“Crushable.” – Joe Swick, Swick Wines
A light, chillable red wine from the eccentric Oregon winemaker Joe Swick. One third Pinot Noir the rest is a mix of various grapes sourced from both Oregon and Washington.
Fermented with wild yeasts, no filtering and very low SO2 additions.
**Grapes:** 33% Pinot Noir, 17% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Malbec, 15% Graciano, 4% Syrah, 4% Nebbiolo, 4% Mourvèdre, 4% Grenache, 4% Cabernet Franc
**Style:** Red Wine
**Alcohol Content:** 13.2% Alcohol by Volume
**Appellation:** Columbia Valley, AVA Willamette Valley AVA
**Viticulture: **Organic + Practicing Organic
**Soils:** Sandy Loam
**Vinification:** Oregon/Washington blend. Fermented separately and blended. Whole Cluster ferments (except for Cab Sauv).
**Aging:** Aged in neutral french oak 228 liter and 500 liter barrels for 9 months.
Joe Swick is a 5th generation Oregonian winemaker who captures the true taste of the Pacific Northwest through his wines. Joe sources his grapes from organic, biodynamic and sustainable vineyards in Oregon and Washington. After years of traveling and harvesting in various pockets of the world, such as Piedmont, Portugal, and Tasmania, Joe returned to Oregon to start his very own label in 2013. He embraces the minimal approach when making his wines such as using native yeasts, aging in old barrels and adding minimal sulphur during bottling—only when absolutely necessary. While Joe started out with a focus on making Oregon Pinot Noir, he now has explored many other grape varietals and experiments with different techniques during élevage.