Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Nicolas Jay

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

Been sick for a week, not all the way better, but today is Valentine’s Day and we’re having wine with dinner. Aromatics are alluring with high toned red fruit & a black tea note. The palate shows beautifully ripe red fruit leading to darker spicier notes and a textural tannic grip. Lots to unpack over the years with this as these 16’s will only get better with time. Happy Valentine’s Day! — 5 days ago

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Feel better. Enjoy.
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Coronavirus? You gonna die on us???
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@Ron R - Just a bad cold. I will live.

Beaux Frères

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

A lovely balanced Pinot for an unbalanced Oscars so white night. Surprisingly rich and deep berries but with so much fun spice. Methinks maybe this spent some time in a wee bit of new oak too—but mainly I love the white pepper and baking spice fun on it. — 10 days ago

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Paul T- Huntington Beach

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White pepper🙄 just like the Oscar’s
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@Paul T- Huntington Beach TOO TRUE. But I’m happy about the Parasite wins

Dusky Goose

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2015

Earthy nose. Medium body, dry, mild acidity. Lots of black and blue fruit. Anything made by Lynn Penner-Ash is going to be terrific and this is no exception! — 2 days ago

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Ken Wright Cellars

Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

Very tight at first. The nose opens up to red and black berries with an almost Nebbiolo-like rose petal note. Plenty of ripe bing cherries on the palate with a spicy mid palate and firm tannins. The acidity is there, but fruit & tannins are out in front right now. Excellent. — 2 days ago

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Bergström Wines

Cumberland Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

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I love the brambly fruit profile of this wine. It’s texture is atypically gnarly, which I find endearing. Bold tannins and a big extraction make this a solid candidate for the cellar - Tak Room, NYC. — 5 days ago

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@Michael B, you will not be disappointed.
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@Dawn E., Anne-Marie says “right back at you.” Our real valentines dinner is tomorrow at the Inn at Pound Ridge. I couldn’t be bothered to cook tonight (I’m her bitch) 😐
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@Jason Brater , per @David T, the price and quality are up there...

Johan Vineyards

Rød Van Duzer Corridor Pinot Noir Blaufränkisch 2017

The wine is called “Rød”, which must sound like “red”, Van Duzer Corridor AVA, estate grown blend of Pinot Noir and Blaufränkisch. Ruby red, very good clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Butter, raspberry and blueberry aromas, cherry and blackberry flavors with undertones of coffee, blueberry, raspberry and cranberry. Somewhat tart, moderate seed tannins. Native yeast, aged 19 months in neutral oak. Needs time to open — 8 days ago

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Lovely post!🥂

Love and Squalor

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Love this one! It is all red fruit with this slight pencil box (not cigar box, it’s that box with your pencils, pens, crayons and gum erasers and maybe a sneaky piece of Bubbilicious). It feels studious and decorous but it likes to chill on a Sunday and day drink. — 6 days ago

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@Paul T- Huntington Beach a) why do I need to wear red? B) okay I get it I’m always in black I have 5,000 black tank tops they are my uniform but I’ll try c)yes that’s my hand but perspective is making it look larger and more capable than my dainty lady hands...🧐
Sharon B

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@Ellen Clifford @Paul T- Huntington Beach you two always make me laugh!! 😆
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@Sharon B glad to hear it, happy Valentines Day!

Domaine Serene

Evenstad Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

Medium-full bodied, not overly complex, dark red cherry, spice, faint oak and an herbal note, maybe a li’l bit of heat. Overall a good, solid Willamette Valley pinot. QPR on this one tonight maybe not so solid but found it enjoyable nonetheless. — 11 days ago

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Archery Summit

Red Hills Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2014

Beautiful example of Oregon Pinot. Brambly jam on the nose. Red and black raspberries, a touch of currant, some green herbs, then a dash of white pepper. Opened up really nicely. Not the best single vineyard offering from archery summit but great stuff! — 5 days ago

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Roco Winery

The Stalker Pinot Noir 2015

💯 % fermented on stems. 0% Whole Cluster fruit! Stems aged for 7 days. A great, unique idea put in to process yielding a magnificent result! — 13 days ago

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