The ‘Temperance Hill Vineyard’ is a storied, higher elevation site in the Eola-Amity Hills, farmed by Dal Crisp. Once on the nose this takes on layers of tart pomegranate seed and orange rind alongside damp earthy undertones. The palate is fresh and marvelously terroir-driven with its salty undertones. The freshness and rich red fruit profile impresses here with lighter suggestions of white truffle shavings that all meld together. With beautiful length, this outstanding new Eola-Amity Hills. Bottling will enjoy a long life ahead of it. Drink 2021-2033- 93
— 17 days ago
Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2017: Medium-bodied. Bright red fruits on the nose and strawberry, raspberry, cherry & plum on the palate. Additionally, there is a light touch of forest floor, earthiness ending with a soft dry finish. Glad to be back supporting & enjoying some local outdoor dinner spots! Cheers🍷 — 2 days ago
For a 7-year old Oregon Pinot, there are a couple of unusual things here. First, zero sediment. Second, the wine still seems quite tightly-knit and youthful. But it’s quite nice. Nose is spot-on sous-bois and dark cherry, sweet baking spice, and a rooty cola note. Seems youthful in the mouth, with nice concentration and rocking acids. On the leaner but linear side, but with a lengthy finish that sports a slight bitter note at the end. Was great with Chicken Dijon. — 11 days ago
Nose-dark fruits,black licorice,vanilla,dusty.
Taste-blackberry,cherry,plum,black licorice,can I say tobacco? Ok I taste tobacco. Wow! Thick and juicy but not fruity.
Finish-dry,medium tannins,very smooth, underlying earth tones.
Overall-even better on 2nd day opened. I could not get enough of this wine. Always impressed with Joseph Wagner wines.$22.99
$22.50 at Harry’s Savoy Grille (1/2 price bottles on Wednesdays). Enjoyed with K.Pro.
Bottom line-excellent wine. My style for sure.
Not a typical Pinot Noir. Will buy more. Thanks Joe! — 13 days ago