Applegate Valley, Southern Oregon

Abacela

Grenache Rosé 2019

It’s a great grape for rose. Grenache gets too little attention on its own as it’s typically in a blend. But here this Abacela Rose shines. Cherry. Strawberry. Tart and crisp. Lip smacking. Dry. It’s wonderful chilled on a hot day and equally delicious as it warms to room temperature. The QPR is amazing for the substance of this wine. Ranges $15-20 bottle. And keep some for Fall and Winter too. Rose isn’t just for sunny summers. Goes with a myriad of foods all year long (think turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas). It goes Especially well with all grilled things. Barbecue season here we come! — an hour ago

Bergström Wines

'Gargantua Pantagruel' Syrah 2018

Smells of honey dipped violets.

Classic barnyard funkiness, that gives way to deep candied cherry cordial, tobacco leaf, some pencil lead, some high acid and strapping tannin. Will lay the other one down for a couple more years to smooth out.
— 12 days ago

Neil, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Conveyance

Rosé Blend 2020

Perfect on a very hot afternoon. Nice fruit, nice finish. — 6 days ago

Severn, Jason and 2 others liked this

Cricket Hill Winery

Vin Enchanté Cabernet Franc Merlot

A nice blend of 40 percent Cab Franc and 60 percent Merlot from multiple vintages. Smooth Tannins. Worth a trip to hard to find winery near Jacksonville OR. May 2021. — a month ago

Iris Vineyards

Oregon Pinot Gris 2017

ESF
9.1

Pale straw w/greenish hue - expressive nose of sweet citrus & honeydew melon + some tropical fruit. Quite the SB nose, silky suave mouthfeel and a beautiful harmony of fruit, texture & acidity. Not Alsatian style - I’d say very New World and impressive. — 3 days ago

Vanessa, Ira and 9 others liked this

Bellingar Estates

Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Bellingar Estates Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Reserve 2017, Oregon

Light purplish in color with light intensity.

Lovely nose of violets, blueberries, black cherries, sweet strawberries, spices, herbs and black pepper.

Medium bodied and soft, with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, herbs, light vegetables, earth and black pepper.

Medium finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Oregon. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Reminds me of a Santa Barbara Pinot Noir.

Easy drinking with a nice mouthfeel. Soft and elegant.

A good porch wine. Good right out of the bottle and better with some airtime (45 minutes). Spicy and interesting.

Good by itself or with food. I gave it a light chill and paired it with light appetizers.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$35.
— 13 days ago

Alex, Mike and 13 others liked this

Cowhorn Vineyard and Garden

53 Applegate Valley Syrah 2015

Raspberry fragrance…. Light pepper on the palate. May 2021. — a month ago

River's Edge

Barrel Select Elkton Pinot Noir 2017

I bought this thinking it was the Cuvée, and instead it was the Barrel Select.

I fucked up.
— 20 days ago

Josh liked this

Ken Wright Cellars

Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Color of light purple with a bit grey tone. Quite clear. Nose of beautiful dried strawberry, aldehyde, roasted pepper, a bit prune, a bit spice, and under the current strength of alcohol. Taste is refreshing, with hint of Coca-Cola, minty, memory of fresh berries, slightly sweet, clean and flavorful. Aftertaste shows some more zest and hint of tannins, drizzled with fresh green grapes. Medium long. Nicely done. — 5 days ago

David, Hermes and 3 others liked this

The Eyrie Vineyards

Oregon Chardonnay

Rainwater, lemon peel, minerals, pomelo. Nice light aromas.

Wanted something a bit more chewy on the white side that wasn’t a dry Riesling or Sancerre or a Chenin, so I went with a tried and true Chardonnay that doesn’t rely on oak treatment like a mamma’s boy.

Originally turned off by those Chardonnay’s, it’s been a while since I ventured out to this varietal again. Glad I did.

Well-rounded, balanced, slight effervescence, acidity doesn’t fall off, full and dry at once. Refreshing and savory. Wonderful. Love to be proved wrong. I always went the Chablis route, but this bottle proves to be a ballet on the palate.
— 12 days ago

Sharon, Severn and 5 others liked this