottled and designated as Claudia's Choice and Marcile Lorraine.
Broadley's Pinot Noirs show intense and complex aromatics along with flavors of black fruits and berries, white pepper, smoked game, and the "terroir" of their iron-rich, red Jory clay loam soils. They are among the most characterful Pinot Noirs in the new world. Small quantities of a light-bodied non-vintage and a medium-bodied vintage wine are sold only in the local Oregon market. Of the wines shipped out of state, the Reserve is the most forward and accessible wine in the line-up. It shows ripe tannins and acidity, full body and an extremely long finish. Marcile Lorraine, named after Craig Broadley's mother, is a barrel selection of some of the very best wines of the vintage. On the palate the wine delivers a full mouthfull of blackberry jam, cassis, and a plethora of spices. It displays ripe tannins and acidity, full body and an extremely long finish. Claudia's Choice is named after Craig's wife and business partner, Claudia Broadley. It possesses the most power, concentration and fullness of body in the line-up. Broadley wines pair well with robust flavored foods especially duck, lamb, beef, and venison.
Broadley Vineyards / 265 South 5th St.
/ Monroe, OR 97456 / Ph. & Fax 541-847-5934
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