Hood River County, Oregon

Hiyu Wine Farm

Tzum Solais Spring Ephemeral Red Blend 2019

Kiley Baker
9.3

Lovely blend of CdP grapes. Truly interesting wine and so bright and fresh. Beautiful pink hue in the glass. Drank more like a white wine than red. — a month ago

Kelley Fox Wines

Barbie Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2019

Classy stuff! Bone dry, reticent aroma, but med-full bodied texture and long, raspy, lingering finish. Reminds me of high end Alsatian Pinot Blanc and perfect foil for French/Viet Namese Fusion. Such a pure pleasure. Willamette whites are coming into their own and really rock in’! — 8 days ago

Bryan, Mike and 5 others liked this

Grochau Cellars

Commuter Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

A cuvee blend from multiple Willamette Valley vineyards. Strawberries🍓 ,
Sarsaparilla, tamarind spice, glouglou juicy juice!!!! It's got verve y'all! & I am not even from below the mason dixon line!
— 8 days ago

Romain, Neil and 3 others liked this

Domaine Serene

Yamhill Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Presents with a beautiful translucent dark ruby red with a clear rim. Medium bodied nice long finish. I am getting cranberries, cherries, rhubarb and wet leaves! Nice wine at 14.5 alc. No burn and going down like candy! A chill on this makes earthy characteristics shine! Opens sufficiently..45 min decant! — 8 days ago

Bob, Jae and 18 others liked this

Rogue Ales

Dead Guy Ale

In the style of a German Maibock, a deep honey color with a toffee aroma and a balanced malt/bitter ratio.

2018 Gold🏆 at NY International Beer Competition 🍺

•6.8% ABV October 28, 2020 💀
— 2 days ago

Douglas, Diana and 11 others liked this
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Analemma

Tinto Mosier Hills Tempranillo Syrah 2017

Bought at winery. Garnet red, moderately extracted pigment. Leather, tangerine and red fruit aromas. Oak and cherry flavors, slight seed bitterness, good acid, wood and somewhat gripping acid-skin astringency on finish. Drinkable now, but not sure what additional aging will get you tannin-wise. More wood dominance and less fruit? Balance among the elements now so why wait? Winery tasting notes mention fresh fig (yes, how did I miss that?) petrichor (huh? Turns out I know what this is - smell of dust or dirt after rain first falls on soil, but I didn’t pick this up in the wine) and red currant (close enough). 40/25/25/10 blend of Grenache (tangerine note), Tempranillo, Syrah (cherry) and Mencia, 228 cases produced. If you’ve never heard of Mencia, Analemma or this AVA, you have to check them out! Only one bottle to taste *sigh* Give the wine an hour for the red fruit to come out and develop length, and a better quaff at that — 7 days ago

Neil, Trixie and 2 others liked this

Ballard Road

Pinot Gris 2019

Really wonderful Pinot Gris due to its simplicity and total accuracy in flavor description — the honeydew and peach definitely come through for me. I love that there isn’t a crisp high note of acidic aftertaste. Medium to light body and great pairing with seafood as well as risotto. — 4 days ago

COR Cellars

Rosae Cabernet Franc Rosé 2017

Light salmon pink, very good clarity, Watermelon, cherry and peach flavors, moderate skin astringency. Dry, good acid — 2 months ago

Trixie, Neil and 3 others liked this

Hundred Suns

Old Eight Cut Pinot Noir 2017

Purple-red, good clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Cherry and raspberry notes in nose. Blueberry, raspberry and blackberry flavors, some skin astringency, mint-spearmint note in finish. Acid good. Very nice, great value for an Oregon PN, if you can find it. Bought at winery. Winery tasting notes mention baking spices in nose which I’d agree are present (Mulberry? Not on initial pour, but give it 15 minutes to develop) — 5 days ago

Jason, Trixie and 3 others liked this

Hundred Suns

Tualatin Estate Gamay Noir 2018

Small lot production, carbonic fermentation, amphora aging, definitely fun craft-oriented stuff. But how good is it? Garnet red, very good clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Graphite and raspberry aromas. Spearmint, raspberry and a tad of blueberry flavor. (Winery tasting notes mention blue fruits and semisweet chocolate, which is strange since I toyed with cocoa and chocolate flavors while tasting initially). Balanced acid, almost light on alcohol but I don’t need it stronger. Moderate astringency and bitterness on finish. This should stand up to further aging, with fruit to last and lots of tannins left to soften. Not a typical choice for this variety, I know, but if you lack the patience to wait, like me, you’ll find this highly drinkable now, depending how tolerant you are with all those tannins. — 15 days ago

Sharon, Daniel P. and 3 others liked this
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Trixie

Fine review! Cheers!🍷