Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley

Hundred Suns

Breaker Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Its the Breaker Vineyard, JS 95
Love the description from the winery so I had to try one ☝️
I think I might get a couple more to age for a few years.

Winemaker's Notes: " The Breaker Vineyard is where we live. Planted in 1972 on its own roots, it occupies a windswept rocky hill on the northern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills. The original cuttings came from Dick Erath and were farmed by Rich Zielinski for four decades. To the north the soils are predominantly Nekia, moderately deep silty clay soils on top of basalt bedrock. The southern portion is predominantly Gelderman soil series which has much thinner topsoils with rocks and cobbles strewn throughout the rows. This endangered beast will be one of only two vintages (2018 & 2019) to come off this old vineyard before we begin replanting. This vintage is very limited and entirely unique. Built to go the distance, we know our children will be enjoying these wines for many years to come. It's just that special. Winemaking Yielding just over one ton per acre, this old vineyard was harvested on the 28th of September. One portion was destemmed into a small, open- top fermenter. The second portion was placed 100% whole bunch in a 500-liter amphora and left untouched for 19 days. The last portion was left 100% whole bunch and foot crushed only. All fermented with native yeast. This wine is a dramatic landscape of rich blue fruits, tense acidity buoyed by sweet tannins, and mouth filling richness. Bottled unfined and unfiltered."
— 13 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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A hundred suns seems a little warm for me.
Ron R

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Age for a few days more like 😀
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Endangered seems to be a bold choice of adjective.

Evesham Wood

Eola-Amity Hills Cuvée Pinot Noir 2017

Red cherry, raspberry, underbrush, bright acid, great QPR 🍒🍂🤩 — 13 hours ago

Shay, Aravind and 9 others liked this

Walter Scott

X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay 2017

Rich and reductive showing squeezed lemon-lime, crushed hazelnuts and a flinty minerality with a spine of bright acidity. Finishes with good length and intensity. Very Burgundian in style. — 13 days ago

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Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2012

Loving this from the terrific 2012 vintage. Evolved nicely in the glass after the decant too. Edges were still present on open. Needed some rounding...

@Antonio Galloni need to be a pest here — doesn’t feel great to pay for premium service but see ads and not get the unlocked ratings.... issues continue.
— 6 days ago

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@Jason Stein Ok, thanks for letting me know. We will take a look and see what is going on.

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Gamay Noir 2016

A nice Gamay. Violets, smoke, manure, clove, tilled earth, cherries, underripe plums. Vibrant acidity. — 7 days ago

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Elton Vineyard Eola Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Ripe crushed cherries, blueberry skins, savory herbs, earthy minerals and a hint of animal musk, come together to form an alluring bouquet on the 2015 Lavinea Elton.  On the palate, soft, fleshy textures usher in an array or ripe dark fruits, yet perfectly balanced by juicy acids and lifting minerals which saturate the senses, making for a pliant but also zesty expression of Oregon Pinot.  The finish is long and spicy, with a tactile hint of youthful tannins.  What a pleasurable glass of Pinot. — 22 days ago

Spencer, Bob and 21 others liked this

Bethel Heights

Æolian Eola - Amity Hills Estate Pinot Noir 2016

Nose is toasted slightly with good red and black fruit, licorice and spices as well for this very expressive nose. The wine is medium bodied with good acidity in mid palate and the tannins are present but still have good texture to them, making the medium length finish delicious. Good pinot from Oregon. 90-91

Un nez expressif, fruits rouges et noir, épices et un peu de réglisse. La bouche est très bien, de corps moyen, belle acidité en milieu de bouche et des tannins présents mais de texture agréable sur une belle finale de longueur moyenne, beau Pinot de l’Oregon. 90-91
— 12 days ago

Hanibal, Paul and 5 others liked this

Domaine Drouhin

RoseRock Zéphirine Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Hibiscus, cherry, green coffee, slight strawberry and rhubarb smell, ruby magenta, the taste comes in and is mainly cherry, slight tarragon but bubble gummy, which prevails with a smooth consistency, that ends with a slightly acidic and metallic finish — 12 days ago

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Domaine Drouhin

RoseRock Pinot Noir 2014

Really nice bigger than I expected but well balanced — 5 days ago

Timmer, Shay and 11 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

La Source Seven Springs Estate Pinot Noir 2014

Wow. What a great find! Wonderfully balanced. — 15 days ago

Severn, Mike and 16 others liked this
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Last Bottle forever!


Big win!!