Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Domaine Serene

Mark Bradford Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

The Mark Bradford Vineyard has high elevation plantings to Pinot Noir and was the first vineyard planted by Grace and Ken Evenstad, aptly named after their son. Showing a deep core, the wine begins with intense aromas that instantly excite. Red cherry cola, cigar ash, peat moss, blood orange zest and pomegranate seed aromas all come to mind. There is a beautiful, seamless quality to this wine, as it effortlessly glides across the mid-palate. Wild strawberry, red cherry candy, black tea, cranberry, pomegranate and peat moss flavors all combine marvelously leading up to the finish. While this possesses notable weight, there is also a striking elegance. Surprisingly open and accessible, this is another stunning Pinot Noir from Domaine Serene and talanted winemaker, Michael Fay. Drink 2019-2038- 95 — 3 days ago

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Big Table Farm

Laughing Pig Pinot Noir Rosé

This beautiful Rosé of Pinot Noir was pressed and then stored in neutral oak prior to bottling. Unfined and unfiltered, this is one of the best of its kind from winemaker Brian Marcy of Big Table Farm. This instantly impresses with its wonderful vibrance and verve, followed by gorgeous characteristics of ripe strawberries and guava purée which soar from the glass. The palate is nearly irresistible with cranberries, white cherries and orange zest undertones. This is richly textured, yet the underlying acidity makes it highly refreshing. This is one of the finest Rosé wines in all of North America. Drink 2019-2025- 93 — 3 days ago

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David Shaw

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I like their Pinots; will keep an eye out for their Roses
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@David Shaw They make truly one of the great Rose wines in North America!
Paul Pashley

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What year is this?

Lenne Estate

Yamhill Carlton Pinot Noir 2015

This Oregon Pinot Noir is extremely dark in every way. It's tough to see through a glass of it and it's tough not to notice the blackness in the nose, too. Black currant, black tea and black coffee dominate. The palate is also shrouded from light. The tea note is perky and the dark fruit lively. Nice acidity and a lengthy finish put a nice bow on the package. — 3 days ago

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Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

This my first visit to this wine for several years. The 2011 ‘Evenstad Reserve’ Pinot Noir was aged in French oak for 13 months prior to bottling in April 2013. Needing more than an hour decant to fully develop, the wine takes on some toasty oak aromatic character with a nice combination of red and dark fruits on the nose, alongside lighter forest floor tones. I really admire this nose. The mouthfeel is quite generous as the wine still reveals light tannins. Red currant jelly, red raspberry cordial, black tea and peat moss flavors all beautifully mingle. This elegant Pinot Noir has evolved beautifully and still has a long life ahead of it. Drink 2019-2026- 92 — 3 days ago

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Cristom

Louise Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 2016

The Louise Vineyard was the first vineyard planted by Cristom, and consists of 9-acres of Pinot Noir vines planted with Dijon clones 113, 114, 115, 777 and Pommard. The 2016 is simply fantastic, as it begins with beautiful aromatics of black tea and red currants that combine with forest floor and black truffle undertones that add wonderful complexity. The palate is plush and textured, showing wonderful combination of viscosity and tension as flavors of black fruits that connect with peat moss and black truffle oil. While already sinfully good, this stunning Pinot Noir shold continue to evolve beautifully over the next ten to fifteen years. Drink 2019-2034 — 3 days ago

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Archery Summit

Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2016

Surprise! Archery Summit had some rose cases and I bought one...and forgot about it. Went out to the winery today and got a big bonus! Love this rose. One of the best in Oregon. Beautiful wine. — 6 days ago

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Purple Hands

Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Bought at winery tasting room. Purple, dense, moderately extracted. Blackberry, briar notes in nose with hints of wet concrete floor, funk, veg and spearmint. Blueberry and blackberry flavors with slightly tart blueberry aftertaste. Mild seed tannins and moderate skin astringency in finish. Nice complexity of fruit with no hints of wood or barrel until an hour after opening. A tad much oak for me; I preferred the wine from the first hour. — 6 days ago

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Domaine Drouhin

Laurène Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2011

The 2011 Domaine Drouhin ‘Laurene’ is a sensational effort from this cooler vintage in Oregon. This takes on a classic Burgundian nose with forest floor, white truffle oil, red currant puree and suggestions of white pepper. I love the elegance of this wine aromatically. The mouthfeel and texture to this wine screams elegance, as it is surprising that they were able to attain this level of concentration despite the coldness of the vintage. Red cherry puree, damp earth, cran-raspberry and orange zest flavors marvelously combine. Elegant and esteemed, this is a stunning effort by Domaine Drouhin that will cellar marvelously over the next decade. Drink 2018-2028- 94 — 3 days ago

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Evening Land Vineyards

Anden Seven Springs Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Light ruby in color. Dramatic aromatic lift with notes of red cherry, freshly cut roses, sage, menthol, and mulch with oak spice accents. Mid-weight with good acidity and very long, bitter finish. Sourced from the oldest vines in Seven Springs Vineyard and representing Evening Land’s smallest production bottling, the yields are very low as the vines are own rooted and slowly succumbing to phylloxera. The grapes are fermented 100% whole cluster then aged 16 months in 100% new French oak Ermitage barrels. This is a lovely wine that is about subtlety rather than sappy fruit. 12.5% ABV. $100. — 12 hours ago

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Maison Roy & Fils

Incline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Purple, light to moderately extracted, very good clarity. Blackberry and barrel smoke notes in nose. Cranberry, blackberry flavors with a touch of canned green veggie. Some seed tannin bitterness, light skin astringency. Crisp, austere. Minerality and cherry skin emerge within 30 minutes while veg note disappears. — 12 days ago

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Purple moderately extracted, very good clarity.