Oregon Pinot

Goodfellow Family Cellars

Whistling Ridge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Pretty solid Willamette Pinot. Really loved visiting and chatting with Marcus yesterday. Ripe but with nice structure and acid still, bit young and would be best a bit further down the road. Ripe cranberry, bing cherry, and raspberry, potpourri and drying rose floral notes, gravelly mineral earth, and a bit of clove and anise-y spice character. Medium (+) acid, medium (-) intensity of fine grained tannins, and medium (-) body but with great, soft texture. Versatile on the patio with an array of grilled sausage and brats. — 7 days ago

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Harper Voit

Surlie Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2014

It was good a year ago, even better now! Wow, love the mouthfeel, almost coating yet light and crisp. Superb body! Costal breeze on the nose with touch of cream-slight nudge of salinity on the front of the palate. White peach pith, tea and citrus notes dominate. The finish is the show, balanced acidity while blending flavors of praline and smoke. — 9 days ago

Shay, Carl and 17 others liked this

Patricia Green Cellars

Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2009

I had higher hopes for the Reserve...it was regionally characteristic but still rough around the edges. I had expected more fruit and finesse from this bottling. Nonetheless good Pinot from OR. — 12 days ago

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Aberrant Cellars

Confero Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

For a pinot noir its my newest favorite. This is Aberrant Cellars Confero 2014 pinot noir from Willamette Valley. Spicy Pinot!!! WOW! I love it. It has a bouquet of blueberry pie and leather. The initial palate is pure spice and cherries developing into clove and fig. The finish comes quick and ends with a wonderful sweet finish of blueberry pie as in the very beginning. That is what I call a well rounded Pinot noir! To break it down:
Spice: 8.
Fruit: 8
Butter: 3
Oak: 2
Sweet: 5
Dry: 5
— 2 days ago

philip, Greg and 11 others liked this

Beaux Frères

Unfined & Unfiltered Guadalupe Pinot Noir 2014

The '14 Guadalupe has a bit of mystique to it. The nose is intriguing, with a mix of fresh fir boughs and eucalyptus leaves wafting from the glass, with hints of mint, spice cake, and cherry kirsch. Dark cherries and blackberries lithely glide onto the palate, with hints of candied orange peel and black licorice unfolding into a spicy finish. Pretty and intriguing. — 3 days ago

Anthony, Shawn and 1 other liked this

King Estate

Domaine Oregon Pinot Gris

Clean and weighty with citrus, lychee and floral notes. Acidity is on point in a focused finish. — 11 days ago

Riddley, Ted and 2 others liked this

The Eyrie Vineyards

Oregon Pinot Blanc 2015

Ian Burrows
9.1

Needed a couple of days to show itself. .. now richly textured/oily, bone dry w/ pear flesh, saffron, crackers etc... classic. — 6 days ago

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with Ann
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Adelsheim

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Adelsheim Vineyards in New Berg Oregon gives us 2014 Pinot Noir of coarse this is Willamette Valley, pinot noir capital of the world! The color is dark for a pinot noir, and the legs are slow. The bouquet is fresh lavender and chamomile. The initial palate is of coarse loaded with cherries, vanilla, spice and butter. The finish has a small amount of sour apple but overall long lasting grape juice after taste without the sweetness. Love this pinot for under 30 dollars!!!! — 11 days ago

Trixie, Mike and 4 others liked this

Dancin Vineyards

Melodia McMinnVille Pinot Noir

Tasted this last September at the winery, bought two bottles, and drank one tonight with pasta. This is a blend of two pinot clones, and the blend results in sour cherry, but with an undertone of black truffle. A very interesting wine. — 2 days ago

Paetra

Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir Rose 2016

Nice Eola-Amity Hills PN rosé. Another solid effort from Bill. Has a bit of structure from a decent amount of skin contact as well as what reads to me as a bit of creamy ML character but I'm not 100% sure if it actually does go through malo or not. Still has freshness though. On the nose, slightly underripe bing cherry, ripe raspberries, wet stone, a bit of heavy cream and leesy bread dough, and some dried herb character. Palate shows pretty similarly to the nose in terms of flavor but has a little more mineral verve, slightly more underripe fruit character (in a good way) and not as much of the perceptible creamy character. Medium (-) body with a nice, soft texture; medium (+) acid. Dry. Good stuff; plays nicely with bright pasta dishes with chicken, generally a pretty gastronomic rosé. — 15 days ago

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