Willamette Valley, Oregon

Big Table Farm

Earth Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The 2017 'Earth' Pinot Noir is a barrel selection wine made by the talented Brian Marcy. As the wine slowly unwinds in the glass, it unveils perfumed aromatics of copious red fruits that come together with peat moss and shades of fresh white truffle on this expressive nose. The palate reveals a wonderfully silky texture that coats the mid-palate leaving begind flavors of red currant jelly, wild blackberry cordial, peat moss and suggestions of cigar ash which all mingle brilliantly. While utterly delicious now, this seductive, yet well-balanced Pinot Noir should continue to cellar marvelously over the next fifteen plus years. Drink 2019-2035- 95 — 7 days ago

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Love and Squalor

Willamette Valley Riesling 2015

Pale yellow, excellent clarity. Floral, pine aromas in nose. Tart, dry, rounded mouthfeel, pineapple, citrus flavors with a hint of peach, lactic-lemon aftertaste. Needs at least 20 minutes to open up. Slight skin astringency on finish. — 9 days ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

A ruby jeweled colour,, well balanced and lush wine with beautiful structure and acidity. Medium bodied, with fresh fruits of bright black cherry and strawberry that mingle with notes of Christmas spice, forest floor, cola and tobacco. An outstanding entry level Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
— 15 days ago

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@Shawn Thompson Shawn Cheers 🍷
Trixie

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The Christmas spice comment peeked my interest. Sounds lovely. 🍷

Lingua Franca

Bunker Hill Chardonnay 2017

The 2017 Lingua Franca ‘Bunker Hill’ Chardonnay is a terrific new release wine by this talented winemaking team. The nose evokes toasty brioche with wild mushroom and green apple that all combine in the glass. The palate unveils a silky texture and a bright minerality. Kumquat, green papaya and shades of white truffle with earthy undertones round out this outstanding flavor range. This finishes exceedingly long with lemon cream and minerals. Highly Burgundian and downright thrilling now, this highly nuisanced Chardonnay will cellar well for a decade or more. Drink 2019-2032- 94 — 8 days ago

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Antica Terra

Ceras Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

An earthy, fleshy PN that is subdued in a good way. Excellent balance and restraint. Still evolving so it will put on weight and depth. Maggie is doing fantastic and unique things in Dundee. — 5 days ago

Bill, Ryan and 19 others liked this

Antica Terra

Botanica Pinot Noir 2013

Shay A
9.4

Fun afternoon at Classic with great company. Glad you could join us Bryan.

Whole cluster goodness! Green Bell Pepper, menthol, new pipe tobacco aromatics. The palate shows spice in the form of peppered strip, spiced plum and underripe blackberries. There is a streak of minerality down the middle. Burgundian like with a touch more fruit. Wonderful expression. Thanks for bringing
@Bryan Kesting .
— 16 days ago

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Isaac Pirolo

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Maggie Harrison is silly good.
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No disagreement from me @Isaac Pirolo . Want to try the Antikytera Pinot one of these days.

J.K. Carriere

Provocateur Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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9.1

J.K. Carriere’s entry-level Willamette Valley Pinot really shines in 2016. An elegant wine from an outstanding vintage, it smoothly blends generous New World fruit expression with Old World earthiness and balance. The 2016 is delicious right now but it can age, too. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, May 2019) — 7 days ago

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St Innocent Winery

Vitae Springs Vineyard Pinot Gris 2017

Such a brilliant Pinot Gris. Powerful and dense, full bodied and phenolic. But there is a sense of freshness here with its spice character and bright orchard fruit. This is a beautiful wine that will work with a wide range of foods, from thanksgiving to southeast Asian. — 7 days ago

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Illahe

Estate Willamette Valley Tempranillo Rosé 2018

Continues to be an outstanding rosé. Cranberries, stone fruit, wet gravel. Sublime summer sipper. — 3 days ago

David, Severn and 6 others liked this
Shawn Thompson

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@P A Thanks and you too! Cheers 🍷
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@Michael Bleszynski it’s a real winner and a nice rosé to pair with food. In this case we enjoyed with bbq wild salmon.

Scott Paul Cellars

La Paulée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

Kirk F
8.9

Very nice. Not surprised, just pleased at the QPR. Outstanding value from garagiste. — 8 days ago

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