Willamette Valley, Oregon

Chemistry Wines

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

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.

89 points.

$19.
— 6 days ago

Paul, Jonathan and 14 others liked this

Résonance Vineyard

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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

Ira, Jonathan and 13 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

These wines have been inconsistent and i do agree with your assessment.

Brooks Winery

Willamette Valley Riesling 2012

2012; Mother's Day 2022.

Lots of petrol and new rubber on the nose, low acidity on the gentle palate. 5H double-decant, questioning if there is future improvement here...
— 9 days ago

Eric, Lyle and 21 others liked this

00 Wines

VGW Chardonnay 2017

Shay A
9.2

Rounding up here. Closer to 89-90 upon opening, but fleshed out and mellowed (in a good way) later in the day.

I’ve had the VGW, EGW, Eola Springs and the Richard Hermann and found the VGW to be the most different. The vein of simileties between these Chardonnays is a fair bit of reduction, but the others have this sweet-smoke to them…the VGW comes across more sweat/vegetal on the nose. I put it in a decanter and left it alone for an hour and it had shed that note and revealed grilled lemon and oyster shell in its place. Deep yellow in the glass with a bright yet mid weight profile. It’s not rich nor is it lean. Herb crusted yellow fruits and lemon oil dominate the palate. Stoney/mineral driven. I corked this after 6hrs and then revisited the next day and found that it was fairly similar to the last glass I had the evening before. Obviously a few years will benefit this, but if opening now, definitely give it a decant.

I’m not sure I can compare this Oregon Chardonnay to anything else. 13% ABV, and I suppose it’s very “Oregon” as I could see it being a bridge between OR and burgundy.
— 10 days ago

Deborah, Jan and 19 others liked this
Deborah M

Deborah M

So glad to see your review on this one @Shay A ! I just grabbed 3 of these and have yet to try. Given the nod to Burgundian style, you think these can sit a couple years or do I need to consume quickly??
Shay A

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@Deborah M : Definitely no rush to consume. It’s ready to go as long as you can let it breathe for a while…took almost an hour in the decanter to blow off its reductive funk. Once it did, it was enjoyable.

Evolution

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

A fruit forward Pinot with a kiss of tannins and richly layered with dried red fruit and fresh raspberry and the faintest hint of leather on what’s a lovely velvety finish. — 9 days ago

Diane, Ron and 7 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nice! Cheers!🍷😁

Cloudline Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

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

Severn, Trixie and 1 other liked this

Chemistry Wines

Bubbles Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

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.

89 points.

$28.
— 10 days ago

Douglas, Paul and 12 others liked this

Martin Woods

Hyland Vineyard Riesling 2017

Lyle Fass
9.3

Been a while delectable family. Flu then covid and only 3 wines in that period. Well I am back and smell and taste are as they were before all of this. Nose has peach skin, some ripe peach flesh but not too ripe, confectionary aromas. Loads of wet stones and pulverized shale. Super aromatic. Like a cross between Pfalz/Alsace. Palate is lean and precise. Really clean, balanced and so pure. Fiercely mineral. Lovely peach flesh, skin and sap on the very long finish. Really juicy and engaging. Delicious! — 9 days ago

Severn, Josh and 5 others liked this

Willamette Valley Vineyards

Whole Cluster Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020

Great Whole Cluster, adds another element! Strawberries, watermelon, raspberries, soft lime, white peach and cotton candy! Nice lush mouthful! @Sharon B I think you would like this! — 11 days ago

Eric, Juan and 15 others liked this
Sharon B

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Mmm sounds like a nice poolside wine to me!!
Trixie

Trixie

I know I would enjoy a glass! Sounds juicy and delicious! Cheers!🥂
Dawn E.

Dawn E.

@Trixie Cheers to your weekend! It is a delicious wine!

Ponzi Vineyards

Tavola Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

We brought this to the Blind Tasting, it came in 2nd, me and the wife thought it was#1 — 4 days ago

Matt, Sharon and 1 other liked this