The Willamette Valley is an ideal location to grow Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Its average seasonal temperatures, long daylight hours in summer, and total annual rainfall resemble the conditions in Burgundy, where Pinot Noir attains uncontested perfection.
Mimi Casteel’s beautifully maintained vineyard is a product of her creative farming methods, grounded in a very thoughtful, philosophical and scientific study of natural practices that defy simple categorization. Deeply flavored with a complex interplay of mineral, floral and fruit elements, Mimi’s Mind offers spice, truffles, savory herbs, and lovely “tension,” as Dominique calls it. The finish goes on and carries the melange of flavors to the end. It is a wine to contemplate.