Oregon Pinot


Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

Tonight's wine is the 2018 Benton-Lane Willamette Valley Pinot Noir. From Monroe, Oregon.

On the nose there is cherry, strawberry, raspberry, vanilla, spice, mushroom, forest floor and earth.

On the palate is cherry, raspberry, strawberry, vanilla, clove, red currant, spice , herbal notes, oak and earth.

This is a medium bodied wine with a fresh velvety mouthfeel medium + acidity and a mediumfine corse tannins that moves into a medium + to long red & dark fruit earthy finish. He we are in the middle of another week and looking forward to an exciting wistful weekend. Please stay safe and healthy, enjoy the rest of your week and have a great weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 2 days ago

Ted, Ming and 15 others liked this

Résonance Vineyard

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

First tasting of an Oregon PN. I can't say if this one is characteristic or not, one thing is for sure, we are far from our taste landmarks such as burgundy Sancerres etc. Very focussed on black fruits, pepper, intense vegetable notes, a freshness still marked even after 6 years, the tannins are still firm even today. All the sliders seem pushed and would recall some Languedoc wines by its prominent yet balanced profile. The finish is remarkable. An intense lively and half-bodied wine, although a little expensive to my taste.

Première dégustation d’un PN d’Oregon. Je ne saurais dire si celui-ci est caractéristique ou non, une chose est sur, on est loin de nos repères gustatifs type bourgeonne Sancerres etc. Très porté sur les fruits noirs, le poivre, des notes végétales intenses, une fraîcheur encore marquée même après 6 ans, les tanins sont fermes même encore aujourd’hui. Tous les curseurs semblent poussés et rappellerait certains vins du Languedoc par son profil proéminent quoique équilibré. La finale est remarquable. Un vin vif et demi-corsé intense, quoiqu’un peu cher à mon goût.
— 18 days ago

Ira, Jonathan and 13 others liked this
Pinotman /// Andreas

Pinotman /// Andreas

These wines have been inconsistent and i do agree with your assessment.

Ponzi Vineyards

Tavola Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

We brought this to the Blind Tasting, it came in 2nd, me and the wife thought it was#1 — 7 days ago

Matt, Sharon and 1 other liked this

Scott Paul Cellars

La Paulée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

Final btl. Unscrewed on the 17th, notes from the 19th. Just stunning on days 1 and 2 and far and away the best showing I've had for this wine. Very mild signs of oxidation on day 3 open (unrefrigerated on the counter overnight in between). On the nose: black tea, dried strawberry, wet leaf, spice. On the palate: fantastic acidity, wild strawberry, earthy herbals, with a touch of decay/oxidation and the softest hint of tannin on the finish. Absolutely lovely. — 2 days ago

Joshua, Eric and 11 others liked this

Chemistry Wines

Bubbles Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé

A pretty color of salmon with a peachy hue.

On the nose citrus, limes, raspberries, earth and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, strawberries, raspberries, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, earth and spices.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking sparking wine from Oregon. Nicely balanced and refreshing. Tangy and interesting.

Feels fresh and enjoyable by itself and with food. I paired it with light appetizers.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 13 days ago

Douglas, Paul and 12 others liked this

Savage Grace

De Gris Underwood Mountain Vineyards Skin Contact Pinot Gris 2019

Hard to believe this is Pinot Gris, so much color! Ruby red with an orange tinge, very good clarity with some lees sediment. Citrus note in nose, grapefruit and plum notes in mouth with mineral finish. The winemaker gets Italian plum and pomegranate in this, I can see the former. Really different wine, easy to sip but fair amount of skin tannins, maceration here. Good acid, fresh fruity flavors but subtly so — 15 days ago

Aaron, Hermes and 5 others liked this


Fine review! 🍷

Chemistry Wines

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Purple in color with medium intensity and a wide purple rim.

On the nose black currants, raspberries, spices, tobacco, black pepper, light oak, spices and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, currants, red plums, cherries, light oak, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, light earth and black pepper.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Pinot Noir from Oregon. Soft and elegant. Fruit forward and nicely balanced.

Smells more like a Syrah, and tastes like a blend of a California Pinot and burgundy. Interesting stuff.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. A nice porch wine, too.

Aged in stainless steel and 15% oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

— 9 days ago

Paul, Jonathan and 14 others liked this


Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

A fruit forward Pinot with a kiss of tannins and richly layered with dried red fruit and fresh raspberry and the faintest hint of leather on what’s a lovely velvety finish. — 12 days ago

Diane, Ron and 7 others liked this


Nice! Cheers!🍷😁

Schone Tal Cellars

Pinot Noir Hirschy Vineyard 2016

Solid WV Pinot. Single vineyard, 16 months in neutral French oak, 40% whole cluster, 13.3% ABV. Vinous rates it 93. $45 — 5 days ago

Eric, Bob and 18 others liked this

Coelho Winery

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2021

This is the Cohelo Rosé of Pinot Noir. Tart strawberry and flowers — 11 hours ago

Tom, Sharon and 2 others liked this