Oregon Pinot

Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Medium ruby with flecks of light purple and a wide brim. Fruit up top on the nose with cherries and tart raspberries, but the vanilla and moist earth soon take center stage. As generous of a Pinot as I’ve had in some time, this really is a perfect expression of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Medium bodied with ripe acidity, there’s an elegance and femininity to go along with the more rustic aspects of this wine. Open and inviting, there’s a lot to love here. Very well balanced, there’s so much good Willamette fruit but it never threatens becoming a round fruit bomb. On the palate, black cherries, wild strawberries, and just a bit of oak. This is just their entry level bottle and it far exceeds so many other domestic Pinots out there. Really nice stuff. — 6 days ago

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Cristom

Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Still has my vote for top quality for price Willamette Valley Pinot. Incredible texture and tension. Smells like old growth forest just the way I like my WV Pinots to (with a side of potpourri). Red fruit: cherry, plum, raspberry...maybe a little riper than in vintages past but not too ripe; exotic spices: cinnamon and a licorice/star anise note. Paired perfectly with umami-heavy meal: faro, shiitake mushroom and miso cod. Even better on the second night. — 13 days ago

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Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

Dark ruby with a narrow caramel colored edge. Moss and strawberries on nose. Medium body, dry, perfectly balanced. Raspberries, cola, and clove on palate. Spectacular! One of the two or three best Pinot Noirs I’ve had. 98/100. — 4 days ago

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Trisaetum

Wichmann Dundee Estate Pinot Noir 2018

The 2018 ‘Wichmann Dundee’ Pinot Noir is sourced from this smaller, 8 acre site set on volcanic soils in the Dundee Hills AVA. A light dusting of both white pepper and volcanic ash fall on the core of bright red fruits with shades of damp earth on the nose. The palate is bright, lithe and beautifully textured with excellent length. Surprisingly high-toned with its orange rind and cran-pomegranate flavors that meld with minerals and salty damp terroir, the 2018 ‘Wichmann Dundee’ Pinot Noir is bright and delicious to savor in its youth but has a long way to go, as it will evolve to something distinctly earthy and a world away from what we see now. Drink 2020-2033- 93 — 10 days ago

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Elk Cove Vineyards

Windhill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Earthy and spicy. Bold right out of the bottle — no decant needed. Great balance with grilled lamb. Thanks @Kim Brater — 4 days ago

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Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Pinot Noir 2017

Decanted. Didn't touch until 3hrs open. A soft touch of reduction still, some very soft Cameron mushroom/funk, then loads of rainier cherry, wild strawberry, soft plum, baking spice, loads of complexity and nothing is overdone. On the palate, lovely acidity, black cherry, baking spice, soft white pepper, crystalline black raspberry, good salinity, very soft tannin on the dark finish. This is darker than the Clos Electrique, which makes me appreciate it slightly less, but this is a stunning btl of PN. — 11 days ago

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Patricia Green Cellars

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

medium reddish purple, medium tears; cherry, raspberry, vanilla, hints of smoke and cloves; red fruit, bitter chocolate, long finish; medium body, high acidity, light tannins, 13.9% ABV; this is the biggest production and lowest priced of all the winery's vineyard designates, real bargain from a classic Willamette Valley vineyard; $37 — 2 days ago

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Andrew Rich

Pinot Noir 2017

The nose of the “Prelude” Pinot from Andrew Rich is rich, expressive and on the darker side. All good, with notes of cocoa and a velvety-smooth sort of personality on the nose, which leads to a delightfully lush and palate-coating host of fresh currant, crushed berries and a finish that brings your mind back to the beginning of it all. THIS is a delightful Pinot with lots of life from a very solid vintage and producer. — 17 days ago

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The Eyrie Vineyards

Pinot Meunier 2016

Yes I jumped the gun a little but it was calling out to me this evening. An hour of air helped considerably. Tannins a bit more rustic and pronounced than perhaps a PN might be. Cherries, roses, a bit of cola, spice and faint hint of vanilla. Leaving the rest for a few more years. — 14 days ago

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Belle Pente

Cuvée Contraire Rosé 2017

Nose has notes of strong blue cheese. Copper color. Medium body, dry, a bit of tartness. Rhubarb and tangerine notes on plate. Quite nice! Thanks @Michael Seely! — 4 days ago

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