The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley

The Eyrie Vineyards Pinot Noir 2017 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley

A bright wine with very expressive complexity. The list of aromas composing the bouquet seems infinite: red berries, strawberry compote, tart blueberries, forest floor, mushroom, baking spices, moss, aniseed, tobacco… The tannins are velvety, and the palate has depth, density, and concentration.

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Sokol Blosser Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2017 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley

Sokol Blosser Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2017  Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley

Very elegant Pinot Noir with resplendent aromas of rose petals, pomegranate, dark cherries, truffles, beet, and dried herbs. It’s original and complex with a very pure expression. The palate is silky smooth, but with a hint of stemminess on the finale.

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Purple hands winery, Lone Oak Ranch, Pinot Noir 2019 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Purple hands winery, Lone Oak Ranch, Pinot Noir 2019 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Very Plush Pinot Noir with notes of juicy, ripe raspberries, wild berries, pomegranate as well as cedar, mint, and potting soil. The palate is smooth, with detailed tannins and pristine structure. The finale brings out a slight spiciness.

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Erath Resplendent Pinot Noir 2019 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley

Erath Resplendent Pinot Noir 2019 Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley

This is a very ripe Pinot Noir full of ripe, juicy red & black fruits mixed with notes of vanilla and chocolate. The palate has a jammy character, still packed with fruitiness but also with a slight spiciness that brings complexity. This is a voluminous and powerful Pinot Noir.

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Citation Centerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017 Mt. Pisgah, Willamette Valley

Citation Centerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017 Mt. Pisgah, Willamette Valley

Sourced entirely from Erratic Oaks Vineyard in the upcoming Mt. Pisgah sub-AVA, this wine is bright and fruity, with expressive notes of raspberry, blackberry, and cherry with slight oak presence and cacao hints. It’s a simple, slightly textured wine with a good concentration of flavors.

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Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019  Willamette Valley, Oregon

Fresh Pinot Noir with ripe aromas of blueberries and blackberries with layered addition of savory notes of dried herbs and black tea. The acidity is racy and the tannins are slightly powdery. It’s an approachable and well-balanced wine.

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Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris 2020 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris 2020  Willamette Valley, Oregon

Fresh and quaffable Pinot Gris with fragrant aromas of Papaya, pear, candied lemon, grapefruit pulp, and elderflower. It’s medium-bodied and has a well-balanced body. Overall, there’s a rich and tasteful mouthfeel.

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Domaine Roy & Fils Incline Yamhill-Carlton 2017 Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley

Domaine Roy & Fils Incline Yamhill-Carlton 2017 Yamhill-Carlton, Willamette Valley

This wine shows concentrated black fruit aromas, dark cherries, and dried herbs. It has depth and minerality but also the purity of the characteristic fruit of that region of Oregon.

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Domaine Roy & Fils, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Domaine Roy & Fils, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2018 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Generous aromas of cherry blossom, leather, cola, baking spices, and chocolate. This wine is deeply fruited, savory, and silky with fine-grained tannins and a slightly sappy finish.

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Domaine Drouhin Oregon Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir 2016 Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley

Domaine Drouhin Oregon Roserock Zéphirine Pinot Noir 2016  Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley

The Zéphirine Pinot Noir is a barrel selection cuvée from the Roserock vineyard. It has a complex character, exuberant with complex flavors. It boasts of pure aromas of violets, lilacs, wild red berries, cassis, orange peel, and forest floor. The palate is gracious, fruity, with noble, fine-grained tannins and an abundance of flavors.

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