Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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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 — 7 days ago

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I’ll have to try this
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@Hugh O'Riordan I think you’d really enjoy 🍷

Beaux Frères

The Beaux Frères Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999

Dark ruby with a narrow caramel colored edge. Moss and strawberries on nose. Medium body, dry, perfectly balanced. Raspberries, cola, and clove on palate. Spectacular! One of the two or three best Pinot Noirs I’ve had. 98/100. — 18 hours ago

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Well there you go. Bravo

Arterberry Maresh

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2016

Ruby with berry fruit and floral spice aromas. On the palate blackberry and cherry fruit flavors with tea and licorice notes, lively acidity adding herb spices. Long finish, dry tannins that need some time, ending with bright mineral tones. Nice, but put this one in the cellar for a few years. Small production. — 8 days ago

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Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Medium ruby with flecks of light purple and a wide brim. Fruit up top on the nose with cherries and tart raspberries, but the vanilla and moist earth soon take center stage. As generous of a Pinot as I’ve had in some time, this really is a perfect expression of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. Medium bodied with ripe acidity, there’s an elegance and femininity to go along with the more rustic aspects of this wine. Open and inviting, there’s a lot to love here. Very well balanced, there’s so much good Willamette fruit but it never threatens becoming a round fruit bomb. On the palate, black cherries, wild strawberries, and just a bit of oak. This is just their entry level bottle and it far exceeds so many other domestic Pinots out there. Really nice stuff. — 3 days ago

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Cameron Winery

Abbey Ridge Pinot Noir 2017

Decanted. Didn't touch until 3hrs open. A soft touch of reduction still, some very soft Cameron mushroom/funk, then loads of rainier cherry, wild strawberry, soft plum, baking spice, loads of complexity and nothing is overdone. On the palate, lovely acidity, black cherry, baking spice, soft white pepper, crystalline black raspberry, good salinity, very soft tannin on the dark finish. This is darker than the Clos Electrique, which makes me appreciate it slightly less, but this is a stunning btl of PN. — 8 days ago

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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. — 11 days ago

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Belle Pente

Cuvée Contraire Rosé 2017

Nose has notes of strong blue cheese. Copper color. Medium body, dry, a bit of tartness. Rhubarb and tangerine notes on plate. Quite nice! Thanks @Michael Seely! — 19 hours ago

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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. — 10 days ago

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Elk Cove Vineyards

Windhill Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Earthy and spicy. Bold right out of the bottle — no decant needed. Great balance with grilled lamb. Thanks @Kim Brater — a day ago

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Hundred Suns

Breaker Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Its the Breaker Vineyard, JS 95
Love the description from the winery so I had to try one ☝️
I think I might get a couple more to age for a few years.

Winemaker's Notes: " The Breaker Vineyard is where we live. Planted in 1972 on its own roots, it occupies a windswept rocky hill on the northern tip of the Eola-Amity Hills. The original cuttings came from Dick Erath and were farmed by Rich Zielinski for four decades. To the north the soils are predominantly Nekia, moderately deep silty clay soils on top of basalt bedrock. The southern portion is predominantly Gelderman soil series which has much thinner topsoils with rocks and cobbles strewn throughout the rows. This endangered beast will be one of only two vintages (2018 & 2019) to come off this old vineyard before we begin replanting. This vintage is very limited and entirely unique. Built to go the distance, we know our children will be enjoying these wines for many years to come. It's just that special. Winemaking Yielding just over one ton per acre, this old vineyard was harvested on the 28th of September. One portion was destemmed into a small, open- top fermenter. The second portion was placed 100% whole bunch in a 500-liter amphora and left untouched for 19 days. The last portion was left 100% whole bunch and foot crushed only. All fermented with native yeast. This wine is a dramatic landscape of rich blue fruits, tense acidity buoyed by sweet tannins, and mouth filling richness. Bottled unfined and unfiltered."
— 16 days ago

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A hundred suns seems a little warm for me.
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Age for a few days more like 😀
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Endangered seems to be a bold choice of adjective.