Oregon Pinot

Ayres Vineyard

Pioneer Ribbon Ridge Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Now this is some really good PN. Bright cherries laced in minerality, and floral fragrances as if walking through a rose garden that is planted parallel with a road that’s just had fresh asphalt applied. Perfumed yet damp and earthy. Love the back-label note:

“The best of our barrels comes to you in this very limited bottling. It is comprised entirely from our Ribbon Ridge vineyard’s sweet spot, all from Clone 667. Named in honor of an Oregon Trail pioneer, this is a wine that could stand up to such a journey.”
— 5 days ago

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Beaux Frères

The Upper Terrace Pinot Noir 2016

Pinotman buy this wine! This wine is fantastic and young. Started with sweet tart candy taste ( flaw to me) within an hour you get sweet dark fruit , spice an incredible long dark fruit taste and forest floor. Amazing wine . I got 6 pack and 3 liter bottle. Visit Boise and I’ll share! — 2 days ago

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Got double back and force Majeure . Both fancy Washington wines. Moira who is frugal( aka cheep) will bring Backus. Hugh
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Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2014

13.6% ABV.

As unique as the proprietor himself.

Some dusty tannins in the finish tells me this is not going to improve with further aging so I would suggest to drink and ENJOY (preferably with food) over the next 2 years.
— 3 days ago

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Portlandia Vintners

Oregon Pinot Gris 2016

Color of bubbly egg white. Nose of roasted nuts, honey, some tropical fruits, mineral, spice, and indeed quite nice. Taste of zest, acidity, mineral and tinkling spice. After taste of some more peppery note. Very good indeed. — 14 days ago

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Alit Wines

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Medium extracted, light purple-red, very good clarity. Hints of butter, vanilla, blueberry and funk in nose, but more raspberry than anything. Blueberry and raspberry flavors, lemon and barrel smoke finish, later some plum emerges; mild seed bitterness, moderate chewy skin tannin astringency. A tad tart, which a bit of chill or food would fix. Very good value from this innovative Costco-style winery, tasting room and buying coop — 15 days ago

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Teutonic Wine Company

Borgo Pass Vineyard Pinot Meunier 2016

My annual visit to this bottle. I should keep it for longer, but I can’t. Bright yet savory. Cranberry, black pepper, violets, Niçoise olive. A very favorite. — 9 days ago

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Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2017

So damn good for the money. Green apples, limestone, light acidity. This 2017 is spot on! — 4 days ago

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@Jarrod Kaplan Haven’t had it yet. I will. Thanks for the heads up.

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@David L they have some great Pinot Noirs for the $$ as well!
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@ADAM STROMFELD Had it on vacation in Savannah Georgia. Fantastic price point.

Gran Moraine

Estate Reserve Pinot Noir 2013

Gran Moraine takes its name from cataclysmic floods that occurred in the northern Willamette Valley during the last ice age. Aged in 40% new oak, aromas of red very fruits, floral and pepper notes. On the palate blackberry and ripe strawberry flavors with cola, tea and earthy notes. Soft tannins, silky texture, lingering ending with berry fruits. Very nice. — 2 days ago

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Meristem Wines

McMinnville Ava Pinot Noir 2013

The twins. Vince & Cheney Vidrine. These wines are gone, Vince took an assistant winemaker position with Domaine Serene and they made him ditch the brand. Cheney was an assistant winemaker with Union Wine Company.Dont think either is with those companies any longer, last I heard they are in Southern Oregon. Have no idea if it’s true. Damn shame, this was one of the most exciting projects in the valley before it went sideways.

Crazy interesting to see how this has evolved. This is insanely reductive winemaking that opens in front of your eyes to dark red fruit with structure and balance. Popped the bottle and it was stinky as can be! Great stuff, glad I didn’t give up on this out of the gate and saw the opportunity that was coming. Wine is in a really interesting spot. Wish I had another bottle to see where this goes down the road
— 18 days ago

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@Boxer Briefs Cheers 🍷
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I may know a guy..
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@Cheney Vidrine Haha. Hope you guys are well.

Lingua Franca

Estate Pinot Noir 2016

I am going with Jeff’s rating here. Touch herbaceous they most likely included stems. Gorgeous color. Mostly dark berries. Hint tart cherries and chalk. A good wine but not super complex. It needs a couple of years to come together. Pricy for what it is. — 2 days ago

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