Notes from Cameron:
John Paul, the irrepressible owner and winemaker of Cameron, founded the winery in 1984. After working out of a roofless warehouse on the other side of the tracks in McMinnville, we moved to our current location in the hills above Dundee. Here, we planted Clos Electrique, a 4 acre dry-farmed vineyard that included Pinot noir and Chardonnay. Clos Electrique was planted in a traditional Burgundian manner, using several different clones of each varietal. Over the years the vineyard has expanded to 7 acres. Varietals now also include Nebbiolo and a field blend of white Italian grapes.
The complexity of our 2020 Clos Electrique rouge is attributed to our vineyard’s terroir and its multiple old red Burgundy clones, which were planted in our vineyard nearly 40 years ago. The nose expresses aromas of black cherry, damson plums, orange rind, cassis, cigar box and forest floor. The texture is amazing, like a piece of silk laid across your palate. The structure and vibrant acidity assure its long cellar-worthiness.