Eola Amity Hills, Willamette Valley

Panther Creek

Schindler Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

Located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, the ‘Schindler Vineyard’ is a very small site planted to Pinot Noir and set on marine sedimentary soils. A light whiff of salinity runs through the nose with kirsch and peat moss aromas that all meld in the glass. The palate has good freshness and energy with bright reed fruits that dance with shades of blood orange and minerals. The seductive mineral and dark fruit driven finish lingers long on the palate. Enjoy this fantastic new bottling over the next decade or more. Drink 2019-2029- 92
— 8 days ago

Severn, Mike and 15 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2015

94 in San Francisco. Windows open, music blasting, cold wine flowing. — 13 days ago

Rodney, Shawn and 18 others liked this

Bethel Heights

Justice Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir

A Pinot with a floral bouquet and tart cherry flavors. Not too tart and an enjoyably smooth finish. A really good wine. — 2 days ago

Cristom

Jessie Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016

In the context of a long pinot lunch, this was a great reference point. It has weight and balance. It’s young and full of potential. Great acid and concentration. — 10 days ago

Sam Marshmallow
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Big Table Farm

Laughing Pig Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

The 2018 ‘Laughing Pig’ Rose by Big Table Farm was aged in neutral oak barrels prior to being released in mid-April 2019. Showing off its rich, dark hue, the 2018 ‘Laughing Pig’ opens with serious aromatic range from shades of honeydew melon to citrus rind and copious ripe red fruits that all connect in the glass. The palate shows a silly texture and weight, yet retains a wonderful sense of elegance. Bright guava, nectarine, and cran-pomegranate with red cherry candy flavors collide with the bright sense of minerality. The exceedingly long finish accentuates this simply gorgeous new Rose. While delightful in its youth, this will cellar well for the next seven plus years. Drink 2019-2025- 93 — 15 days ago

Severn, P and 16 others liked this

Lingua Franca

The Plow Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Violet pink rim , violet ruby core. On the nose lovely rose and red cherry notes. On the palate more of the red cherry , some darker fruits and a mineral backbone .. very nicely balanced acidity , ripe fine slightly bitty tannins . Good length. Overall elegant and rewarding , and will improve over a couple more years . — 10 days ago

Byron liked this

Evesham Wood

Eola - Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2014

So fragrant and nicely balanced. Nose has ripe red berry, black tea, cola extract, and the merest bit of warm gravel. Broad and sensually soft in the mouth, with sweet/savory flavors that spread to every corner of the palate. Very feminine style. With a tad more depth and complexity, this would be outrageous. But as it is, it is really fine. — 23 days ago

Sharon, Randy and 12 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

La Source Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Lush, velvety, and inviting that is dense and weighty. Exhibits blackberries, mineral, spicebox, and rose petals, with a hot, peppery finish. There’s a lot going on here; every sip seems different. — 15 days ago

Shay, Andrew and 1 other liked this

Love and Squalor

Eola-Amity Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Willamette Valley AVA this vintage. Yellow in color, excellent clarity. Honeydew and apricot notes in nose. Stone fruit, lemon peel and leesy creaminess in mouth, moderate skin astringency and mineral finish. Good acidity, citrus vanilla aftertaste. 190 cases made — 17 days ago

Trixie, Ira and 5 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

La Source Seven Springs Vineyard Chardonnay 2012

Terrific pale color for 6 1/2 yr old wine. Pear, citrus , essential oils combine with seamless texture, long finish. Would like more acidity but this is compelling CH nonetheless. — 7 days ago

Gavin Williams
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Kurt-Inge and Shannon liked this