2016 Caballus Pinot Noir
Our friendship started in the early 80’s back in Burgundy where we met at the local horse riding club of Beaune. Soon after, we realized that we have two common passions: horses and wine.
For the following 10 years, still riding, we made wine together both in Burgundy and Oregon, working for Véronique’s family winery Joseph Drouhin and Domaine Drouhin Oregon.
Today, Isabelle Dutartre is the winemaker of DePonte Cellars and Véronique Boss-Drouhin at Domaine Drouhin. We hardly find time to ride anymore but we have raised 3 beautiful children each.
Our dream to make wine together has been in the works for 30 years. We have finally done it!
Caballus (latin word for horse, pronounced Ka-ba-lus) was born with the 2013 vintage. Made with laughs and dedication, our wine is a Pinot Noir grown on some of the most precious Oregon soils that we have had the chance to discover over the past 30 years. Production is small: around 8 barrels.
We are crafting a style of wine we like: elegant, balanced and complex, with a cashmere texture leading to a harmoniously long finish. Caballus is a sensual wine that can be enjoyed in its youth or cellared for years.
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