Yamhill Carlton, Willamette Valley

Sineann

Yates Conwill Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014

This took an hour to open up, but then got very fragrant. Ripe cherry juice, some clean loamy earth, a hint of toasted maple syrup. Zingy acids in the mouth, with intense cherry/mineral flavors and a a long finish. Really nice, but maybe a couple years more in the cellar will bring the complexity that takes it up a notch. — 13 days ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

One of my favorite pinots. Somewhat hard to find. A real value,

Gran Moraine

Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay 2016

Nose has cold mountain stream, cold tropical fruits (papaya, guava, starfruit), sweet yet light new oak barrel, ripe pear and crunchy bread crust.

Palate has lemon meringue, under-ripe papaya, Clementine peel, green melon with light honey and white flowers on the medium finish.

I do like OR Chardonnay, but generally think it is best at 5-6+ years of age, in its youth the flavors are tight and the wine demands a decant. We're at about 3+ hours of airing tonight.
— a month ago

Shay, E and 21 others liked this

Angela

Estate Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2013

Delicious. Would happily drink all night. — 16 days ago

Etude

Yamhela Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Bursting with raspberry, tea, and cinnamon flavors with elements of crushed gravel. Medium-bodied; elegant, mouth filling finish. Fantastic wine, and in a sweet spot right now. Not one to hold for too long. And doing a nice job helping to dull the pain of America’s Team getting the crap kicked out of them by the Bills. — 16 days ago

Steve, Shay and 1 other liked this

Angela

Abbott Claim Pinot Noir 2015

Smells of blackberry bramble - a classic nose, notifies me this will be a good Pinot.

Alpine strawberry, lingonberry, a hint of coriander and tangelo zest. Light to medium bodied, a fully expressive Pinot that roars about what it is is, and purrs when you notice.
— 20 days ago

Sharon, Tom and 4 others liked this

Dusky Goose

Fennwood Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015

Medium body, mild earthy and floral notes on nose. Blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries on palate. Delightful...another outstanding Wine from Lynn Penner-Ash. — 21 days ago

Michael SeelyJoe Roth
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Bergström Wines

Gregory Ranch Pinot Noir 2012

Another last bottle. Aging well. Had at least 5 more years. — 3 days ago

Jeff OrlowskiMichael Seely
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Jeff, Eric and 3 others liked this

Résonance Vineyard

Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2014

A pleasant juxtaposition of chocolate, mint, forest floor and berries. I thought this would pair better with my veal Milanese, but a syrupy Chardonnay or a crisp Chenin Blanc might’ve been a better choice. Nevertheless I very much enjoyed this Louis Jadot new world, Willamette foray. — 6 days ago

Soter Vineyards

Mineral Springs Brut Rosé Blend 2013

Nice Thanksgiving Start. — 16 days ago

Jeff OrlowskiMichael Seely
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Jeff, Eric and 1 other liked this

Penner-Ash

Shea Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2016

Cherry, cranberry, rose petal. Better with time in the glass and I suspect with a bit more time in bottle. — 21 days ago