Oregon Pinot

King Estate

Oregon Pinot Noir 2011

Starting the week off with the 2011 King Estate Pinot Noir from Eugene, OR. King Estate is located 20 miles southwest of Eugene, OR on the southwest edge of the Willamette Valley on 1033 acres certified organic vineyard. I tried this four years ago and it has seemed to have matured a bit sunce then in those four years. A more pleasurable wine this time around.

On the nose there is beautiful fruit of strawberry, cherry, red raspberry, cranberry, vanilla, a little barnyard, cola and a slight bit of licorice.

On the palate I am getting sour cherry, tart strawberry, red raspberry, pomegranate, vanilla, eucalyptus and a light oak note.

The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity and medium smooth tannin that leads right into a medium to long beautiful tart fruit prolonged finish. A very nice wine that is an easy drinker. The week is starting off right so have a great week and be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 4 days ago

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Trisaetum

Family Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Ron R
9.3

Sorry about the faux label - lost my pic somewhere.
The last wine from my Oregon tasting, and it was a special one.
Lovely nose of blackberries and minerals. Palette is saturated, concentrated and sails on. Very supple. $100 wine - I’m not sure about that...
— 5 days ago

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TheSkip

TheSkip

My nose bled!

Colene Clemens Vineyards

Willamett Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Second tasting, one year on from first. Purple red in color. Cola and menthol notes in nose. Cola, blackberry and blueberry with length, ink and cedar notes in mouth. Tongue drying astringency in center of tongue, bitter seed tannins and black tea on finish. Needs time to open — 10 days ago

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Chehalem

Three Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Friday night enjoying a very nice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with a good friend of many years. The 2011 Chehalem Three Vineyard Pinot Noir.

On the nose there is beautifully delicious red fruit, ripe strawberry, red raspberry, ripe tomato, clove, cola, vanilla, rose petal and some dry earthy soil.

On the palate is red raspberry, strawberry, cherry, cranberry, cola, vanilla and a forest floor component.

The wine is medium bodied with medium + acidity, medium smooth tannin that leads to a long fruit filled finish. A very nice expression of a clean Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Have a great weekend and please be safe. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 7 days ago

James, Peter and 12 others liked this
Peter van den Besselaar

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Nice description

Domaine Drouhin

Oregon Pinot Noir 2015

Ron R
9.1

Produced from southern facing vines, and it shows. Open-knit showing. Matured in neutral French oak. So much better than the 14 vintage. — 7 days ago

Y, Aaron and 23 others liked this
Ron R

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Our fave pinot in that region @Ken Venezio. Definitely going back with my wife. Maybe we can try and get a tasting going???
Ken Venezio

Ken Venezio

@Ron R happy to. Try Purple Hands, St Innocent and Natalies Vineyard. Small production but very good Pinots.
Ken Venezio

Ken Venezio

Too quick. Left off one of my favs. Sineann.

Soter Vineyards

Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot Noir 2010

I’m not sure Delectable knows which wine this is- 2010 MSR white label; a small low yield “crown of the hill” parcel of the estate. Been saving this guy and holy mother of god did it reward. I venture a guess that at 8 years old it could be in its “prime” window but it absolutely could go another decade. This wine made me a little sad that we might not get another cold vintage in Oregon. It was so stunning and so pure it took my breath away. Not an understatement in any way. — 7 days ago

Tom, Paul and 4 others liked this
Drew Summers

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Special occasion?

The Eyrie Vineyards

Pinot Gris 1988

Most people hope their Gris tastes this good 3 years later. Showing some age but still had acid, some freshness, complexity. Great stuff and really made you appreciate old vine, well made, Gris — 7 days ago

Hugh, Phil and 6 others liked this

St Innocent Winery

Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Located in Salem, OR; Founded May 1988 by Mark Vlossak & 8 investors, producing only 396 cases in 1st year, gradually increasing capacity to 6800 cases in 2004. Big aromas of ripe berry fruit with layers of complex spices. Blackberry & Raspberry flavors with exotic spice and herbal tea notes, great mouthfeel. Round full tannins, good acidity balance, lingering intense ending. Very Nice! — 6 days ago

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Thomas

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2005

I’m just going to straight out say it. There is a lot of jealousy around the valley over these wines. Yes, there is some bottle variation. Guess what, 1 man show, does everything on his own, bottles barrel by barrel, some cases are different from others. But this what we always talk about supporting, the little guy who is making it happen no matter what, doing it on his own terms and don’t give a F. When very important guests come into your restaurant and ask for a “mic drop” wine...this is my Go-To every time. Never had someone be disappointed. Say it over and Over 2005 Oregon is the vintage of a lifetime, the good wines are still getting better. — 7 days ago

Shay, Phil and 8 others liked this
Mike Smith

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Well said
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

I will check this wine out

Eminent Domaine

Reserve Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir 2014

Ron R
9.2

Eyes right for just a mo... pasta and sage with butternut squash. Prep’d for my wife by yours truly 🙂
Now onto the wine... Visited Eminent and it was closed, but they threw me a bone. Looks like a cab in the glass, but the nose gives the game away. This is tightly wound and requires aging. Beautiful fruit support the tannins perfectly. Oak profile is neutral. A strong effort which is below my price pain threshold.
— 5 days ago

Anne-marie, James and 26 others liked this