Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

This is the 30th anniversary of this iconic Pinot Noir bottling. This particular edition was aged for sixteen months in 65% new French oak prior to bottling. The nose here is simply sensational ranging from cardamon accents to peat moss and black truffle shavings to bright red fruits and citrus zest that all amalgamate marvelously. The texture is beautiful as this silky wine effortlessly dances across the mid-palate. The seamlessness of this wine really entices. Dense dark and red fruits pack this incredible new release. I realize that I have written this before but this 2016 ‘Evenstad’ is up there with the best of its kind ever produced. If enjoying in its youth I beseech you to afford at least a two hour decant prior to enjoying this seductive, hedonistic Oregon Pinot Noir. Drink 2020-2040- 95 — 3 days ago

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Rollin Michael Soles

(RMS) Willamette Valley Brut Pinot Noir Chardonnay 2015

The ‘RMS’ Rose Sparkling Wine is a limited production bottling by superstar winemaker, Rollin Soles, who first began making this style of Oregon sparkling wine in 1987. The nose is highly perfumed with red rose petal, guava puree, teaberry and melon tones that fill the aromatic profile. The palate is refined as there is a wonderful elegance and seamlessness to this beautiful Rose Sparkling Wine. Red fruits and lighter earthy and citrus rind notes dance with the bright sense of minerality on the palate. While refined, this wine has some seriously good weight. A stunning wine that is truly one of the best of its kind, I can imagine this great bottling will cellar well for two decades. But why wait? Drink 2019-2035- 95 — 9 days ago

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Domaine Serene

Monogram Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Monogram is a project initially started by Domaine Serene owner Ken Evenstad and the 2014 version is a simply breath-taking release. The Monogram is a limited production wine that is a barrel selection of what Ken and winemaker Michael Fay consider to be the choicest of lots. The wine is massive and brooding on the palate, showing a wonderful combination of dark and red fruits alongside wonderful earthy nuance —black truffle and peat moss — which all come into play. The wine finishes exceedingly long with dark fruits and minerals lingering on the stunning finish. This is a simply marvelous Pinot Noir which has the potential to evolve for decades. Drink 2019-2040- 96 — 16 days ago

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Tendril Wine Cellars

Tightrope Pinot Noir 2015

The 2015 Tendril ‘Tightrope’ Pinot Noir is a spectacular effort by the talented Tony Rynders. This limited production bottling which was aged for eighteen months in 50% new French oak prior to bottling. On the nose this takes on beautiful aromatic range from red and dark fruits to hints of cloves and black truffle shavings. The mouthfeel is downright seductive as layers of dark and red berries connect with earthy undertones and the toasty oak. While this has excellent mid-palate weight, there is also a seamless quality to the wine. The extremely long finish completes this gorgeous new wine. Delightful in its youth, this will continue to cellar well for the next fifteen to twenty years. Drink. 2019-2035- 94
— 5 hours ago

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Goodfellow Family Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Art rock and exceptional Oregon Pinot Noir. One of the most creative and layered records I know. A different journey with each listen even after all these years. Great Pinot Noir is similar, always something to love and always something to learn. Acid driven fresh example from Goodfellow here. — 9 days ago

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David Shaw

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Getting esoteric so hope the wine stood up to the music

Antica Terra

Antikythera Pinot Noir 2015

Wow. This is whole cluster fermentation at its finest. Crazy wine. Deep crimson pour, really really young. Grape stem shows up on the nose along with an herbal influenced, sweet black cherry and cola that also transitioned to the open and middle. Herbal. This wine is substantial. Medium to full bodied pinot, and will go for ages. Raspberry and black cherry to the finish. I'm really impressed by this pinot, but I wonder if the QPR isn't a bit high for what this is. — 5 days ago

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@Mark Flesher Mark Good post Cheers 🍷
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Wish I had been there for this!
Pinotman /// Andreas

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Oops expensive but the review sounds terrific

WillaKenzie Estate

Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

The ‘Willamette Valley’ Pinot Noir by the talented Erik Kramer is a fantastic new wine from this storied Oregon winery. The nose is loaded with red fruits that combine with lighter orange zest and peat moss undertones that round out the enticing aromatics. The texture here is really good, as is the bright, mouth-watering acidity. Red fruits dance with citrus tones and minerals on the palate. Seriously good, enjoy this beautiful new wine over the next decade. Drink 2019-2029- 92
— 4 days ago

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Shea Wine Cellars

Shea Vineyard Block 23 Pinot Noir 2011

I think this one has done quite a bit of growing since the last note made here 5 years ago. This wine has a lot of very good structure, raspberry and bing cherry in the front, and herbal quality in the middle. Finishes with good acidity and grip with softening tannins. Not a lot of power here and was easily outdone by an Antikythera. Actually seems to be in a really good spot, not really too sure if this is capable of much more. — 5 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

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I look for Shea wines and Shea grapes in other wines. First class juice imho

Bergström Wines

Silice Pinot Noir 2017

An outstanding showing, the 2017 ‘Silice’ Pinot Noir opens with an inviting nose of copious red and dark fruits that mingle with peat moss, and wild mushroom tones on the expressive nose. The palate reveals a marvelous texture and beautifully coats the mid-palate. Bright red fruits dance with citrus rind and volcanic earth undertones on the palate. While exceedingly delicious in its youth, this stunning new bottling will have decades ahead of it. Drink 2019-2035- 94 — 4 days ago

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Big Table Farm

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Stunning and better than most winery’s top bottlings, the 2017 ‘Willamette Valley’ Pinot Noir is another sensational wine made by one of the most underrated winemakers in North America, Brian Marcy. The nose is seductive and highly perfumed with rose petals, guava puree, cigar ash and suggestions of peat moss that all build in the glass. The wine shows off a downright sexy texture, showing a great combination of weight and minerality. Guava puree, red raspberry cordial, blood orange zest and white truffle flavors all dance on the palate. A seriously good wine, this will continue to cellar well over the next fifteen years. Drink 2019-2033- 94
— 16 days ago

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Peggy Hadley

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That label would be great for Arkansas.
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@Peggy Hadley It’s a brilliant label, Clare Carver creates each individual label for each wine. She’s hugely talented 👌