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
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
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
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
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
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