Willamette Valley, Oregon


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! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 9 days ago

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VGW Chardonnay 2017

Read @Aravind A review from 2/25/21 below. If blinded on this wine I would have said PM at 1er level or above from a notable producer. I’ve not had a better Chardonnay from OR. — 7 days ago

Judy Wagonfeld
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@Jim Wagonfeld maybe the best Oregon Chard I've had? Thoughts?
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Jim Wagonfeld

@Aravind A See my comment above. The only thing close has been Cameron Wadsworth from smuggled in Corton Charlemagne root stick. Kate you had th EGW 00?
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@Jim Wagonfeld Oops,.missed that. I have not had the EGW, but I want to try it!

Martin Woods

Hyland Vineyard Riesling 2017

Lyle Fass

Been a while delectable family. Flu then covid and only 3 wines in that period. Well I am back and smell and taste are as they were before all of this. Nose has peach skin, some ripe peach flesh but not too ripe, confectionary aromas. Loads of wet stones and pulverized shale. Super aromatic. Like a cross between Pfalz/Alsace. Palate is lean and precise. Really clean, balanced and so pure. Fiercely mineral. Lovely peach flesh, skin and sap on the very long finish. Really juicy and engaging. Delicious! — 19 days ago

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Inox Willamette Valley Unoaked Chardonnay 2021

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, red and green apples, light honey, melons, minerals and light white pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and minerals.

Tangy finish with black pepper and limes.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Williamette Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

A nice happy hour wine that I paired with shrimp cocktail, by the beach.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged on their lees for 2 months in stainless steel vats.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

— 9 days ago

Philip, Hermes and 19 others liked this

Antica Terra

Ceras Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Off on the next adventure, first stop in Alsace but still need to finish off the straggler US bottles, love this stuff! — 11 hours ago

Laura Tanghal McCarthy
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Shay, Severn and 2 others liked this

Lachini Vineyards

Willamette Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir 2021

Cherry, watermelon candy, raspberry, peach and lemon. Great acidity and balance. — 2 days ago

Casey, Eddie and 1 other 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.

— 21 days ago

Douglas, Paul and 12 others 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. — 9 days ago

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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.

— 16 days ago

Paul, Jonathan and 14 others liked this

Goodfellow Family Cellars

Richard's Cuvée Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2019

Flinty, orchard fruit, dry extract, med + acidity, long and complex ⚡️😍 — a day ago

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