Mcminnville, Willamette Valley

Martin Woods

Yamhill Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

Super mineral nose with discreet framing oak. Lemon flesh. Some rainer cherries. Saline and iodine. Subtle yet focused and incredibly complex nose. Such nice earth and mineral tones. Smells like Burgundy of yesteryear. Palate is so lean, salty and concentrated with a lingering hint of complex sweetness from the wood on the incredibly persistent finish. So juicy and leaning on the palate and just laser focused. So long. This has much more to give and has closed down a bit since I tasted it last. But a stunner. I’ll be back as it airs.

After 4 hours this is a wonder and has opened beautifully. Clear barely ripe granny smith apple, stunning mineral breadth and some white flowers. Palate is so juicy and saline. Luscious. It’s loosened up quite a bit. Long, structured finish. Super juicy. Fantastic.
— a day ago

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Holloran

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020

Smoky meat of a nose

Medium bodied with bright cranberry, pomegranate, spicy, with snappy jolly rancher acidity.
Lovely.
That smoked thing reminds me of Tasmania Pinots..
— 9 days ago

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Argyle

Extended Tirage Willamette Valley Sparkling Blend

This 24 year old bubbly had enough off to pop cork 20 feet of my hillside. I just gotta pop corks off hillside . A delicious wine with lively pear and fruit layers . A delicious but subtle yeast flavor which surprised me. Given age , I expected more yeast. This may be best bubbly made in USA — 16 days ago

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Severn Goodwin

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Nice, we have a slew of mid-2000's on this, lovely wines.

Brittan Vineyards

Mcminnville Pinot Noir 2019

Ana E
9.2

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00 Wines

VGW Chardonnay 2017

I like this one a lot. I really think this needs more time to fully evolve, but it’s drinking nicely now. An elegant Chardonnay. Super golden color really stands out. A nice minerality that hits mid palate. For me it’s the wet stone and acidity that I like the most, along with the subtle fruit. Definitely not trying to be a California Chard. Burgundian style in Oregon? Maybe. — 5 days ago

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I agree. Definitely a Burgundian style coming out of OR.
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Sent them an email yesterday. Hoping to get on the list. @Shay A Poured me an exceptional bottle of Chardonnay from them. Should’ve taken a pic of the bottle. Fell in love with it
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@David L : It was their 2017 Eola Springs Chardonnay. Hate admitting it, but I do notice an enjoyment factor increasing the more expensive I go up in their offerings.

Big Table Farm

Wildbee Chardonnay 2020

Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

Nose of apples, lemons, citrus, light oak, light tropical fruits, herbs, spices and minerals.

Light to medium in body and creamy, with medium plus acidity,

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, citrus, lemons, apples, earth, light wood, pears, spices, pineapples and black pepper.

Nice length on the spicy finish with limes, spices and bitter almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Oregon. Very lightly oaked, which is very nice. Easy drinking and interesting.

This is a great sipping wine. Nicely balanced with mild complexity, and spicier than I expected it to be.

Would be interesting to try it in a couple of years, and see how it evolves.

Good by itself or with food. I enjoyed it all by itself, by the beach.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.
— 20 days ago

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Martin Woods

Havlin Vineyard Van Duzer Corridor 2019

@delectable martin woods chardonnay havlin vineyard.

Nose is melon. Some mineral. White flowers.

Palate is green apple. Nice acidic tang. Very, very delicious.

Finish is so elegant. Mineral Really long and fresh and juicy.

Let’s see where this goes.

Day 2 is much better. Much Better density. Some elegant richness.

Try in 2 years.

Bought from fass selections
— 2 days ago

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Morgen Long

Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2018

From magnum. 95% Chardonnay and 5% Pinot Noir with lees. Sees barrel and steel with lees playing a big part along the way. So unique. Introspective. Faint blush in the glass but all about the texture. Salty and chalky. Long finish that is very faintly oxidative. These Morgen Long wines are really saying something. — 2 days ago

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Magnum!! 👍

Cornerstone Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2010

The age was fantastic on this. Great tertiary development. Raspberry turned to dried rose, toast, mushroom. — 8 days ago

Eddie, Ira and 1 other liked this

Walter Scott

Cuvée Anne Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2018

Not sure I even like domestic Chardonnay anymore. — 5 days ago

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