Willamette Valley

Maison Roy & Fils

Incline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Purple-red, dense, moderately to highly extracted pigment. Raspberry and black currant aromas. Raspberry, cherry flavors with blueberry and menthol on finish, slightly tight in initial pour, light to moderate skin astringency. Toasty smoky barrel aromas and flavors emerge after 30 minutes. A slightly bitter, slightly tart cherry-berry finish and aftertaste also emerge as the wine resolves. Umami shows up after 90 minutes. I appreciate the intention behind the winemaking here; this is not your typical Oregon Pinot, but instead a level beyond. This wine might need additional aging, which surprises me somewhat, but based on how the tasting plays out over the first 90 minutes from opening, it has high skin contact, moderate seed contact, and is probably age worthy given its vinification or processing, the high tannins and high pigment extraction. In essence, I opened this bottle too early. The winemaking style is unusual compared to most Oregon Pinot Noirs. Give this one another two or three years before opening. This could be a really special wine in terms of structure and balance. Unfortunately, this was my only bottle from this vintage... — 8 days ago

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Wonderful review!🍷 Best wishes during this unprecedented time.

Argyle

Dry Reserve Riesling 1989

My wife’s birth year.
A Sunday treat in light of the current world situation.
COVID-19 can fly a kite.
Drink good wine incase it all turns to shit tomorrow.

The wine is freaking epic by the way. Another 10 years in it easily!!
— 6 days ago

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Antica Terra

Botanica Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

I know I’m supposed to be gaga over this. Don’t get me wrong. It’s great! But it needs a lot more time. That’s on me. I opened it early. It’s very hot. And floral. I want to see it in 5 years. — 8 days ago

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Samuel Robert Winery

Vintner's Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2019

B by infant salmon pink. Abundant nose of strawberries, watermelon, and a bit of earthy must (or musty earth… you decide). Fruit forward, medium light palate echoes the nose wrapped in bright, medium plus acidity making this *the* rosè to take to the picnic, the brunch, or the BYO. QPR is theough the roof, so buy it up before everyone else catches on! It *will* sell out! — 7 days ago

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Conscious

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Bright and clear dark ruby. Nose and palate of black cherry, black tea, and a bit it birchy wood. A bit of a tarry finish. Medium body, medium plus tannins, and medium acidity. Food is definitely its friend, but if you’re just looking for a Tuesday night by-the-glasser, it’s at home there, too. — 6 days ago

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Vincent

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Cocoa covered cherry cordial with eucalyptus on the nose. Young dark cherry-driven, forest floor, light herbal palate. Delicious, exceptional value. — 14 hours ago

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St Innocent Winery

Villages Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Jeff Ames
9.0

I have always loved St Innocent pinots. This is a great daily drinker version from them. For the ~$19 a fantastic value for my tastes. — 2 days ago

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Jay Eagan

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Mark has made the best value wine since the 90’s! I had the 2010 Tor Mast for my quarantine wine tonight. Hope you’re well Jeff!

Lemelson Vineyards

Thea's Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

A barrel selection wine, the 2016 ‘Thea’s Selection’ shows nice white truffle shavings and cinnamon stick aromatics that mingle with the core of dark fruits on the nose. The palate is round and generous with a delightful mouthfeel. Rich kirsch and peat moss tones combine with the bright sense of minerality and soft texture on the palate. Layered and downright sexy in its youth, the 2016 ‘Thea’s Selection’ will cellar well for a decade or more. Drink 2020-2032- 92
— 10 days ago

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Love these wines for the price.

Bergström Wines

Sigrid Chardonnay 2009

In the white burgundy style. @bergstrom knocks it out of the park. White flowers, green almond and stone fruit aromas. Marzipan, vanilla, honey and marcona almonds. Long, focused finish. So lively for a 2009. Would def buy more of this! — 16 hours ago

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Antica Terra

Aequorin Chardonnay 2016

Shay A
9.4

Wednesday Wine Committee from this past week. A fantastic hosting by @joe leatherwood . 1 sparkler, 2 whites, 5 reds, 1 dessert wine. All tasted blind as usual.

Gorgeous Chardonnay from one of my favorite producers. Fairly light colored in the glass offering up notes of honeysuckle, chamomile, and powdered sugar lemon bar. The palate sports a very elegant and soft profile with a bit of sweet cotton candy toward the back and finish. Delicate. I called this Oregon chardonnay.
— 13 days ago

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