Katelyn has had Clare Carver and Brian Marcy of Big Table Farm on her radar for several years. These awesome folks packed up everything they had and traded life in Napa for a rustic working farm in Gaston Oregon and have been creating phenomenal wines there for over a decade. On a recent trip we were fortunate enough to pay the farm a visit and HOLY SMOKES am I glad that we did! The trip from beautifully manicured Willamette to the rural quaint town of Gaston is a bit of a culture shock, but in a good way. Think dirt roads, a quaint old farmhouse, and your only dining option being a greasy spoon diner named The Screamin’ Chicken… This is our kinda place, welcome to Gaston!
Ruby red in the glass, the wine shows a nose of strawberry, raspberry, and orange-peel. My first sip begs for another. Immediately I am punched by red raspberry which lends itself to a tinge of watermelon and that orange-peel that you got on the nose. Mid-palate the summer fruit just keeps going and is met by a slightly bitter edge. The finish is loooooooong and that orange-peel note leaves a lasting impression. I can not seem to keep this stuff in my glass as I can’t help but to keep drinking it. Refreshing as all get out on a 95 degree day… I think I’m going to need a bigger bottle!
2013 Big Table Farm “Laughing Pig” Rose – Gaston OR
unfined and unfiltered