Willamette Valley, Oregon

Panther Creek

Winemaker's Cuvée Pinot Noir 2014

It is Friday night again and I have picked up just recently this 2014 Panther Creek Wimemakers Cuveé from the Willamette Valley that I wanted to try.

On the nose there is cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, vanilla, smokey oak, spice, black olive, violet and earth.

The nose reveals notes of dark cherry, raspberry, strawberry, clove, cola, vanilla, wet leaves, spice, forest floor and earth.

This wine is medium body with medium + acidity and medium sandy tannins that lead to a medium to long earthy fruit finish. A serviceable wine that would go nice with many different dishes. Let's start this weekend off right and make this a great one. Please stay safe and enjoy yourselves. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 5 days ago

Severn, Dawn and 11 others liked this

Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Big red fruit. Strawberry at first then cherry and spice. Turmeric. Hint of black tea. Plenty of stems. Turbidity. This in my view is classic Oregon. One of my top five in Oregon. Needs time a baby. Unfortunately $$$. — 11 days ago

Mark, Stephen and 8 others liked this
Joe Davant

Joe Davant

Those are nice wines. Haven't had one in a while though. I'll have to search for them.
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

My store just got a one case allocation. They don’t like when their wines are shelled out. I plan to visit in April. Need to educate myself more on Oregon.

Samuel Robert Winery

Vintner's Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose 2018

Vibrant pink with magenta highlights. Abundant, bosomy nose of red cherries with a hint of must. Medium-bodied palate echoes the nose with mouth-watering bright (medium plus) acidity. A juicy, fresh rosé that’s ready for food. Full meal salads, seasoned salmon, or pretty much anything you’d serve in spring or summer will be well complimented. Stop reading and get some! — 19 days ago

"Odedi", Laura and 1 other liked this

Samuel Robert Winery

Family Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The new Family Reserve is a clear ruby in the glass with color to the rim. Somewhat shy nose of black cherry and weak tea. Palate is medium bodied and confirms the nose with medium acidity and medium tannins throughout. Wow! The good folks at Coelho brought their A-plus game to this one! A super elegant PN that will serve every purpose you have for Pinot Noir, including holding if you wish. Classic pairs are its friend. Unusual pairs will sing too. Drink now through 2026. — 3 days ago

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Mark, David and 6 others liked this

Scott Paul Cellars

La Paulée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Warm cinnamon like bark of a nose, spicy and welcoming.
Tar little berries, smooth scone like yeastiness, and zippity kumquat acidity.
Low tannins, hints of those twigs and branch berries, the occasional fresh St.Johns bay leaf.
A perfect Pi in a bottle on 3.14.
— 6 days ago

Tom, Daniel P. and 2 others liked this


Cool display!💀

Brittan Vineyards

Basalt Block Pinot Noir 2012

I admit to drinking a lot of this producer. I have all vintages from 2010 but not before. It’s a great OR pinot. I strongly suggest buying some directly from the winery. BUT, a number of the 2012 corks I’ve pulled have been soaked almost all the way thru. I’ve told the winery. I have not seen it from other vintages. — 17 days ago

Severn, Shay and 13 others liked this
Severn Goodwin

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Soaked and undrinkable, or soaked and reduced enjoyment?
Evan Bienstock

Evan Bienstock Premium Badge

Soaked on 1 side. No seepage though. But 2012 here gets a lot of bottle variation which is a bummer. This appropriately felt a little older than its years.
Severn Goodwin

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Thanks, advanced aging isn't always bad...

Samuel Robert Winery

Vintner's Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Color is light cranberry juice, clear with orange note on the rim. Nose is spice, red cherry, some flowering note, and strawberry. Taste is quite silky, sweet, and juicy, really mellow with berries and zesty tangerine, some spices, and a bit of mineral and tannins show at very last. Aftertaste is a mix of sweetness. Mellow and slightly above the average. — a day ago

Dawn, David and 3 others liked this

St Innocent Winery

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

I love the character of this vintage. Leaner and more focused than the 2014, which is also a remarkable wine. Violets, wild raspberry, black truffle, vanilla, star anise and a hint of dark chocolate. Excellent staying power with forceful but not blunt or overbearing tannins. Broad mouthfeel, yet buoyant acidity. Very, very delicious and expressive. — 3 days ago

Daniel P., Aravind and 3 others liked this


Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Delectable Wine

Displays abundant berry and floral character, with vibrant spice accents adding verve. Seamless in texture and appealingly sweet, the 2017 finishes with impressive, juicy persistence and resonating florality. This is textbook Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at a great price. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019) — 16 days ago

David, Hermes and 23 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

Don’t like sweet

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

What wine! Aromatics of rose petals, black tea, raspberry. I was expecting a dryer opening but this one has a nice rich fruit, still delicate like a Willamette should be but nice notes of dried raspberry, guava, tea, sage maybe even morels? Tannins are finely softer with nice back palate length...just a spectacular wine. — 3 days ago