Appassionata Estate is a vineyard and winery located in the Chehalem Mountains in Oregon, USA. It was founded by German winemaker Ernst Loosen, who also produces acclaimed Rieslings under the Dr. Loosen label. The name, Appassionata, is inspired by the three movements of Beethoven’s “Appassionata” Piano Sonata.
The estate produces Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Sauvignon Blanc wines, aged for up to 10 years in underground barrel caves, providing optimal temperature and humidity conditions for maturation. Winemaker Timothy Malone, was formerly an assistant winemaker at J. Christopher Wines, another Oregon winery that Loosen has collaborated with in the past.
The estate’s wines have received high ratings and praise from critics, such as Owen Bargreen, who described the 2012 Fortissimo Pinot Noir as "very concentrated and showing gorgeous layers of red fruits with an opulent mouthfeel."