Picked this up while tasting at the always amazing Mark Ryan tasting room in Woodinville. The Megan Anne Cellars label is a sister winery to Mark Ryan that specializes in Willamette Valley vineyards, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. This Pinot is a blend hailing from Dundee Hills and Eola-Amity sub-appellation AVAs. Willamette Valley AVA is the largest AVA is Oregon, recognized in 1984, and renowned for it's distinctive Pinot Noirs. Pinot Noir is a thin-skinned grape that readily takes on the characteristics of where it grows - the Oregon grapes favoring soil, barn, and tart fruit overly their assertive fruit forward California cousins. Opened this and loved it, though rated it after 24 hours being opened, (with a a notable fall off on fruit and spice). Would still recommend to anyone wanting a starter PNW Pinot. ~$40 | #markryanwinery #meganannewinery #oregonpinotnoir
On the eyes: Deep, Med+ concentration red-purply color, bright, med+ stain, med tears, no gas/floc.
On the nose: Some funkiness that revolves around rhubarb, pomegranate, and chalkiness. Med Alcohol.
On the tongue: Med tannin, med+ acid, med alcohol, med body, tight drinker. Rhubarb, cranberry, unripe strawberry, wrapped in a funky little mineral finish. Rated after 24 hours vacuumed in the fridge - was brighter, spicer upon first opening. — 4 years ago
Dusky cherry, lightest bananas foster, pomegranate reduction, raspberry-violet mocha and dried oregano. This is rich vapor with a depth of complexity. Good structure and black cherry brims with silken tannins. Coffee and cola under leather-plum umbrella over raspberry beret. The kind you find in a secondhand store. Classic Dundee. #BoedeckerCellars #Boedecker #pinotnoir #oregonpinotnoir #oregonpinot #singlevineyard #Stoller #StollerVineyard #Dundee #dundeehills #dundeehillsfinest #orpinotnoir #orpinot #clone777 — 3 years ago
If you don't already know the name Kelley Fox, then its time to take note. The nose was intense with a mix of wildberry, strawberry and dusty cinnamon and spice, then turning more to minerals and crushed fall leaves. On the palate, I found silky, enveloping textures with ripe red fruits, hints of exotic spices, and inner floral tones. The finish was long with spicy red fruit and hints of grippy tannin. The 2014 seems to be getting better and better. #oregonpinotnoir #kelleyfox — 4 years ago
Black currant, forest floor, button mushroom, cranberry. Not only do I love the people who make this wine, I love everything Cristom does- time after time this wine never disappoints. I want to drink this with every holiday meal! #oregonpinotnoir @cristomwine #cristom #willamettevalley — 2 years ago
2013 vintage. Tulips, ripe cherries in tree, raspberry essence. Holly and spearmint apparently had a winter tryst under a spray of delicate cranberry blossom. Pickled strawberry and dry pinecone emerge from a smoky cave, there is a citrus whiff, from a nighttime grove ringed by oregano. Light mouthfeel with electric potential. Subtleties abound. Cranberry meets rolled, red apple skin, chewed leather, applewood chips, bitter cherry, dried rose petals and smoky, red saffron. #pinotnoir #oregonpinotnoir #sheavineyards #oregon #pinotparadise #noir #noirs #boedecker #pn #pinotweknow — 3 years ago