Oregon Pinot

King Estate

Domaine Oregon Pinot Noir

I had the chance to sample some of the 2014 vintage from barrel with King Estate's former Burgundian winemaker, Kevin Sommelet. 2014 was a warm year, and the estate's Domaine label reflects this with an expressive nose abundantly perfumed by fleshy black cherries and plums, followed by deeper, woodsier aromas, worn leather, dried roses and pungent baking spice. The attack offers concentration and thrust, yet there is grace here too with fruit mitigated by balanced acidity and a serious touch of iron ore at the close. — 2 days ago

Jeff, Willie and 9 others liked this

Archery Summit

Premier Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Tried via coravin first and it was very quiet. I was hoping it would blossom and boy did it.Heavy cherry nose, red fruit and light bit of spice on the palate. Lovely finish with a bit of dryness I didn't expect. Loved it! — 4 days ago

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King Estate

Oregon Pinot Noir

Coming into its own after being open 1 hour. Tart strawberry on the nose with fennel and celery edges. Sharp and focused cranberry on the palate. Food friendly to the last drop with Dijon mustard glazed pork chops and bacon Brussel sprouts. — 16 days ago

Edmund, Jim and 6 others liked this

White Rose Estate

White Rose Vineyard Pinot Noir 2009

Clear almost orange in color, medium+ viscosity. Lots of ripe cherries, some rubber on the nose. Palette sees tart cherries, vanilla, funkiness, some bitterness (other tasters mentioned while cluster/stems, so maybe they drive this?), light mouth feel, long finish. Really delicious Pinot! — 8 days ago

Mike, Anthony and 3 others liked this

BlueBird Hill Cellars

Barrel Select Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Bluebird Hills Cellars is an ultra-boutique winery owned by my dear friends Sue and Neil Shay. I've watched them plant vines over the years expanding the blocks that surround their sprawling hilltop home, and more recently they've transformed their garage into a small tasting room. The 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot is bright ruby red, displaying a melange of black cherries, ripe raspberries, anise, and dried lavender. It's not an especially delicate Pinot—but it's also not over the top. 2015 was a warm vintage year in the Willamette Valley, and this wine seems to strike a nice balance with a singular vein of acidity that gives it persistence and length that suspends itself over the tongue. 13.4% ABV — 9 days ago

Tom, Keith and 10 others liked this

Brittan Vineyards

Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2012

2012. What a beauty. Nose of raspberry, cherry, slight vanilla, some cinnamon. Soft and elegant. Hints here and there. On the palate -- soft but complex. No funk or bite, just fruit and some residual heat. Length. really like this 2012 PN from Oregon. — 10 days ago

Neal, Ted and 12 others liked this

Lemelson Vineyards

Thea's Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

There was something nice, feminine about this that kept me coming back. Very clean, distinct twigginess, light cherry core. — 3 days ago

Terri, Ron and 11 others liked this

Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

I love this small Oregon PN producer. So gently complex. Understated. Such an interesting sweet and dark berry mix on the nose. Waves of strawberry and blackberry overlap. The palate shows clear heat and tannin on this pop and pour but should blow off. I look forward to this after being open for 24hrs. With only 400 cases, its a fun one to have in your cellar. — 3 days ago

Shawn, Kimberly and 15 others liked this

St Innocent Winery

Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

The most complete and beautiful st innocent wine I have had to date. Texture, acid and all kinds of fresh fruit. A baby in its evolution but many long years ahead — 6 days ago

Anthony, Tom and 6 others liked this

Gothic Wine

Nevermore Pinot Noir 2014

This shows off the savory side of PN. Dark, brooding nose gives up a bit of black cherry but mostly moist, peaty earth and chipped slate. Rich, savory flavors display some plummy fruit. It's mouthfilling and shows a bit of coarse tannin, but not so much it's distracting. Great value that shows lots of character. (BTW, these are night 2 notes. Pretty closed on night 1.) — 10 days ago

Anthony, Jonathan and 3 others liked this