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Oregon's 2012 Vintage

Oregon 2012 - "the best vintage of my career." "One of three truly great vintages in my 35 years of winemaking experience." So say the winemakers.

Oregon's 2012 vintage white wines are arriving quickly, with the 2012 Pinot noirs and other reds following closely behind. Watch this page for the latest releases from the vintage people are calling "an epic harvest that could lead to one of the best vintages in the history of the 50-year-old region".

What made the difference in 2012? The quality of the fruit. "We put away the sorting table" said one winemaker. "The fruit was so perfect, there were no clusters to reject. The fruit was perfectly ripe with no flaws, making for easy fermentations and beautiful flavors."

Tasting the 2012 Oregon Pinots from barrel has us excited to try the final product. If you've followed our articles about the Patricia Green Cellars and Walter Scott 2012's, you know what we mean. That mysterious element that makes Pinot noir great is present in the 2012 vintage. You're going to love them.

Bow & Arrow Medici Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Gorgeous aromas. A melange of red and black fruits mix with Christmas spices. Black cherry and strawberry, sweet herbs and...


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$29.66

$32.95 Regular

Walter Scott Cuvee Ruth Pinot noir 2012

So attractive, from start to finish. Cola spice, black raspberry and cherry, a pinch of licorice. Superb concentration and...


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$29.66

$32.95 Regular

Evesham Wood Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

The best value Oregon Pinot noir. It's the Pinot we drink more of than any other. Sure, the price helps but we love this ...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Walter Scott Wines La Combe Verte Pinot noir 2012

An enchanting, wild vibrancy of dark cherries courses through this Pinot. As it builds toward the finish, fresh blackberri...


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$19.75

$21.95 Regular

Sineann Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton Resonance 2012

Wine Spectator 93 points: Vibrant and expansive, with fine tannins underlining the dark berry, clotted cr...


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$43.16

$47.95 Regular

Illahe Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

Illahe's Willamette Valley is 100% estate grown - a rarity in sub-$20 Pinot noir. The 2012 immediately engages you with s...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee Pinot noir 2012

Want to find a better, cheaper Oregon Pinot? Good luck, it doesn't exist.

Perfect Tuesday night Pino...


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$14.98

$16.65 Regular

McKinlay Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

Dense nose of pie cherries envelops the senses: I can perfectly see the basket at the farmer's market. The cherries burst...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

Terrapin Cellars Pinot noir 2012

This great little insider Pinot hits hard in strong vintages. The 2012 delivers red licorice-laced juicy red fruits with a...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Broadley Vineyards Willamette Pinot noir 2012

2012 was Broadley's 26th vintage; they know how to make wine. Broadley favorably compares their 2012 WV to their 2008 - h...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Owen Roe Sharecropper's Pinot noir 2012

This is a whole lot o' Pinot for $20, and reminds me of the early Sharecropper's Pinots: packed with juicy, ripe berry f...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Boedecker Cellars Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

Finesse and elegance that far surpasses the price. It smells great and tastes even better, bursting with raspberry and che...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Walter Scott Wines Pinot Blanc 2012

Floral notes of apple blossoms and orange blossoms. Ripe fruit flavors of peach, Meyer lemon and a hint of apple with a w...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

Pappas Wine Pinot Blanc 2012 (Boedecker)

Pinot blanc for the people! This is what I want to be sipping on our deck. Crisp, refreshing, bright fruit and a touch o...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Andrew Rich Tabula Rasa Rose 2012

This is a Grenache/Mourvèdre rosé not unlike those from Provence or the southern Rhône valley. It is medium-bodied, with ...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Haden Fig Chardonnay 2012

A steal of a Chardonnay. Lemony richness mingles with a hint of peach. Half Mahonia, half Cancilla Vineyard. Half neutral ...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Walter Scott Wines Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2012

This might as well have "Drink me" on the label. Honeysuckle and citrus waft from the glass leading to a generous body of ...


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$19.75

$21.95 Regular

Division Winemaking Beton Red 2012

I love this wine. It's an unconventional blend of Washington Cab Franc (60%) and Oregon Pinot (25%) and Gamay (15%), and ...


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$22.45

$24.95 Regular

Raptor Ridge Pinot gris 2012

“Call this expressive beauty a Spice Girl: Lovely aromatics and spicy flavors complement the lemon and melon notes on the ...


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$16.07

$17.85 Regular

Lundeen Pinot Gris 2012

This crisp and refreshing Pinot Gris has notes of melon, green apple and lime zest. It is fermented and aged in 100% neutr...


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$12.55

$13.95 Regular

Andrew Rich Sauvignon Blanc 2012

I've been on a bit of a Sancerre kick recently, so it makes sense that Andrew Rich's Sauv blanc would appeal to me. This...


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$18.86

$20.95 Regular

Illahe Vineyard Pinot Gris 2012

A stunningly good Pinot gris from one of Oregon's most promising wineries, this wine shows what the 2012 fuss is all abou...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Haden Fig Pinot Blanc 2012

Erin's Pinot blanc is an outstanding fall and winter white - it is rich as all get out while keeping its brightness and m...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

Owen Roe Abbot's Table 2012

A blend of Zinfandel, Merlot, Sangiovese, Malbec and Lemberger. A red wine that goes with so many different cuisines, e...


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$21.55

$23.95 Regular

Illahe Vineyard Gruner Veltliner 2012

"GROO-ner FELT-lee-ner" is traditionally made in Austria; Lowell has been growing this obscure white grape for nearly thi...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Remy Wines Three Wives Pinot gris 2012

Eola Amity, Oregon. Only 83 cases produced. Remy Drabkin's Three Wives Wines offer great value. ...


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$13.05

$14.50 Regular

Bergstrom Rose of Pinot noir 2012

EXTREMELY LIMITED!

This salmon colored rose is fruit forward with sweet aromas of watermelon, cherr...


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$22.45

$24.95 Regular

Bethel Heights Pinot Gris 2012

Aromas include white peach, lemon zest and star fruit. Flavors of citrus, fig, and sea salt exude acidity for a crisp, ref...


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$15.25

$16.95 Regular

Winter's Hill Pinot Gris 2012

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

"This small Yamhill County producer has built its reputation on high-...


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$13.45

$14.95 Regular

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Cardwell Hill Pinot Gris 2012

This wine has a light honey colored hue with a subtle fruity nose. Green apple flavors mingled with citrus and a strong ac...


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$12.55

$13.95 Regular

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Ana 2012 Futures

In a word? Exotic. From a vineyard known for intense, exotic scents and flavors, 2012 is a high point fo...


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$31.46

$34.95 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot Gris 2013

Always one of the best Pinot gris in Oregon. Big tropical fruit and melon inn the nose. Tons of delicious fruit--bright p...


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$16.07

$17.85 Regular

Elk Cove Pinot noir Rose 2012

The 2012 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Rosé is fragrant with white flowers and showing freshness with aromas of watermelo...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Terrapin Cellars Pinot gris 2012

Flavors include pineapple and melon. The high acidity and tannins are nicely balanced and there is a creaminess to it foll...


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$13.45

$14.95 Regular

Sineann Pinot Gris Wyeast 2012

The new vintage is concentrated with pear, kiwi, citrus peel, and orange blossom scent and flavor. A racy acidity pairs ...


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$18.86

$20.95 Regular

Ponzi Pinot Gris 2012

Island aromas of guava, passionfruit, pineapple and vanilla precede a lively mouth of kumquat, kiwi, candied key lime and ...


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$14.89

$16.55 Regular

Ponzi Rose of Pinot noir 2012

A nose of rose petal, vanilla and watermelon salt water taffy precede a palate of pink grapefruit, guava and citrus framed...


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$18.86

$20.95 Regular

Anne Amie Pinot gris 2012

Meyer lemon, mandarin, linden flower and orange blossom scents complement stone fruit, crisp apples, Asian pear, and carda...


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$16.16

$17.95 Regular

Abacela Albarino 2012

This vintage has aromas and flavors of yellow peaches, crisp apples, lemon, kiwi, and pears. Creamy texture and steely min...


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$16.79

$18.65 Regular

Adelsheim Auxerrois 2012

One of Oregon's defining wineries has a place in its heart for this grape, which has the same parentage (Pinot Noir and G...


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$20.66

$22.95 Regular

Adelsheim Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2012

Adelsheim's Chardonnay made in all stainless steel, for a light, dry, refreshing wine with pure apple flavors with hints...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Chehalem Pinot Gris Three Vineyards 2012

Exotic flavors and aromas of tropical fruit, jasmine, pear juice and papaya. The winery calls this their perfect food wine...


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$18.86

$20.95 Regular

Coeur de Terre Pinot Gris 2012

Aromas of melon, white grapefruit and river rock with flavors of peach and apricots. Great for summer!...


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$15.25

$16.95 Regular

Grochau Cellars "Pearl" White Wine 2012

A blend of Pinot Blanc and Melon de Bourgogne (50-50), the Pearl shows aromas of citrus, camphor and herb and flavors of c...


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$16.96

$18.85 Regular

Grochau Cellars Melon de Bourgogne 2012

Aromas of lime, herb, mineral and brine. Flavors include sweet fruit and savory herb with a bright and generous finish. <...


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$16.96

$18.85 Regular

Helioterra Wines Melon de Bourgogne 2012

Green apples with a hint of wet stones flowed on to the palate in waves of fruity goodness with a touch of lemon custard. ...


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$16.88

$18.75 Regular

Boedecker Cellars "Reflection" Rose 2013

This Rose of Pinot noir has flavors of strawberries and cream and a touch of guava. A summer delight!...


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Helioterra Wines Pinot Blanc 2012

Much like the 2011 vintage, sweet Meyer lemon and floral notes really stood out in both the aromas and flavors. Soft miner...


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$15.25

$16.95 Regular

J. Scott Cellars Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2012

Crisp, dry, refreshing....


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$14.35

$15.95 Regular

Libra Wines Pinot gris 2012

Aromas of Granny Smith apple, Meyer lemon, honeysuckle and Kiwi. Flavorful notes of apple, wet stone, mineral, strawberrie...


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$13.45

$14.95 Regular

Matzinger Davies "Gorgeous Savvy" Sauvignon Blanc 2012

Flavors of fresh-mown hay and a touch of lime. Smooth finish, great summer sipper....


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$25.16

$27.95 Regular

Ponzi Pinot Blanc 2012

Aromas of honeydew melon, cream soda, kiwi, mint and rose petal precede a bright mouth of poached pear, powdered sugar and...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Balcombe 2012 Futures

Wow - gushing, black bing cherry, cassis, blackberry, currant, and spice flavors, drinking spectacularly from barrel. Inc...


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$27.86

$30.95 Regular

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard Dijon Clone 2012 Futures

There is no denying both the full-throttle nature of this wine and the lip-smacking deliciousness of it. While we pride ou...


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$27.86

$30.95 Regular

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot noir Estate 2012 Futures

In two words: dense finesse. And don't let the price fool you - this is some serious Pinot noir with se...


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$23.18

$25.75 Regular

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate Old Vine 2012 Futures

In a word? Terroir. The Estate Vineyard's oldest vines were planted in 1990 to 1994. Jim and Patty's ...


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$31.46

$34.95 Regular

Westrey Pinot gris 2012

One of our most popular white wines, year after year. Flavors of white peach, crisp apple and lemon blossom. With a long, ...


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$14.80

$16.45 Regular

Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Coury Clone 2012

I should have taken the hint from Patricia Green Cellars co-owner Jim Anderson, known for his deadpan expression. He was g...


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$53.95

$59.95 Regular

Haden Fig Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

The new Haden Fig 2012 is fantastic. It's simultaneously forward and elegant, with a burst of black cherry highlighted by...


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$18.86

$20.95 Regular

Elemental Cellars Farrar Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

There's a ton going on here. Opening with buoyant blue and black fruit and black pepper accents, it expands towards both ...


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$26.95

$29.95 Regular

Owen Roe Pinot noir Sojourner Vineyard 2012

The most distinct of the new Owen Roe Pinots is also our favorite. The nose is delightfully purple - crushed purple berrie...


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$49.45

$54.95 Regular

Owen Roe Pinot noir Merriman Vineyard 2012

A wilder animal, the Merriman has potent dark currants and baked plums with touches of vanilla bean. - Marcus We are happ...


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$49.45

$54.95 Regular

Owen Roe Pinot noir Kilmore 2012

This is a Kilmore fan's Kilmore, meaning it's everything you'd expect and want: dark fruit intensity, plushly textured,...


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$37.76

$41.95 Regular

Eyrie Estate Pinot Gris 2012

Wine Advocate calls it "a sensational value." Eyrie Pinot gris is world famous. Y...


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$15.25

$16.95 Regular

Chapter 24 Fire & Food "The Fire" 2012

A blend of 6 volcanic vineyards primarily located in the southern flank of the Eola Hills with the balance coming from v...


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$53.95

$59.95 Regular

Lundeen Mon Pere Pinot noir 2012

Lipsmackingly fantastic. The newest wine from Michael Lundeen is filled with red and black cherry, complemented perfectly ...


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$17.95

$19.95 Regular

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