Willamette Valley, Oregon

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Wichmann Dundee Estate Pinot Noir 2018

The 2018 ‘Wichmann Dundee’ Pinot Noir is sourced from this smaller, 8 acre site set on volcanic soils in the Dundee Hills AVA. A light dusting of both white pepper and volcanic ash fall on the core of bright red fruits with shades of damp earth on the nose. The palate is bright, lithe and beautifully textured with excellent length. Surprisingly high-toned with its orange rind and cran-pomegranate flavors that meld with minerals and salty damp terroir, the 2018 ‘Wichmann Dundee’ Pinot Noir is bright and delicious to savor in its youth but has a long way to go, as it will evolve to something distinctly earthy and a world away from what we see now. Drink 2020-2033- 93 — 2 days ago

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St Innocent Winery

Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

Still quite closed and somewhat backward for a 21-year-old Pinot (way more so than the ‘99 Brickhouse), rich redfruits, quite complex, still pretty structured, needs 5-10 more years, long finish, excellent. — 10 days ago

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Hiyu Smockshop Band

Avellana Spring Ephemeral Red Blend 2018

Bright red fruit, tart cranberry, mineral, fine tannin, high acid ⚡️ — 5 days ago

Iwan, Aravind and 8 others liked this

Cristom

Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Still has my vote for top quality for price Willamette Valley Pinot. Incredible texture and tension. Smells like old growth forest just the way I like my WV Pinots to (with a side of potpourri). Red fruit: cherry, plum, raspberry...maybe a little riper than in vintages past but not too ripe; exotic spices: cinnamon and a licorice/star anise note. Paired perfectly with umami-heavy meal: faro, shiitake mushroom and miso cod. Even better on the second night. — 5 days ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The structure and overall balance of this wine is what stands out. Ripe cherry, cedar, vanilla, and subtle earth... constantly evolves with air. This doesn’t have the distinction of a single vineyard wine, but the winemaking here is impeccable. — 11 days ago

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Apolloni

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2018

Brisk and refreshing Pinot Noit rosé with strawberries, orange, and a background of creme fraiche on the nose. Well balanced acidity on the pallate with flavors of strawberry, grapefruit, a bit tropical flair coming through with a hint of guava. Definitely kept coming back for more and it paired outstanding with a perfect evening outside! Number 2 of our 12 rosés of summer. @Michael Ager @Anne Ager [6/11/20] — 20 days ago

Alfonzo, Kathie and 3 others liked this

The Eyrie Vineyards

Pinot Meunier 2016

Yes I jumped the gun a little but it was calling out to me this evening. An hour of air helped considerably. Tannins a bit more rustic and pronounced than perhaps a PN might be. Cherries, roses, a bit of cola, spice and faint hint of vanilla. Leaving the rest for a few more years. — 6 days ago

Chris, Severn and 9 others liked this

Retour

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

This was lovely. Yes I could have waited a few more years, but really enjoyable now. Black berries and earth. This falls in the wish I had more category. — 6 days ago

Paul, Tom and 9 others liked this

Siduri

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

I’m crushing on Oregon Pinots this summer, and this one is a nice example. Fruit and baking spices (almost like walking into a nice bakery) on the nose, medium body, smooth finish. Not overly complex, but delicious. — 11 days ago

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Kelley Fox Wines

Nerthus Grüner Veltliner Muscat 2019

Stylish new wine from Kelley Fox. 60% Gruner, 40% Early Muscat. The wine crisp, clean, stainless steel.... elegant, chiseled, mineral-based. The wine positively sang with a very rich lobster/corn/cognac bisque from Alinea. A match made in vinous heaven. — 14 days ago

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