This was a late addition to our 2018 trip. In fact, owner Grant Coulter actually came to our hotel with samples after we managed to track him down. We couldn’t leave the Willamette without meeting Grant because pretty much everyone in the Valley seemed to be talking about him! Coulter was Mike Etzel’s right hand man at Beaux Freres from 2007-2015 and before this Grant worked at the Carlton Winemakers Studio. The word of mouth buzz surrounding his Hundred Suns project is such that by the time we got hold of him, pretty much every bottle of his beautifully made, hand packaged wines had sold out. It took a little bit of arm-twisting before Grant relented and offered us a few bottles of his 2016 Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir.