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Averaen

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Only a few weeks after tasting this at my new favorite Houston restaurant, I was delighted to see this at Costco for ~$15. Same tasting notes apply; my thoughts here are it’s a commendable balance from a lightly extracted elegant style and a more forceful richer style reflected in a lovely creamy texture. Plenty of tension preceded by those aromatics beg for food pairing so no surprise this wine graces the smart sommelier wine lists. A once in a lifetime pandemic might be the reason the #willamettevalley #pinotnoir lover gets to buy this at a bargain retail price while also enjoying it at a fine dining restaurant. — a year ago

Yamhill Valley Vineyards

Estate Grown McMinnville Pinot Blanc 2017

Fuller bodied #pinotblanc from #mcminnville #willamettevalley with soft citrus nose, some caramel, luscious mouthfeel, nutty notes balanced with acidity and no oak. Great wine to branch out if you are a cool-climate Cali Chardonnay lover. — a year ago

Apolloni Vineyards

Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2018

Fascinating #willamettevalley white from #apollonivineyards. I had the distinct pleasure of being served this wine from the winemaker/owner Alfredo Apolloni, who made the trip for a tasting event at a local Houston wine bar. Alfredo was humble and engaging. He walked me through this wine, choosing to age 25% in acacia wood barrels so there’s a really compelling white citrus blossom aroma mingling with grippy tannins, hints of vanilla but no malolactic fermentation to preserve freshness and acidity. The acid bite is offset with forward fruit on this #pinotgris — 2 years ago

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Debbie Johnson

Debbie Johnson

You were very fortunate to meet the vintner. All their wines are wonderful and the winery grounds are fun to visit! I recommend their rose’ as well as their Pinot noir if you want to try more of their wines.

Samuel Robert Winery

Vintner's Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Lush #willamettevalley #pinotnoir with a muted cherry compote and faint baking spice nose. It’s on the palate that this PN greets you with an outpouring of stewed cherry wrapped in a luscious texture plus enticing acidity ending in delicate tannins. While there isn’t the fantastic aromatics you expect from greater examples from the region, it’s has substantial QPR for ~$11 on sale at Total Wine. — a year ago

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Conscious

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Fainter cherry, wet stone, graphite aromas. Stronger red fruit on the palate than the soft aroma would suggest yet still graceful, juicy tartness, touch of smoke on the finish with gossamer tannins. Elegant QPR champ #willamettevalley #pinotnoir here. — a year ago

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Belle Pente

Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 2015

Had this at a local wine shop #pinotnoir invite-only tasting event. I’ll have to start checking out #willamettevalley AVAs more now. @Jeff Hasmann ‘s review was spot with from my mental tasting notes; I also noticed nice layers of perfume. I enjoyed talking to the winemaker and proprietor around some of the challenges of the hot 2015 and 2016 weather. — 2 years ago

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Averaen

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019

Elegantly perfumed nose with dried rose petal, cherry compote and some warm spice notes. Medium bodied with svelte texture, some forest floor and a touch of hot stone framed by plentiful acidity. Beautiful appetizer friendly #willamettevalley #pinotnoir that paired capably with a luxurious mushroom soup. — a year ago

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Dobbes Family Estate

WIllamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

I’ll be the first to admit that #willamettevalley #pinotnoir on the label automatically suggests “great wine” - so I had some elevated expectations on this one. Unfortunately even after decanting for a while this one exudes a oxidative prunish nose that obscures a creamy medium-bodied Pinot with dark cherry, raspberry notes and precise tannins. So much of the Pinot Noir experience is in the aroma so this wine is flawed. — a year ago

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Penner-Ash

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Ruby hue with fuchsia rim variation. Medium tearing. Bright red fruit on the nose; notes of cherries, strawberry rhubarb, raspberry, violet, dried rose, wet slate, and potting soil. Delicate leather and dusty notes on the palate. Light and vibrant Willamette Valley Pinot with loads of red fruit characteristics and moderate acidity that dances on the palate. ABV 14.1%. Vintage 2017.
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