Purple in color with medium intensity and a wide purple rim.
On the nose black currants, raspberries, spices, tobacco, black pepper, light oak, spices and herbs.
Medium plus in body with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with raspberries, currants, red plums, cherries, light oak, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, light earth and black pepper.
Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.
This is a very tasty Pinot Noir from Oregon. Soft and elegant. Fruit forward and nicely balanced.
Smells more like a Syrah, and tastes like a blend of a California Pinot and burgundy. Interesting stuff.
Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. A nice porch wine, too.
Aged in stainless steel and 15% oak barrels.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$19. — 6 days ago
Hard to believe this is Pinot Gris, so much color! Ruby red with an orange tinge, very good clarity with some lees sediment. Citrus note in nose, grapefruit and plum notes in mouth with mineral finish. The winemaker gets Italian plum and pomegranate in this, I can see the former. Really different wine, easy to sip but fair amount of skin tannins, maceration here. Good acid, fresh fruity flavors but subtly so — 12 days ago
A pretty color of salmon with a peachy hue.
On the nose citrus, limes, raspberries, earth and minerals.
Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with lemons, strawberries, raspberries, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, earth and spices.
Tangy finish with limes.
This is a nice and easy drinking sparking wine from Oregon. Nicely balanced and refreshing. Tangy and interesting.
Feels fresh and enjoyable by itself and with food. I paired it with light appetizers.
12.5% alcohol by volume.
$28. — 10 days ago
Another one from last night. This was so good. A tiny little funk on the nose that blew off after a short decant. It really started to shine after some added time in the glass. Still youthful and amazing. More of a Burgundian style. Worth drinking now if you have 2014s. — 10 days ago
First tasting of an Oregon PN. I can't say if this one is characteristic or not, one thing is for sure, we are far from our taste landmarks such as burgundy Sancerres etc. Very focussed on black fruits, pepper, intense vegetable notes, a freshness still marked even after 6 years, the tannins are still firm even today. All the sliders seem pushed and would recall some Languedoc wines by its prominent yet balanced profile. The finish is remarkable. An intense lively and half-bodied wine, although a little expensive to my taste.
Première dégustation d’un PN d’Oregon. Je ne saurais dire si celui-ci est caractéristique ou non, une chose est sur, on est loin de nos repères gustatifs type bourgeonne Sancerres etc. Très porté sur les fruits noirs, le poivre, des notes végétales intenses, une fraîcheur encore marquée même après 6 ans, les tanins sont fermes même encore aujourd’hui. Tous les curseurs semblent poussés et rappellerait certains vins du Languedoc par son profil proéminent quoique équilibré. La finale est remarquable. Un vin vif et demi-corsé intense, quoiqu’un peu cher à mon goût. — 15 days ago
Cloudline Rosé 2021: Medium-bodied. Medium-high acidity. Floral nose and crisp & refreshing flavors. Bright red fruits, apple & watermelon notes. Off-dry finish with a lingering fruity taste. This Willamette Valley rosé wine, courtesy of the Drouhin family, is ready to enjoy right now! Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 16 days ago