Umpqua 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! — 5 days ago

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Ross & Bee Maloof

Where ya Pjs at? Pinot Gris 2020

Immediately wanted this wine due to the attractive label and funny as hell reviews left by other drinkers! Was not disappointed. Truly effervescent, almost bordering on a sparkle but with natural juiciness and flavor that leaves me thinking slightly of a good light kombucha. Slight acidity balanced with slight sweetness, pretty in a wine glass and goes down easy. Grabbing another bottle ASAP! — 2 days ago

Nicolas Jay

L'Ensemble Pinot Noir 2018

Dark rubi robe, anise, crushed flowers and a hint of asian spices on the nose, very dense and complex, its fantastic after 1 hour on the decanter, but ideally you should wait 3 to 5 years to have its best. — 9 days ago

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Devitt Winery

Pinot Noir 2015

Hidden gem from the Applegate Valley. Bold and juicy on the front palate, balanced acidity with a spiced, drawn out finish. Medium+ body, gorgeous ruby color. Bravo Brendon! — a day ago

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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. — 8 days ago

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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.
— 17 days ago

Neil, Sharon and 3 others liked this

Beaux Frères

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Refined and bold and full of cherry and fruit right out of the bottle. Fabulous and big on the tongue. Lots of bold cherry and a bit of spice. Lovely linger on the tongue. Worked well with veg meal. — 4 days ago

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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.
— 25 days ago

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Bellingar Estates

South Pass Oregon Syrah 2018

Bellingar Estates South Pass Syrah 2018, Oregon


Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black plums, wild flowers, cooked blueberries, light wood, earth, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, peppercorn, violets and herbs.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, light oak, licorice, spices, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This Syrah from Oregon is drinking very nicely now. rich and fruit forward.

Nicely balanced and elegant. Showing nice complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better as it opens up. I gave it two hours in a decanter.

This Single Vineyard is interesting and easy drinking. Fragrant and aromatic with a teeth staining color. Feels very much like a good quality California Syrah.

Aged in French oak barrels (10% new) for 24 months. A very small production of only 100 cases.

13.9% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$50.
— a day ago

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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. — 10 days ago

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