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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

8.918 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Jordan Wardlaw

Very recent bottling, not showing as well as the outstanding 2016. First impression was much more of a Chénas. Floral aromas of damp rose petal are very dominant with faint red fruit and spice character, but very muted overall without a significant mid palate presence. Bright acidity and freshness are nonetheless very appealing and I suspect it will open up with time as this is clearly a fine producer working with several terrific growers. Still a fine value, and I’d like to check in on it after a few more months in bottle.

Very recent bottling, not showing as well as the outstanding 2016. First impression was much more of a Chénas. Floral aromas of damp rose petal are very dominant with faint red fruit and spice character, but very muted overall without a significant mid palate presence. Bright acidity and freshness are nonetheless very appealing and I suspect it will open up with time as this is clearly a fine producer working with several terrific growers. Still a fine value, and I’d like to check in on it after a few more months in bottle.

Oct 22nd, 2018
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9.1

Displays abundant berry and floral character, with vibrant spice accents adding verve. Seamless in texture and appealingly sweet, the 2017 finishes with impressive, juicy persistence and resonating florality. This is textbook Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at a great price. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019)

Displays abundant berry and floral character, with vibrant spice accents adding verve. Seamless in texture and appealingly sweet, the 2017 finishes with impressive, juicy persistence and resonating florality. This is textbook Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at a great price. $25.00 (Josh Raynolds, Vinous, March 2019)

1 person found it helpfulMar 4th, 2019
Mark Liggio

Tasted like thin fruit juice. Tad acidic. All in a good way.

Tasted like thin fruit juice. Tad acidic. All in a good way.

Feb 25th, 2019
Matthew D’Auria

Great bottle for the price point!

Great bottle for the price point!

Feb 7th, 2019
Amritha Surath

Young, fruit forward and bold for a Pinot. Willamette valley never ceases to surprise me!

Young, fruit forward and bold for a Pinot. Willamette valley never ceases to surprise me!

Dec 11th, 2018
James Parsons

Good, but not gr8.

Good, but not gr8.

Dec 1st, 2018
Shawn Thompson

Day 1 of our Portland/Willamette Valley vacation. Starting with a relatively obscure Winery that has created a beautiful bottle of classic, cool climate, Pinot Noir with intense raspberry aromas, well rounded body, perfectly balanced, juicy red fruit in abundance on the palate that begs for pan seared Wild Salmon. A classic at an amazing price point.

Day 1 of our Portland/Willamette Valley vacation. Starting with a relatively obscure Winery that has created a beautiful bottle of classic, cool climate, Pinot Noir with intense raspberry aromas, well rounded body, perfectly balanced, juicy red fruit in abundance on the palate that begs for pan seared Wild Salmon. A classic at an amazing price point.

Sep 18th, 2018
Andrew Plant

Andrew had this a month ago

Andrew had this a month ago

Feb 21st, 2019
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Mar 18th, 2019
Roddy Daniels

Roddy had this 8 days ago

Roddy had this 8 days ago

Mar 12th, 2019