Oregon Pinot

Smockshop Band

Spring Ephemeral Columbia Valley Pinot Noir 2016

50/50 Grenache and Syrah from Scorched Earth vineyard. A site planted by Lonnie Wright on the Washington side of The Gorge outside of Goldendale, which Nate took control of in 2016. There is more of this same wine still in barrel that is being bottled this summer that I tasted a few weeks ago. This wine kicks ass and the late bottling is ridiculously good and a bit more Syrah focused. This wine is incredibly food friendly, fresh, shows the Grenache, pure strawberry and cherry. We put a cork in it and came back 12 hours later and the beautiful peppery notes and olivey brineyness showed itself. Killer wine, really good stuff. Doesn’t look like the scores here get it... — 3 days ago

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@Boxer Briefs Boxer good review and wine Cheers 🍷

Torii Mor

Deux Verres Reserve Pinot Noir 2012

Cough drops, lots of bright raspberries/strawberries. Medium+ acid. Solid, not amazing. — 8 days ago

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Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Item #1 from this evening. Structured, yet elegant. Consistently good in every vintage. — 10 days ago

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Cris and Tom, what a great wine!

Roots Winery

Klee Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Having with a Pappardelle short rib dish at Civico 1845 with Mom. The wine is very light, smooth and flavorful. Not too fruity, not too dry. It’s afternoon, a little rainy in San Diego, and Mom and I just went to the farmers market in Little Italy, Nolita Hall for a drink, and now an early dinner. The calamari is incredible, and our mains, even better. — 4 days ago

Ken Wright Cellars

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2011

Upon open aromas of smoke and blackberry. After about 3 hours in the decanter, The wine had morphed into bright cherry and a bit of leather. 24 hours later, still a bit of smoke, but has calmed into cherry and spice. Super smooth and lush. Really nice — 3 days ago

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@Kimberly Anderson Nice review Cheers 🍷


Eileen Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2015

My favorite of the two Cristoms we had last night. Bright cherry with plenty of acidity to cut through rich foods. Layered and complex with a very enjoyable long finish. — 3 days ago

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Jessie Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

We had two Cristom wines last night, this 2012 and a 2015. It was an interesting comparison and I was surprised by which one I liked more. Based on the vintage, I expected to prefer the 2012, but the 2015 was my favorite. That's not to say that the 2012 was bad. Far from it. The 2012 was deep and rich for an Oregon Pinot. Instead of tart cherry, it had ripe, rich cherry notes plus a touch of pepper and spice. The finish was enjoyable, but not as long or complex as the finish on the 2015. — 3 days ago

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Maison Roy & Fils

Stater Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

A very extracted/dense style of PN with notes of licorice and red/black fruits with balance still kept in place and delicious tannins.
I personally wouldn’t opt for long term cellaring on this one but rather enjoy it for its young qualities.
— 4 days ago

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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Cherry 🍒 well balanced acidity. Bright, cranberry, touch of herbs and chalk. — 13 hours ago

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Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

I provided this wine. Smallest AVA in Oregon and it was a Pinot lovers dream. Overripe cherries, blackberries and black currants. Nice wine, but Weston’s was better as a Zinfandel fan. — 7 days ago

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I enjoy these wines as well.