Willamette Valley, Oregon

Martin Woods

Havlin Vineyard Van Duzer Corridor Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.5

What a nose. This is a Meursault/Puligny cross. Stunning iodine. Incredible minerality. Super Burgundian. Blind I bet my cats it’s burgundy. High end burgundy. Some fall heirloom apples, some spice. So clean, serene and complex. Roulot came to mind. Palate is incredible. Wow. So focused, so elegant, so harmonious. So refined. My god this is refined and feather like. A stunning wine with textural appeal only the best have. This is brilliant. Easy 9.5 and it’s Martin Woods so it will evolve. Wonderful acid structure and grip. So so pure. This is like an Oregon Roulot. There is no unnecessary fat. All precision, angles and minerals. Fuck, yeah!

This is so focused. Like all the flavors are on some super thin silk string. Yet they are all there. Unreal acids. This shit wakes you up. Such a long finish. This is elite winemaking.

As this airs it it gets sappier and silkier. So so good.
— 7 days ago

Michael, Trevor and 10 others liked this

Ken Wright Cellars

Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc 2019

Pale gold color. Aromas of pear, apricot and orange blossoms. Beautiful wine just by itself. — 2 days ago

Severn, Sharon and 15 others liked this
Trixie

Trixie

Nice!🥂

Martin Woods

Koosah Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.6

Nose is so clean and pure. Smells like a scene in nature. Tree bark, wet soil, minerals galore. Another Burgundy ringer. Puligny for sure. Haunting complexity. Aromas just float on top of the glass. Wow. Rainwater. A pond. Moss. This nose is everything. Mint, fresh herbs. Nope I get barely any fruit which is awesome. This is a true vin de terroir. Wow. Opulent yet incisive and super pure. This is iodine city. This is so so Puligny. The iodine is the dead giveaway. What a stunning wine. As it aerates the complexity gets exponentially better. Nose is iodine city. This is so elite. Awesome concentration and purity. So complex and so compact. The minerality on this wine is insane. Holy shit. So clean on the finish. Just effortless and elite Chardonnay. What a finish!

— 7 days ago

Michael, Trevor and 10 others liked this

Le Cadeau

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Here’s a beautiful Pinot Noir – what a gift! 🎁

This Le Cadeau Vineyard Red Label Pinot Noir hails from Willamette Valley, Oregon. 🇺🇸

It is well-balanced and elegant with medium+ acidity, medium alcohol (13.3%), a medium body and a medium finish. 👌👌👌

The nose and palate offer bright red fruit characteristics such as tart cherry, cranberry, raspberry; also notes of rhubarb, violet, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, cola, pipe tobacco, and earthy notes of potting soil. 🍒🍒🍷🍷

Its expression grew and opened as it had time to breathe. It’s a lovely Pinot indeed. ☺️
— 4 days ago

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Lemelson Vineyards

Thea's Selection Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Tim L
9.1

Excellante’ is reserved for top of class and this vino comes close…perfect balance, smooth palate, tannins and acidity right as rain in Willamette Valley. Medium-full bodied, flavorful but darn I don’t taste the esoteric flavors some discern…just a deep dark tasty berry resides in this fine wine. — 14 days ago

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Big Table Farm

Chardonnay 2019

Big Table Farm Eola Amity Hills Chardonnay 2019, Oregon

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Fruity on the nose with lemons, yellow apples, spices, minerals, light vanilla, light grapefruits, oak, and light fresh white flowers.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, citrus, green apples, light oak, spices, earth, bitter herbs, light vegetables and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a very nice Chardonnay from Oregon. Spicy and tangy with light wood notes.

Gets earthier as it opens up, with more green apples and grapefruit notes.

Easy drinking and good by itself. Drinking nicely now and will age nicely in the 2 to 5 years.

Tangy and interesting, and a good quality wine. Crisp and refreshing when properly chilled.

I paired it with a wild mushroom Brie cheese.

A tiny production of only four barrels. Unfined and unfiltered.

12.2% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$48.
— 6 days ago

Andrew, Ira and 16 others liked this
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I like the color

Martin Woods

Yamhill Valley Vineyard Chardonnay 2019

Lyle Fass
9.7

Yowza. The “Grand Cru.” which is obvious as soon as one smells it. An amalgam of spice, minerals, apple and pear. But heirloom apples and yes there is a difference. Just insane unreal complexity. So serene. So calming. So zen. I love the calming complexity of this wine. Huge power, depth and concentration with almost tannic elements on the finish. Easily the star of the trio but needs a few hours to strut its stuff. The epic long finish is the giveaway. That nose is, dare I say, Brisset like? It’s so complex and compact. Just insane. Wow this is sappy and complex to the max. Saturates the palate with Grand Cru grip and persistence. This is genius. More notes once it opens up. — 7 days ago

Trevor, John and 11 others liked this

Domaine Serene

Yamhill Cuvée Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018

A better example of 2017 OR PN, but still pretty fruit forward and leaning slightly generic....maybe just better wood than the Benton Lane? — 5 days ago

Lyle, Josh and 6 others liked this

Vincent

Willamette Valley Pinot Gris

This is a melted fermented red Icee! Ripe pomegranate seeds! Herbal green foresty notes. Black pepper and zesty red berry. One of the few orange wines to receive my applause! — 12 days ago

Severn, Jason and 3 others liked this

J. Christopher

Lumière Unfiltered Pinot Noir 2015

Purple-garnet red, very good clarity, medium extracted pigment. Butter, blueberry, raspberry and cherry cola aromas, soy-umami flavors with berry and cola in mouth. Umami finish with lingering cool fruit. Those lingering yeast cells are integral to this wine. Some astringency and bitterness as well but challenging to characterize. After 60 minutes, resolves into an umami-rich pinot with raspberry, plum and cherry flavors, decent acidity. Give it an hour before drinking in earnest — 9 hours ago

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Trixie

Nicely reviewed!🍷