Willamette Valley Vineyards

Estate Pinot Noir

8.611 ratings
8.94 pro ratings
Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA
Pinot Noir
Top Notes For
Ellen Clifford

Eh...it is solidly Pinot but gives me a bit of pause. Different flavor sensations hit but not in a way that makes a full arc. Maybe it needs a couple years? Fruit, ash, then just the cherry acid bop in then oak sensations aka vanilla hop into the pool. It’s a tasty wine. It is complex and structurally relatively balanced but there is something that I still find a tiny bit jarring. This has the potential maybe it just needs a year or so? But I like well enough and want to try other vintages...

Eh...it is solidly Pinot but gives me a bit of pause. Different flavor sensations hit but not in a way that makes a full arc. Maybe it needs a couple years? Fruit, ash, then just the cherry acid bop in then oak sensations aka vanilla hop into the pool. It’s a tasty wine. It is complex and structurally relatively balanced but there is something that I still find a tiny bit jarring. This has the potential maybe it just needs a year or so? But I like well enough and want to try other vintages...

Jan 26th, 2020
Amanda Moreland

Still sour not as bad as the others or maybe in getting use to it. It is not good. 2017 is not a good year, talking to Hal it sounds like it was just really hot that summer, which would have been bad for Pinots.

Still sour not as bad as the others or maybe in getting use to it. It is not good. 2017 is not a good year, talking to Hal it sounds like it was just really hot that summer, which would have been bad for Pinots.

Aug 10th, 2019
Tmac

Nice balance between dry and bright acid. Stone fruit. Smooth finish

Nice balance between dry and bright acid. Stone fruit. Smooth finish

May 10th, 2019
Lea Parker

2017 Willamette Valley Vineyards. Fermented from uncrushed Pinot Noir grape clusters, retaining fresh fruit quality.

2017 Willamette Valley Vineyards. Fermented from uncrushed Pinot Noir grape clusters, retaining fresh fruit quality.

Dec 8th, 2018
Jordan Wardlaw

Jordan had this a month ago

Jordan had this a month ago

Jan 24th, 2020
John Berghoff

John had this 5 months ago

John had this 5 months ago

Sep 11th, 2019
Matt Sterr

Matt had this 7 months ago

Matt had this 7 months ago

Jul 25th, 2019
B
8.6

B had this 3 months ago

B had this 3 months ago

Nov 23rd, 2019
Deryl Seino

Deryl had this a year ago

Deryl had this a year ago

Mar 28th, 2019
Jim Wechsler

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Jim had this a year ago

Feb 10th, 2019