Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley

Stangeland

Estate Reserve Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Smells like cherry cigarette ashes. But I like the rugged flavor. It’ll put a beard on ya. Earthy and cloudy and light smokiness. — 16 hours ago

Neil, Daniel P. and 1 other liked this

Walter Scott

Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2014

Powerful, a lot in reserve. Think this needs more bottle age — 7 days ago

Dawn, Jeff and 5 others liked this

Bjornson Vineyard

Reserve Pinot Noir 2015

Cherry cola, vanilla, licorice, raspberry, oak and hints of dark chocolate. Great structure and velvety tannins. — 4 days ago

St Innocent Winery

Justice Vineyard Pinot Noir

Mark constantly over delivers especially at the modest price point. — 4 days ago

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Owen Roe

Sojourner Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Very exceptional effort from Owen Roe, with some bottle age. Warm compote and brown sugar with mild acidity make this a nice sipping wine with dinner. — 13 days ago

Shay, David and 2 others liked this

Holloran

La Chenaie Vineyard Tempranillo 2014

Retasting eight months later, my last bottle. Ruby red, very good clarity. Black currant and red berry fruit leather notes in nose. Blackberry and cherry flavors initially. Mild skin astringency in finish, with white pepper emerging after 15 minutes. Black currant, plum, mint and a touch of cola and earthiness emerge an hour after opening. Complex flavor profile. Chewy tannins too emerge, so best decant a couple of hours. A little more acidic brightness wouldn’t hurt though. Maybe Tempranillo can be a Pacific Northwest thing... — 22 days ago

Daniel P., Shawn and 5 others liked this

Bethel Heights

Estate Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Straightforward but delicious and a phenomenal value. Dark cherries, plums, baking spices, and black tea. Some decent tannins on this young Pinot, but the freshness is excellent on the finish. — 14 days ago

Flâneur Wines

X-Novo Vineyard Chardonnay 2014

That’s nutso good. Oh glorious Oregon Chardonnay, I wish we had more time together...the things we could do. — 11 days ago

Mark Freund
with Mark
Jeff, Mark and 5 others liked this

Cristom

Estate Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Gris 2017

Bitter citrus pith, herbs, chamomile, white peach, minerals. Outstanding acidity and focus. Always a fabulous value, and certainly this vintage will improve. — 20 days ago

Neil, Aravind and 3 others liked this

Cristom

Estate Eola-Amity Hills Syrah 2015

Syrah from Oregon is a bit of a novelty but I think they crush it with this one. 14%. 💦 — 15 hours ago