Oregon Pinot

Antica Terra

Ceras Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

Deep red. Displays sexy, highly perfumed aromas of red fruit liqueur, Asian spices, incense and smoky minerals, along with an exotic potpourri nuance. Densely packed with flavor, yet lithe as well, displaying alluringly sweet raspberry preserve, cherry, blood orange and floral pastille qualities that show superb delineation and mineral lift. Fine-grained tannins lend gentle grip to an extremely long, focused finish that shows noteworthy clarity and insistent spice and floral pastille qualities. (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019) — 4 days ago

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Arterberry Maresh

Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016

3rd generation grower Jim Maresh launched his own brand in 2007. Maresh Vineyard was first planted in 1970 by grandparents Jim & Loie. Aromas of attractive red berry fruits with a touch of cooling mint. On the palate cherry and berry fruits, well structured, with a touch of rustic spice. Fine soft tannins, balanced with acidity, medium-bodied, long finish ending with earthy mineral character. Very Nice! — 12 days ago

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Kelley Fox Wines

Maresh Vineyard Pinot Gris rose

Kelley’s Pinot Gris spends almost 3 weeks on the skins with foot treading once each day. You can imagine the resulting flavor explosion. Think cranberries and crushed wild flowers and a refreshing mineral water finish. This is the type of rosé that can stand up to a full flavored dish! 😋💖 — 11 days ago

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Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

Sounds amazing!

Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Spicy slightly plummy nose. Quite earthy in the glass - tart - very much in line with previous wines from the winery. 13.5%. You can taste the dirt in this one. More spice than fruit - Dusty orange zest, hint cherry, chalk, allspice. Will be quite elegant although a little rough right now. It will be interesting to follow the evolution of this wine. In my opinion better than the 16 (a hot year hyped by many). A masterpiece for the money. — a day ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Sounds great

Domaine Serene

Coeur Blanc White Heart Pinot Noir 2017

One of the great White Pinot Noirs made in the world, I have been fascinated by this wine since it was first made more than a decade ago. The 2017 ‘Coeur Blanc’ opens with an enticing bouquet of cantaloupe, marzipan, white rose and shades of Pazzaz apple that all meld together nicely in the glass. The palate reveals a refined, silky texture and entices. Generous on the mouth, this white Pinot Noir unveils seriously good range from melon tones to green apple and shades of wild mushroom and wet stone. The bright sense of minerality and the generous texture really sing here. While outstanding now, this true heavyhitter of a wine will only become more silky and complex as it ages. Drink 2019-2033- 95 — 15 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Is it acidly like some white wines? Acid upsets my old tummy.
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Hugh O'Riordan I would implore you to check this out. Acidity is relatively high but I bet this would upset the stomach. I think this is the best example of new world white Pinot Noir 🍷👌
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Dr. Owen, it just occurred to me that I’ve hate Pinot Blanc. In champagne. Hugh

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Delectable Wine
9.4

Shimmering ruby. Expansive aromas of fresh dark berries, cherry cola, potpourri and exotic spices; vanilla and espresso notes emerge as the wine opens up. Sweet, fleshy and seamless in texture, offering palate-staining black raspberry, cherry liqueur, vanilla and spicecake flavors and a sexy violet pastille nuance. Velvety tannins build slowly on the finish, which hangs on with impressive, floral- and spice-dominated persistence. (60% new French oak) (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019) — 4 days ago

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Evesham Wood

Cuvée J Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016

2016 is a brilliant wine with intensity, brightness, depth and finesse. High-toned, floral and spice-accented wild red fruit character surging throughout. Very firm acidity and impressive tannin structure for aging. I love the balance and energy of this vintage and can’t wait to see it in another few years. — a day ago

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Brittan Vineyards

Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2010

This is killing it tonight. Firing on all 2010 cylinders. This suggests Volnay all the way. I’d put it against Burgs tonight for sure. Thank you Robert Brittan. — 2 days ago

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Conscious

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Bright red purple in the glass. Nose of black cherry and black tea. Medium palate yields black cherry, earthy black tea, and a bit of licorice whip. No discernible oak, so it’s all that typical Willamette dark fruit. Medium tannins are a welcome surprise at this price point, and with the medium plus acidity makes it just as at home with a meal as own its own as a sipper. The good folks at Samuel Robert have upped the “entry level” bar substantially. White flesh fish and citrusy dishes might be a challenge, but enjoy with pretty much anything else. Sustainable, too! — 4 days ago

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The Eyrie Vineyards

Original Vines Pinot Noir 2015

Delectable Wine
9.5

Light, vivid red. Highly expressive, spice-tinged red fruit, incense and potpourri qualities on the seductively perfumed nose, which is given vivacity by a smoky mineral accent. Sappy, alluringly sweet and precise on the palate, offering lively cherry liqueur, raspberry and five-spice powder flavors, along with a sexy floral nuance. Fine-grained and seamless in style, finishing extremely long and pure, with sneaky power, resonating spiciness and smooth, harmonious tannins. (all neutral oak) (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, June 2019) — 4 days ago

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