Oregon Pinot

Domaine Drouhin

Oregon Pinot Noir 2016

Domaine Drouchin, Dundee Hills Pinot. Red garnet color. Dark tart cherry nose bursts from the glass; with other scents of wet forest floor and vanilla. Smokey and floral notes linger. A lovely smooth dark cherry taste and tartness with cedar and pine notes. Tea, minerals and vanilla-strawberry give a nice medium acidic finish. Drinking nicely on this cool Friday evening. — 2 days ago

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Thomas

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2018

Benchmarking. Decanted for 6 hours in a wide-bottom decanter. In reality, opened this for Saturday (it is Thursday). On the nose: off the bat, perhaps doesn't have the intensity of the 15, but a coiled density, very much its own vintage...rose petals, leaves, wild strawberry, soft mulberry and pomegranate. By the way, the color is amazing for a Thomas: a dense magenta. On the palate: fantastic acidity, then soft stem notes, black raspberry, wild strawberry, excellent density, then sour cherry and soft finely grained tannin on the finish. Wow..perhaps not as immediately enticing as the 15, but undoubtedly one of my favorite early showings since at least '12. We'll see how this develops over the next few days. — 3 days ago

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WillaKenzie Estate

Pierre Léon Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2015

Nose was super-candied cherry right out the gate and then got a little shyer with air. The cherry got a bit deeper and sultry, accompanied by a gorgeous and increasing moist gravelly earthiness and a bit of spice. Not heavy, but surprisingly extracted in the mouth, with a lot of tannin. Very savory and long, with a growing bitter note in the finish. Better with food than a solo sipper. — 6 days ago

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The Eyrie Vineyards

Rolling Green Pinot Noir 2016

The ‘Roland Green Vineyard’ is a six acre parcel that is planted to ungrafted Wadenswil and Pommard clone Pinot Noir. The earthy aromatics from the Pommard clone Pinot Noir really entice as a core of dark fruits and even cola tones round out the downright sexy aromatics. The soft palate really enitces, as this effortlessly glides throughout the drinking experience. A deep core of red and dark fruits mingle with citrus rind and peat moss tones on the palate. Elegant and totally gratifying to enjoy in its youth, the outstanding 2016 ‘Roland Green’ Pinot Noir will provide drinking enjoyment for at least another fifteen years. Drink 2020-2038- 94 — 5 days ago

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David Shaw

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Wadenswil should add some nutmeg or spice notes to the final product. Any such aromas or flavors?
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@David Shaw Thats a good question. My guess is those tones will develop as the wine ages.
Dr. Owen Bargreen

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@David Shaw Thats a good question. My guess is those tones will develop as the wine ages.

A to Z Wineworks

Oregon Pinot Gris 2016

Very nice Pinot Gris! Showing pear, baked apples, lemon, honey and slight grapefruit characteristics. Reminds me of an Alsace Pinot Gris! — 11 days ago

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Trixie

Trixie

How are are you doing? 💐💗 Sorry to read about your Father.
Dawn E.

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@Trixie I am okay. Thank you..it was a blessing for him! 🦋

Domaine Drouhin

Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2016

One hour decant. A prodigious medium dark garnet color. On the nose: tart cherry, smoke, wet forest floor, vanilla, floral. Taste: A smooth, restrained, little bit juicy, medium body wine with cherry, tea, spice, minerals, and a strawberry vanilla medium plus finish. Drink or hold a few years. Cheers! — 2 days ago

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Elk Cove Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2019

ESF
9.1

I’ve had this off & on for probably 20 yrs or so and it is so consistent & great value. Voluptuous & Alsatian in style, this vintage is silky & sexy w/generous sweet ripe citrus aromas - ft. lemon chiffon, Bosc pear, jasmine & honeysuckle, apple and a slender slice of stone. Integrated acidity and seamless this was fun w/Vietnamese vermicelli. — 5 days ago

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Argyle

Vintage Brut Willamette Valley Chardonnay Blend 2015

The smell of the bin as if you’d just run a line of red delicious and golden apples through the juicer. Sour, raw, seed laden apple core. As always, wonderfully good vintage sparkling for about $20. It’s Pinot driven, rich and fruity and you register the 6g of residual digest. — 17 hours ago

Severn, Sharon and 11 others liked this

Evening Land Vineyards

Anden Seven Springs Estate Pinot Noir 2015

Blown away. I cannot recall a domestic pinot noir that holds a candle to this wine. A clear ruby in the glass with soaring notes of forest floor, crushed cherries and raspberries, tobacco and sandalwood. On the palate, elegant yet multidimensional with incredible depth of flavor, with gradually building notes of mushroom, meaty dark cherries, cranberries, leather and anise followed by a persistent spicy and mouth coating finish. Very Burgundian, leaning toward a top notch vosne romanee. — 2 days ago

Shay, Ron and 12 others liked this

Bergström Wines

Le Pre Du Col Vineyard Oregon Pinot Noir 2017

The name means meadow on the hill. Dark Ruby with elegant red fruit aromas and smoky herb and floral spice. Flavors of fresh cherry and cranberry with notes of white pepper, tea, cinnamon and licorice. Fine tannins on a long finish ending with spicy fruit and mineral notes. Cellar for a few years! Very Nice! Tasting Sample. — 5 days ago

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