De Ponte Cellars

Estate Pinot Noir

9.223 ratings
9.24 pro ratings
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Turkey, Game, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Duck, Goose, Salads & Greens, Potato, Quinoa, Farro, Brown Rice, White Rice, Pasta, Herbs, Nuts & Seeds, Mushrooms, Chicken, Meaty & Oily Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Stew, Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Salami & Prosciutto, Salmon, Quinoa, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Ryan Wofford

More structure than the Dundee

More structure than the Dundee

Mar 6th, 2018
Mark Freund

Lovely, elegant Pinot. Showing beautifully now. Earthy, cherry, balanced.

Lovely, elegant Pinot. Showing beautifully now. Earthy, cherry, balanced.

Nov 12th, 2015
Beau Carufel

Winemaker/Owner Random Wine Company

8.9

Jammin' tonight! Beautiful fruit and spice, lush without being overbearing.

Jammin' tonight! Beautiful fruit and spice, lush without being overbearing.

Nov 8th, 2014
Mark Freund

Elegant, lovely Pinot from the maligned 07 vintage. Great balance and absolutely delicious now.

Elegant, lovely Pinot from the maligned 07 vintage. Great balance and absolutely delicious now.

Jul 10th, 2014
Joe Christenson

2017 drinking nicely. Dark cherry, hints of blackberry, rose petal, hints of mushroom earthiness, and strawberry. Well balanced with great structure. Can see this becoming even better with a couple more years in the cellar — would be interesting to see how some of the deeper flavors emerge as the acidity settles.

2017 drinking nicely. Dark cherry, hints of blackberry, rose petal, hints of mushroom earthiness, and strawberry. Well balanced with great structure. Can see this becoming even better with a couple more years in the cellar — would be interesting to see how some of the deeper flavors emerge as the acidity settles.

Oct 18th, 2021
Joe Kaiser

Very pleased with this #DePonteCellars Estate from a mag! This estate Pinot was thought to be drinking better than the Shirley’s Gran Reserve. It displayed depth, wonderful soft fruit, had complexity with nice nuances on the finish!

Very pleased with this #DePonteCellars Estate from a mag! This estate Pinot was thought to be drinking better than the Shirley’s Gran Reserve. It displayed depth, wonderful soft fruit, had complexity with nice nuances on the finish!

Nov 23rd, 2018
Andrew E.

Complex and perfectly balanced.

Complex and perfectly balanced.

Sep 23rd, 2018
NJ WineandBeer

‪Found this @depontecellars gem resting in the cellar - still showing well. Let it breath to release the cherry ‬

‪Found this @depontecellars gem resting in the cellar - still showing well. Let it breath to release the cherry ‬

Sep 15th, 2017
David Roark

Very well balanced. Good depth. Earthy.

Very well balanced. Good depth. Earthy.

Jul 31st, 2016
Richard Toscan

The '09 Estate is marvelous, soft and complex, though probably a bit too Cal cabernet for true OR Pinot lovers.

The '09 Estate is marvelous, soft and complex, though probably a bit too Cal cabernet for true OR Pinot lovers.

Jul 5th, 2015