Koosah vineyard sits atop the windswept crest of the Eola-Amity Hills at 700-1100 feet. The steeply-sloped, profoundly-rocky 82.5 acre site consists of 44 acres of vineyard, 6 acres of orchard with the remaining acres in oak savannah pasture. Here the family employs permaculture techniques, having planted hundreds of species of flowering and fruiting trees, shrubs and vines. This wide plant diversity encourages a healthy microbiome to naturally reduce disease and insect pressure. Additionally, Kevin has pioneered the use of compost-teas brewed on the farm to aid in building soil fertility, microbial diversity and disease prevention. Walter Scott began sourcing three mixed-clone blocks in 2019, including 1.4 acres of Pinot noir and 3.3 acres of Chardonnay.
On the nose, Koosah Pinot noir shows a juxtaposition of sweet and savory with wild red cherries and cola counterbalanced by fennel frond and cardamom. The palate is long and intensely structured with ripe strawberries, mulberries, cocoa and pink peppercorns.