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Bergstrom, Thomas, Soter, St. Innocent Shea,
Beaux Freres, Argyle, Dusky Goose

Avalon's Once a Year Collector's Case
Oregon's Finest Pinot noirs

Every year, we tuck a bit of the hardest to get wines away in the cellar for the holidays. Then Marcus and Jean create a limited number of cases of incredible, cream of the crop collectibles. Here are the finest of Oregon's Pinot noirs in a gift case for serious wine collectors.

NEW: The Shea Wine Cellars
Shea Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 07 $47.95/$43.16
is available to order.

Oregon's Finest Pinot noirs- Collector's Case $599.95

Save $32.05 from retail
shipping late November

Avalon WineContents include
one bottle each of:

Bergstrom Vineyard 06 $78
(95 Parker's Wine Advocate)

St. Innocent Shea 06 $42
(94 Parker's Wine Advocate)

St. Innocent Momtazi 06 $39
(93 Parker's Wine Advocate)

Argyle Extended Tirage 98 $58
(95 Wine Spectator)

Beaux Freres Estate 06 $80
(93 Wine Spectator)

Black Cap Pinot noir 06 $47
(93 Parker's Wine Advocate)

Carter Hillblock PN 06 $46
(93 Parker's Wine Advocate)

Soter Beacon Hill 06 $54
(92 Parker's Wine Advocate, Burghound)

Patton Valley Pinot noir 2006 $35
(92 Wine Spectator)

Dusky Goose 2006 $59

Thomas 2006 $50

Evesham Wood Cuvee J 2006 $44

Bergstrom Pinot noir Bergstrom Vineyard 06 $77.95/$70.16
Limited Availability - call to order

Wine Advocate 95 points: "The 2006 Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard is medium/dark ruby-colored with a superb perfume of pain grille, roses, raspberry, and cherry. Velvety-textured, savory, and ripe, the wine conceals enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years. Layered and long, it will be at its best from 2012 to 2020."

St. Innocent Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 06 $41.95/$37.76
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Wine Advocate 94 points: "The 2006 Pinot noir Shea Vineyard is a candidate for Shea of the vintage as well as my choice in this portfolio. It is the richest, most concentrated, and complex as well as the best balanced, nicely concealing enough structure to evolve for 4-5 years, about as much as one can expect from this vintage. It should be at its best from 2012 to 2021".

St. Innocent Momtazi Vineyard Pinot noir 06
$38.95/$35.05
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Wine Advocate 93 points: "The 2006 Pinot noir Momtazi Vineyard is sourced from a biodynamically farmed site in McMinnville. It possesses the darkest fruit among all of the St. Innocent Pinots. Blue and black fruits dominate the nose and flavors and the wine has impressive structure, concentration, and grip for the vintage. Give it 3-4 years of additional bottle age and drink it from 2010 to 2018."

Argyle Extended Tirage 06 $57.95/$53.05
Limited Availability - call to order

Wine Advocate 95 points: "Haunting stuff, ethereal in texture, with amazingly delicate bubbles that carry wave after wave of rich toast, spice and baked apple flavors, persisting on the elegant finish. This has harmony, intensity and refinement. Drink now. 640 cases made". - HS

Beaux Freres Estate Pinot noir 06 $79.95/$71.95
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Wine Spectator 93 points: "Distinctly spicy, with cinnamon and white pepper overtones to the focused red berry and cherry fruit, persisting on the expressive finish and lingering beautifully. Needs time to settle in, but this has the goods to age. Best from 2010 through 2016. 3,548 cases made."

Black Cap Pinot noir 06 $46.95/$42.26
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Wine Advocate 93 points: "The 2006 Pinot noir Black Cap is a blend of all four Eyrie Estate vineyards. it is slightly darker in color, the fruit is shaded slightly more to the dark side of the spectrum, and the wine has greater concentration and density. Cherry and raspberry flavors emerge on the palate along with mineral and earth notes. There is enough structure for 1-2 years of further evolution and given the wine's balance, it may have a relatively long life line by the standards of the vintage."

Carter Vineyard Hillblock Pinot noir 06 $45.95/$41.36
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Wine Advocate 93 points: "The 2006 Pinot noir Hillblock was made by Ken Wright from a vineyard planted in 1983. Wright also makes a Carter Vineyard designate under his own label which I found to be equally uplifting. The Hillblock was aged in 70% new French oak and bottled without fining or filtration. Cherry red in color, it has a superb perfume of pain grille, spice box, red and black cherry and black raspberry. This is followed by a layered, velvety-textured succulent wine with great depth, concentration and structure for this vintage. It will evolve for 2-3 years and offer prime drinking from 2010 to 2018."

Soter Beacon Hill Vineyard Pinot noir 06 $53.95/$48.55
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Wine Advocate 92 points: "The 2006 Pinot noir beacon Hill reveals a touch of eucalyptus in it attractive perfume. Darker, denser, and more structured than its North Valley sibling, this well-balanced, lenghty effort will evolve for 2-3 years and be at its best from 2011 to 2020."
Also, Burghound 92 Points

Patton Valley Pinot noir 06 $34.95/$31.46
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Wine Spectator 92 points:"Supple, seductive and generous with its red plum, red cherry and rhubarb pie flavors, shaded with subtle hints of white pepper, white rose and coriander seed as the finish rolls on unabated. This is delicious, and should improve in the cellar as the tannins subside more. Drink now through 2016."

Dusky Goose Pinot noir 06 $58.95
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Monumental and mezmerizing, the 2006 Dusky Goose Pinot noir delivers on all of the promises of past vintages. Succulent red fruit wafts from the glass with a deep base note of cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and dark berries, hinting at what's to come. At once silky-supple and powerful, the 06 Goose cascades across your palate with mixed cherries - black, fresh dark sweet, and dried - before picking up the bottom notes of rich blackberry and hints of cassis.

Thomas Pinot noir 06 $49.95/$44.95
Limited Availability - call to order- Ships late November

JT (John Thomas) makes a very small amount of Estate Pinot noir from his vineyard in the Dundee Hills near Carlton, Oregon. His wines are elegant, with finesse and complexity chosen over fruit bomb qualities. He considers his competition to be the better Burgundies of Chambolle-Musigny or Volnay, not CA style Pinots.

Evesham Wood "Cuvee J" Pinot noir 06 $49.95/$39.60
Limited Availability - call to order- Ships late November

Russ Raney's top Pinot noir each year, this wine is created with two main sources of inspiration and advice: two of Burgundy's top small producers - the legendary Henri Jayer (Vosne-Romanee), and Michel Niellon (Chassagne-Montrachet).

Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Estate Pinot noir 07
$47.95/$43.16

Ships late November

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Shea Estate 07 has awesome, effusive aromas of deeply spiced dark raspberries, roses, douglas fir forest and hints of violets. A supple initial burst of fruit turns juicy, concealing the fine tannins that linger on the finish with sweet earth. The flavors are a little compact due to the wine's youth, but it's worth opening a bottle just to experience the scents. An especially delicate and sophisticated Shea Estate bottling that will age with ease over the next decade. Highly recommended.

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