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We are Oregon Pinot noir experts. For more than 27 yearswe've sought out, reviewed, and recommended the best Oregon Pinot noir. We grew up with Oregon's wine winemakers and know them well.

We've curated the finest selection of Oregon Pinot, ranging from the oldest, best known wineries to new, must-know rising stars. You'll find rare and exclusive, limited special bottlings, and small lot reserves. And most important, you'll get personal service from knowledgable, helpful Oregon Pinot noir experts.

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Johan Vineyards Nils Reserve Pinot noir 2012

The Nils bottling was created out of an interest to capture a specific expressionfrom our estate fruit. With the Nils we s...


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$39.55

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Walter Scott Cuvee Ruth Pinot noir 2013

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


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$32.40

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Evening Land Pinot noir Seven Springs Estate 2012

6 bottle limit per customer.

96 points Wine Spectator: "Sleek and silky, brimming with raspberry, blackberry, pear and...


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$62.95

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Dusky Goose Pinot noir Dundee Hills 2011

In a vintage where most Pinots tended to be about anything but the fruit, 2011 Dusky is all about the succulence of pure P...


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Dusky Goose Pinot noir Dundee Hills 2010

The aromas sold us immediately: raspberry, plum, rose, a hint of truffle and oak-spice. Mouthwatering. Elegant and silky b...


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$58.45

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Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills Pinot noir 2013

Jim Maresh's loss is your gain. He declassified ALL but 7 barrels of Maresh Vineyard, for its own bottling. Everything el...


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$22.45

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Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Belle Pente’s Murto bottling has become one of our go-to Oregon Pinots, so we were super stoked to learn that the 2012 was...


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Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

One old vine vineyard that Marcus Goodfellow is especially thankful to source from is Durant. A superb site in the Dundee ...


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$37.76

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Brittan Vineyards Pinot noir Basalt Block 2012

94 points Wine Spectator: "Taut, tart and vividly expressive, bursting with red berry flavors and overto...



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Burton Bittman Tukwilla Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Burton Bittman 2010 was a huge hit with club members last year, and the 2012 follows suit stylistically. The aromas open w...


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$32.36

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Westrey Oracle Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

The nose is sultry. If only we could shrink ourselves to dive into the glass. A heady, enticing perfume of ripe dark red f...


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McKinlay Estate Pinot noir 2012

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$33.26

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Idealist Diplomat Pinot noir 2013

This has a classic Oregon Pinot nose of dusty cherries and delivers more of that pretty, nicely textured red fruit with no...


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$21.55

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Colene Clemens Adriane Pinot noir 2012

94 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "Distinctly spicy and peppery, this is layered, complex and harmonious, with...


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$44.95

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Antiquum Farm Juel Pinot noir 2013

New release of 2013.

2012 notes: a brilliant new discovery from the South Willamette Valley. This decadent Pinot is fi...


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$34.16

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Horsetail Pinot noir 2013

2013 Horsetail combines beautiful freshness (think of popping fresh-picked raspberries in your mouth) with layers of spice...


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$25.16

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Crowley Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

Pure cherry goodness. Once again, Tyson delivers a killer bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot, bursting out of the glass wit...


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$21.55

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Cottonwood Marina Piper Pinot noir 2012

This Pinot noir absolutely blew our minds. We first tasted it a couple weeks back and thought it was incredible...so incre...


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Lundeen "Articulate" Pinot noir 2012

A 50-case bolt of pure inspiration. The synergy of savoriness (Michael described the 2012s as "so savory you want to eat t...


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Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Belle Pente's flagship 2012 Pinot is awesome. Silky, suuuper silky, with a deep palate awash in black raspberry, and blac...


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Ayres Vineyard Lewis Rogers Lane Pinot noir 2013

One of Ayres Estate Pinots is expressive, loaded with mixed black and purple berry aromas and flavors highlighted by bakin...


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$30.56

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J. K. Carriere Pinot noir Vespidae 2012

Wine Advocate 90 Points: Featuring dark and bitter-edged berry fruit - cassis, blackberry, and huckleberry - such as prove...


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Ribbon Ridge Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

93 points Wine Spectator: "Fine-grained tannins underlie a kaleidoscope of cherry, roasted meat, clove a...



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Hyland Estates Pinot noir 2012

93 points Wine Spectator: "Light and sleek, with spicy, earthy, doughy overtones to the quiet red berry flavors at the cor...



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Bergstrom Pinot noir Silice 2013

2012 vintage notes:

94 points Wine Spectator: "Supple, complex and harmonious, offering a multi-layered mouthful of ch...


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Westrey "Cuvee 20" Pinot noir 2012

If you buy 10 Oregon Pinots this vintage for your cellar, this should be one of them. 2012 marks Westrey's 20th vintage, ...


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Boedecker Cellars Pinot noir Shea Vineyard 2012

94 points Wine Spectator: "Taut, focused, light, lively and inviting, with pepper and clove accents aroun...



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Love and Squalor Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

Matt Berson’s Love & Squalor wines just keep getting better. He stopped by the store recently to pour his new releases and...


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Shea Wine Cellars Estate Pinot Noir 2012

Wafts of violets, cola spice, and fresh red cherries lead into juicy and sweet array of red fruits and touches of blueberr...


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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Mount Richmond 2013

Excellent, and dare I say...better than the 2012? Delightful freshness, carrying juicy fresh cherry and red plum.

2012...


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Ayres Vineyard Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2013

Brand new release October 2014.

Previous vintage notes: Another stunner from Ayres, this 2012 is the darkest of the gr...


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Stephen Goff Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Goff Shea 2012 is everything you'd expect from the vintage and the vineyard: rich and robust Pinot noir.

2011 notes: ...


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Matello Hommage Pinot noir 2012

Packed with superb detail and an abundance of dry extract, this red-fruited, elegant new release promises great things ...


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Roco Private Stash Pinot noir 2012

Estate grown Pinot Noir from Roco's Wits' End Vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains, this luscious wine is always at the to...


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Ransom Pinot noir Selection 2012

Succulent crushed berries and savory earth take on delicacy that's missing from many other sub-$25 2012 Pinots.

2010...


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Evesham Wood Illahe Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

A darker expression of Evesham Pinot. Fresh blackberry with red cherry flourish on the nose. Orange-spiced tea and cola hi...


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J. K. Carriere Provocateur Pinot 2013

2012 notes: Both big and balanced, bursting with black cherry and blackberry notes. There's a touch of game typical of J....


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$22.45

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Westrey Justice Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

The darkest of the 2012 Westrey Pinots, with a commanding, saturated aromatic profile of dark berries, incense, dried flow...


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Goodfellow Family Cellars Whistling Ridge Pinot noir 2012

A thinker's Pinot, packed with charm. Fragrant aromas of red fruit, licorice, and white pepper greet you. Silky textured ...


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$32.36

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Broadley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2013

Excellent value in estate grown Pinot noir. In fact, try finding another Willamette Valley winery who lowered the price of...


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Eyrie Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

The 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot noir replaces not one but two Eyrie wines: Estate and Black Cap Pinot noirs. Estate ...


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$30.56

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Lemelson Pinot noir Stermer 2012

93 points Tanzer: "Bright ruby red. Powerful, smoke-accented blackberry, cherry and rose pastille scents are lifted by a z...


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White Rose Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

Sexy aromas typical of White Rose Pinot noirs - floral, earth, musk - combine with bright and dark red fruits on the palat...


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$31.46

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Tendril Pinot noir 2011

Previous vintage (2010) tasting notes:

Wine Spectator 93 Points

Sleek, vivid and expressive, wi...


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$43.16

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Beaux Freres Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2013

2013 released May 1, 2015.

2012 vintage notes: Whoa nelly. THE most attractive Beaux Freres Willamette Valley I've ta...


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Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard 2012

The aromas are stunning - exotic and pretty. Superbly elegant, seamlessly textured, with a pure Pinot sweetness hanging on...


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Cristom Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard 2012

New release of the 2012 vintage, limited.

2010 Vintage Wine Spectator - 91 points - Firm with ta...


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Le Cadeau Pinot noir Diversite 2012

2004 Vintage Tasting Notes

Wine ...


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Witness Tree Pinot Noir Estate 2012

The wine that is really a “snapshot” of our entire vineyard – which ultimately reflects the blending of the flavors and...


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Broadley Vineyards Marcile Lorraine Pinot noir 2012

Jam-packed with awesomeness. Structured and pretty, this old-vine, South Willamette Valley stunner is filled with sweet b...


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Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot noir 2011

One of standouts of the 2011 vintage. Forward and attractive, with chrushed berry fruit, earth and spice unfurling. There...


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$39.55

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McKinlay Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014

McKinlay's Willamette Valley Pinot is always a great value, but 2014 may be the most approachable, universally appealing ...


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Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Claudia's Choice 2012

Big spicy notes on the nose, wrapped around a blackberry/black cherry center. In the mouth the wine is full of plump a...


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Bergstrom Pinot noir Shea Vineyard 2013

Brand new release, August 2014.

Bergstrom. Shea. 2012 - the confluence of three agreeables. Fleshy and structured, bri...


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$53.95

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Raptor Ridge Pinot noir Reserve 2012

2009 Wine Spectator - 93 points - Supple, refined and distinctive for the purity and clarity of its dar...


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Westrey Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

The most recent success from Westrey. Red fruit - mostly crushed raspberry and wild mountain strawberry - subtle smoke, an...


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Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

Elk Cove's 2012 Willamette Valley is delicious, gushing with fruit and charm.

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes


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Eyrie Pinot noir Daphne Reserve 2012

Released in fall of 2014, and HIGHLY recommended based on two barrel tastings I've done at Eyrie.

"Flat...


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Cristom Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuvee 2012

Classically-styled Oregon Pinot featuring sappy red and black fruits, elegant and powerful, with lovely cinnamon and thyme...


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Evesham Wood Mahonia Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

The first of the two "darker side" Pinots from Evesham (Illahe being the other), this takes me back to my first days at Av...


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$26.95

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Lemelson Pinot noir Jerome Reserve 2012

Previous vintage notes: Aromas are earthy and floral and include cardamom, licorice, tangerine and black cherry. Flavors a...


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$53.95

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Ayres Vineyard Pinot noir Perspective 2013

Silky smooth and ultra showy. Dark berries, violets, Provencal herbs, flecks of cinnamon. Approachable now - in fact you'...


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$26.95

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Colene Clemens Victoria Pinot noir 2012

94 points Wine Spectator: "Open-textured, expressive and precise, layering black cherry, clove, tea leaf...


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$57.55

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Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

Purity of fruit reigns here. A scent of raspberry perfume spills out of the glass to accentuate the flavors of fresh berri...


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Antiquum Farm Passiflora Pinot noir 2013

Impossibly unique -- I've never had a Pinot noir from anywhere that's quite like Passiflora. The tropical nature of it, ...


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Arterberry Maresh Pinot noir Maresh Vineyard 2013

Jim Maresh was incredibly picky with his 2013 single vineyard Pinot noirs. He selected just seven (7!) barrels, all from M...


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$52.16

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Lundeen Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

2010 vintage notes: Aromas of maple, caramel, strawberry jam and toast. Smooth palate, moderate weight, and long finish. 2...


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$23.36

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Boedecker Cellars Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2013

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


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Mitchell Wine Co. "The Craftsman" Pinot noir 2012

The Craftsman shows intense red fruit aromatics right form the start, leading to a forward palate of raspberry and cranber...


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$16.16

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Penner-Ash Cellars Estate Pinot noir 2012

The Estate bottling replaces Dussin. Ripe plums, vanilla and blackberry fruit flirts with jam in this intense, focus...


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$58.45

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Et Fille Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

2010 vintage notes: I've been bugging the father-daughter team behind Et Fille for months about when they'd release...


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$22.45

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Patton Valley Estate Pinot noir 2012

Aromas include earth, tobacco, and spice mixed with red fruit. Flavors of dark plum and black pepper with sweet fruit and ...


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$33.26

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Roco Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

Previous vintage notes:

2010 Wine Advocate - 90 points - The basic Roco Willamette Valley 2010 Pino...


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$26.05

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Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

Lush and energetic, Ken Wright's value blend delivers heaping scoops of fresh crushed berries. It's really a "friendly" ...


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$23.36

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720 Cellars Croft Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

Previous vintage tasting notes:

From a top-secret location five miles west of our store comes the value dynamo 720 Cel...


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Et Fille Pinot noir Kalita Vineyard 2012

Previous vintage notes:

Wine Spectator 92 Points: Supple, expressive and distinctive, balancing cherry...


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$44.95

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Dusky Goose Rambouillet Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Limited release of Dusky Goose's Estate Vineyard in the Dundee Hills. The 2008 Rambouillet Vineyard Pinot noir is an idea...


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$80.95

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Lemelson Pinot noir Thea's Selection 2012

A blend from blocks in each of the winery's vineyards, Thea's vineyard sources are - Briscoe, Stermer and Johns...


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$26.05

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Illahe Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2014

2014 arrives mid-July.

Previous vintage notes: Illahe's Willamette Valley is 100% estate grown - a rarity in sub-$20 ...


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$20.66

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Boedecker Cellars Pinot noir Athena 2012

Black currant with notes of earth and plum, layered with cherry and forest, with a rich, silky finish. - the winery


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$29.66

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Lemelson Pinot noir Meyer Vineyard 2012

93 points Tanzer: "Vivid ruby red. Assertive aromas of blackberry, licorice, vanilla and smoky minerals, with a sexy flora...


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$43.16

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Brooks Winery Pinot noir "Janus" 2012

Tanzer 93 Points Heady, mineral-accented aromas of red berry preserves, potpourri and Asian spices, with ...


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$33.26

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Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir North Valley 2013

Tanzer 91 Points: Dark red. Fresh cherry and black raspberry aromas are complicated by Indian spices, fresh lavender and c...


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$25.16

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Owen Roe Sharecropper's Pinot noir 2013

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

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Witness Tree Pinot Noir Vintage Select 2010

Fresh aromas of herbs, forest floor, perfume and spice. Flavors include strawberries, cherries and currants.

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Ransom Jigsaw Pinot noir 2013

All of the pieces of the Willamette Valley puzzle fit seamlessly together in the Jigsaw. A scent of red cherry and rose mo...


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$16.16

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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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$37.76

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Alloro Estate Pinot noir Chehalem Mountains 2012

Previous vintage notes:

2010 Wine Spectator - 92 points - Sleek and refined, with a nice point to th...


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$34.16

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Andrew Rich Pinot noir "Verbatim" 2012

This new pinot is darker than the "Prelude" and has aromas of crushed red and black berries with a hint of wild herbs. The...


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$28.75

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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

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Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Eola Amity 2011

Floral and red fruit aromatics of raspberry and cherry preserves, with a hint of pine needles. The palate shows a spectru...


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$29.66

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Hazel Hill Pinot Noir 2013

This brand new second label from Ayres is the definition of a Tuesday night wine. Bright, refreshing re...


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$16.16

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Stafford Hill Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

A nose full of spice and succulent black cherries leads into a snappy combo of dark currants and cherries that makes for a...


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$18.86

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Helioterra Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

An elegant blend of Lichtenwalter (Ribbon Ridge), Armstrong (Ribbon Ridge), Lia's (Chehalem Mountains), Apolloni (North W...


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$25.16

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Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee Pinot noir 2014

Solid juice! Filled with tasty black cherry , it's a guilt-free bottle to open for your in-laws that you actually ...


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Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2012

The 2012 is an intense and powerful Pinot noir, showing the opulence of Shea Vineyard and of the 2012 vintage.


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Longplay Chehalem Mountain Lia's Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

A solid value in estate-grown Pinot noir. Red fruit, earth and cinnamon take center stage on an elegant frame.

Previo...


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$24.25

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Alexana Revana Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

2010 Wine Spectator - 94 points - Tangy, focused and juicy, with blackberry, currant and subtle spice fl...


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$43.16

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Westrey Pinot Noir Abbey Ridge Vineyard 2011

It defines the allure of Pinot noir - ethereal and graceful with an amazing ability to envelop your palate in a sweetness ...


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$35.96

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Bergstrom Pinot noir Cumberland Reserve 2013

The 2013 vintage was released August 2014, tasting notes to follow.

From the winery: The 2011 Cumberland Reserve Pinot...


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$37.76

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Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot noir 2011

The Sommers Reserve has aromas of cola berry, orange-pekoe tea leaf and cocoa powder.

2009 Vintage Tasting Not...


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$29.66

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Brooks Winery Pinot noir "Rastaban" 2010

Aromas of dark plum and black raspberry. The rich, round and suave flavors have good balance on the delicious, solidly com...


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$43.16

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Brooks Winery Pinot Noir "Runaway Red" 2013

The aromas practically "run away" from the bottle when you first open it but as you capture them you will find smoke, ripe...


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$15.75

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Longplay Lia's "Jory Bench Reserve" Pinot noir 2010

2010 Wine Spectator - 92 points - Fresh and vibrant, this is juicy with raspberry and cherry flavors ...


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$29.66

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Hamacher Pinot noir 2011

Previous vintage notes: The 08 vintage has an expressive nose lifts this right out of the glass: spiced cherry, red p...


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$44.95

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Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

Ripe and fruit forward, this shows Lynn's expertise and blending several vineyards from different AVA's into one delicio...


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$37.76

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Domaine Drouhin Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

Brand new release of 2013 DDO Willamette Valley Pinot noir.

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes


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Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard 2012

2010 Vintage Wine Spectator - 92 points - Fresh and vibrant, offering depth without weight, with dark b...


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$53.95

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Coeur de Terre Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

Bright red wine with earthy overtones and notes of plum, cranberry, blueberry and cherry. Flavors include bright fruits, t...


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$18.86

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Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

I've said it many times before and I'll say it again: this is consistently the best value in American Pinot noir. Some v...


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Goodfellow Family Cellars Bishop Creek Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

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$32.36

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Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot noir 2011

Previous vintage tasting notes: Firm in texture, featuring mildly chewy tannins around the butterscotch-accented blackberr...


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$40.46

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Raptor Ridge Barrel Select Pinot noir 2013

Raptor Ridge's consistently excellent value Pinot noir shows sweet red fruits with nutmeg, smoke, and cinnamon accents. T...


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$22.45

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Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Dundee Hills 2011

A very pretty wine, from Anderson Family Vineyard in the Dundee Hills.

To me the Dundee Hills AVA is all about pretti...


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$29.66

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Brooks Winery Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2013

This knocks me out. It drew me in with the first waft from the glass - I want to take this beauty home. Pure prettines...


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$19.75

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Johan Vineyards Three Barrel Pinot noir 2012

This wine's beyond my comprehension.

I've been tasting Oregon Pinot noir professionally for eleven years, yet writin...


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$48.55

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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

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Witness Tree Benchmark Pinot noir 09

One of Witness Tree's three Reserve Pinots, made from a tiny block of vines that sits on top of a small basalt outcropp...


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$43.16

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Witness Tree Claim 51 Pinot noir 09

The 2009 Pinot Noir Claim No. 51 Estate Bottled is also sourced from a single parcel and received the same elevage as the ...


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$43.16

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Soter Planet Oregon Pinot noir 2013

This is Tony Soter's (Soter Vineyards, Etude Wines) project to promote sustainable farming and carbon accounting in Ore...


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$17.95

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Brooks Winery Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

Beautiful ruby red in color, this wine reveals aromas of fresh fruit, bing cherries, black berries, and black currant with...


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$44.95

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Adelsheim Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

It's time to welcome the 33rd vintage of Adelsheim's Willamette Valley Pinot noir!

2009 Vintage Tasting Not...


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$23.36

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Angela Pinot noir 2012

Previous vintage tasting notes, 2010:

Ken Wright-made. Single vineyard.

For many of you, this is all you need to...


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$35.96

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Lumos Five Blocks Pinot noir 2011

Rich, dark pinot with notes of dark fruit and sandalwood, wet earth and spice.

2007 Vintage Tasting Notes:

A bea...


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$20.20

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Ponzi Pinot noir Tavola 2013

Aromas of crushed cherry, spiced rose petal, a hint of toasted vanilla and savory notes. The delicate mouth shows Italian ...


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$22.18

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Rex Hill Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2011

The 2011 vintage is a beautiful dark burgundy red wine with aromas of black cherries, ripe raspberries, forest floor and c...


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$27.86

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Beaux Freres Pinot noir Beaux Freres Vineyard 2013

2012 vintage notes: A powerhouse of Pinot noir, layered, broad and deep, filled with spice-accented ripe dark berries...


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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Cuvee J 2012

Sultry, velvety, multidimensional, the nexus between bright and dark. The 2012 rivals the 2010 as the best Cuvee J ever. A...


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Raptor Ridge Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

One of the first 2012 Pinots from Shea Vineyard is everything you'd expect - an opulent and structured Pinot. Dark plums ...


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$51.26

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Sineann Pinot noir Yates-Conwill Vineyard 2011

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes

The winery calls this a "gorgeous" wine. Fruit forward, this is made ...


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$32.36

$35.95 Regular

Tyee Pinot noir Estate Barrel Select 2012

Beautifully balanced, the Barrel Select is ideal for the cellar.

Previous vintage notes: The 09 barrel select evokes f...


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$30.56

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Evening Land Blue Label Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2013

Previous vintage notes:

Wine Spectator 90 points: "Sleek and inviting, with delicacy to the cherry and floral aromas a...


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$19.75

$21.95 Regular

St. Innocent Pinot noir Temperance Hill 2012

The 2011 Pinot noir Temperance Hill has dark cherry and berry fruit and floral aromas with hints of smoky spices. dark red...


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$33.26

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Libra Wines Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

Deep ruby red wine with aromas of creme brulee, black cherries, chocolate cake, red licorice and red roses. Flavors includ...


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$18.86

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Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes

The nose initially hints at boysenberry jam with a touch of sweet pea...


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$19.75

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Matello Lazarus Pinot noir 2012

The first three words I wrote were the same: "wow." I can't imagine how you'd fit more into a $20 Pinot. In what I'm re...


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$20.66

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Witness Tree Hanson Pinot noir 2010

Planted just under the famous tree that the vineyard is named after, the Hanson block is on a steep slope that looks down ...


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$43.16

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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Eola-Amity 2013

This step up from Evesham's Willamette Valley bottling is dark fruited and boisterous, bursting with bowlfuls of blackber...


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$22.45

$24.95 Regular

Holloran Winery Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

Bill Holloran might be one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. Soft-spoken and a gifted listener, Bill has a talent wi...


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$22.45

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Omero Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

This is outstanding Pinot for the price. Heck, it's just outstanding Pinot. Well done, Omero. Unusually packed with flavo...


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$18.86

$20.95 Regular

Owen Roe Pinot noir Chehalem Mountains Anna's Vineyard 2012

Wine Spectator 94 points: "Firm in texture, with ripe blackberry and mineral flavors popping through the refined ta...



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$37.76

$41.95 Regular

Brick House Evelyn's Pinot noir 2012

3 bottle limit per customer.

95 points Wine Spectator: "Focused, juicy, precise and expressive, this ...



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$74.95

Bethel Heights Pinot noir Flat Block 2012

3 bottle limit per customer.

95 points Wine Spectator: Glass-smooth and polished, brimming with boys...



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$58.45

$64.95 Regular

Maison L’Envoyé Pinot noir Willamette Valley The Attaché 2013

2012 vintage notes:

94 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "This focused red features lively ...


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$35.96

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Brigadoon Wine Co. Lylee Pinot noir 2013

What an absolute gem of a Pinot! Brigadoon has delivered another rocking value. Cinnamon laced black cherries open, leadin...


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$18.86

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Bethel Heights Pinot noir Casteel Reserve 2012

Releases October 1, 2014.

Nothing short of incredible. I'm asked all the time if certain wines are "really that good....


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$58.45

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Belle Pente Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2013

Fresh-picked blackberry, tart raspberry, earth and truffle. The low-key nature of Belle Pente reflects the personalities o...


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$22.45

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Bethel Heights Pinot noir Justice Vineyard 2012

Bethel Heights' Justice Vineyard is starting to reach maturity, resulting in expressive, dark-fruited wines with great st...


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$44.95

$49.95 Regular

Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot noir 2012

#17 in Wine Spectator's Top 100 Wines of 2014, 95 points, Highly Recommended: "Vibrant, expressive and multi layered, off...


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$59.95

Ebony Pinot noir The Quarry 2011

A commanding Pinot Noir that pulls your attention to the glass. Heaping layers of lush fruit on the palate, red raspberri...


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$29.66

$32.95 Regular

Arterberry Maresh Pinot noir Juliard Vineyard 2012

Stunning aromas - more aromatic than nearly all of the 2012s released so far. Engaging notes of wild strawberry, dried ora...


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$52.16

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Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot noir 2012

I've long used Evesham's estate Le Puits Sec Pinot noir as a benchmark for both quality and price. From vines planted in...


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$35.96

$39.95 Regular

Bergstrom Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard 2012

3 bottle limit per customer.

95 points Wine Spectator: "Complex and harmonious, beautifully balancing...


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$85.00

Elk Cove Pinot Noir Clay Court 2012

A June 2014 Reserve Pinot Noir Club Selection.A spicy, come-hither Pinot noir with blazing red fruit, wa...


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$43.16

$47.95 Regular

Brick House Pinot noir Cuvee du Tonnelier 2013

2013 brand new release August, 2015.

2012 vintage notes: Youthfully vibrant and inviting red fruit, cinnamon, and her...


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$44.95

$49.95 Regular

Owen Roe Pinot noir Kilmore 2012

93 points Wine Spectator 93: "Fresh, open-textured and inviting, with pure, precise currant and plum fruit riding ...



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$37.76

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Westrey Abbey Ridge Vineyard Pinot noir 2013

2012 vintage notes: This vineyard's Pinots have the sexiest aromas of any in the Willamette Valley. Ethereal, alluring, l...


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$39.55

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Maison L’Envoyé Two Messengers Pinot noir 2012

92 points Wine Spectator: "Crisp, focused and expressive, broadening out on the finish into a panoply of gorgeous black fr...


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$26.05

$28.95 Regular

Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth's Reserve 2011

2010 Wine Spectator - 91 points - Fresh, open-textured and appealing, with mint-accented blackberry and ...


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$52.16

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Timothy Malone Dundee Hills Pinot noir 2012

Equal parts lusty and graceful, it's just as happy being opened tonight as it is being aged for a few years. Beautiful bl...


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$26.05

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Illahe Reserve "Percheron" Pinot noir 2012

2010 Vintage

The 2010 Reserve is similar to the memorable 2008. Denser than most of the 2010's I'...


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$35.96

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Shea Wine Cellars Block 7 Pinot noir 2012

Prototypical Shea: rich and dark, sporting outstanding intensity. A melange of berries, violet, truffle, and cola spice us...


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$53.95

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Andrew Rich Pinot noir "Prelude" 2012

91 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and expressive, with pretty plum and currant fruit at the core, shaded by hints of cream ...


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$21.55

$23.95 Regular

Cameron Abbey Ridge Pinot noir 2012

I've long said that if I could buy one vineyard in Oregon, it would likely be Abbey Ridge. High elevation Dundee Hills, n...


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$60.26

$66.95 Regular

Meristem Meredith Mitchell Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

We’ve known Vince and Cheney Vidrine from our respective Corvallis days when they used to swing in to the shop (both are O...


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$44.95

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Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard 2012

2010 Vintage Wine Spectator - 91 points - A refreshing core of currant and boysenberry fruit shines t...


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$58.45

$64.95 Regular

Aubichon Ribbon Ridge Armstrong Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

94 points Wine Spectator: "Focused, with great presence to the spicy, peppery blackberry and cherry flav...



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$49.45

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Brick House Les Dijonnais Pinot noir 2012

94 points Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Les Dijonnais is due to be released this spring. It comes from Dijon clone (...


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$49.45

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Shea Wine Cellars Homer Pinot noir 2012

Shea's Homer Pinot noir has been in the critics' best-of-the-vintage lists since it was first produce...


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$76.45

$84.95 Regular

Idealist Historian Pinot noir 2012

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$26.95

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Toluca Lane Pinot noir 2012

I'm so glad this wine is back. Heavenly aromas - ripe dark berries, violets, and hints of vanilla cocoa - enveloped me in...


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$35.05

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Cameron Arley's Leap Pinot noir 2012

From the winery: You can sniff dark cherry, lavender, Italian prunes, cranberries and straw as well as hints of terra cott...


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$40.46

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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard 2011

This is the second vintage with this 40-year-old section of Pommard. Quite possibly better than the excellent 2010. The fr...


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$44.95

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Shea Wine Cellars West Hill Pinot noir 2012

Supple, sappy, floral, superlatively rich and forward red fruit engages you, beckons you. I was shocked at how immediately...


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$53.95

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Evesham Wood Temperance Hill Pinot noir 2012

One of the Willamette Valley's most distinctive vineyards is also one of our favorites. Super savory, with a beautiful co...


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$26.95

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Bethel Heights Illahe Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

94 points Wine Spectator: "Firm and focused, in an expansive style, this light-footed version melds black currant, plum an...



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$48.55

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Johan Vineyards Estate Pinot noir 2012

Inviting aromas of dark cherries and pine forest waft from the glass. Juicy cherry and savory black currant signal the war...


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$26.95

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More About -Oregon Pinot noir

Vintage, vineyard, winemaker - in order, those are the most important things to look at when you are standing in front of a daunting shelf of wine, trying to make a decision.

The Vintage, and the Weather that Creates It.

More than any other grape, Pinot noir is affected by the weather conditions surrounding each year's crop. And the weather is never a sure thing. Most of Oregon's Pinots are produced in the cool climate region of the Willamette Valley where Pinot noir achieves its maximum ripeness just as the growing season ends. This results in the best varietal flavors, but it also poses risks for winemakers.

If the weather gets wet as early as mid-September, it can cause lots of headaches and potential hearbreak as winemakers choose the do or die time to pick the grapes. If rains come early, the grape crop might become waterlogged or damaged; if the weather turns cool too early, ripening can be slowed and disease risks are higher; if hot weather persists, the grape quality can decrease as the grapes get too sweet and lose their bright, crisp, fresh flavors.

 

About The Vintages - 2008-2011

- 2008 was widely considered one of the best vintages that Oregon has ever had. The wines that are still available to purchase are those needing the most cellaring time, and will keep their quality for as much as 20 years.

- 2009 was a warm, dry vintage. The wines are generally ripe and forward, making for excellent earlier drinking. Because of the warmth, some wines will not age as long as the 2008s and 2010s, but they are very attractive wines today. Fans of robust Pinot noir will delight in the 2009 vintage.

- 2010 is an exciting but very, very small vintage. The weather was unusually cool and wet right through the summer, then warm and sunny in October. Grapes ripened under ideal conditions, yielding wines with expressive aromas, lower alcohols, and great balance. There were many special wines produced - the best will have a very long life in your cellar, ranging from 10-15 years.

- 2011 is another exciting "cooler" vintage. There was more wine, so you can get the Pinots you want before they instantly sell out. The summer was cool, but the fall was long and we got a classic long Indian summer with warmer, sunny days and cool nights. The wines are vibrant and fresh, the alcohol levels are low. The entry-level wines are silky and juicy; the reserve-level wines are intense and age-worthy, ranging from 5-10 years.

- 2012 is a vintage with huge "buzz." Stay tuned!

In the more reliably warmer regions of California and Washington, weather risks are considerably less, but the pay in other ways. Grapes grown in extremely hot weather can have jammy, less complex, and less interesting varietal flavors because they over ripen in their region's high heat.

Oregon's own warm climate regions (Southern Oregon, Walla Walla, and the Columbia Gorge areas) still have weather risks, but warmer climate grapes (such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, or Syrah) can thrive there.

So, when buying Oregon Pinot noir — especially the cool climate varieties — it is important that you pay attention to vintage characteristics so that you can more knowledgeably buy wines that will likely meet your taste. (See the table at right.)

After the vintage, the most important factor to consider in purchasing Oregon Pinot noir is the location of the vineyard, and the quality of the vineyard itself.

Partly because of Oregon's cool climate, the importance of "place" in the wines has been emphasized by winemakers. In fact, the bottling of wine from a single vineyard has become extremely popular among the state's winemakers, in part because some of these vineyards seem to have a distinctive "taste signature" (which is sometimes, though a bit inaccurately, called "terroir").

Many of these vineyards are independent, selling grapes to a variety of winemakers. Names such as Shea, Freedom Hill, Croft, Temperance Hill, Seven Springs, and many, many others have come to be a kind of seal of approval that the wine is likely to be fine when the grapes come from here.

But many other vineyards that have developed broad reputations for quality are estate vineyards owned by the wineries themselves. There are many people who continually buy the bottlings of these estate vineyards because they have been proven to be distinctive, vintage after vintage.

Plus, different geological regions within the state's appellations, seem to produce broadly different wine flavors. For instance, the volcanic soils of the Willamette Valley's "Red Hills" region tend to produce elegant and high-toned red-fruited wines, while the sedimentary soils of the Willamette valley's "Yamhill-Carlton District" seem to be softer, earthier, and have more red and black fruit notes. The "gold coast" of the Dundee Hills along Worden Hill Road is known for its bright red, iron laden Jory soils and a unique flavor profile that brings top prices.

While it isn't necessary to have intimate knowledge of all these details, gaining a broad understanding of the vineyard make-up of Oregon can help you find wines that appeal more strongly to your own palate.

The third part of our triumverate of wine buying factors is the producer.

Whether its a one guy and a tank operation or a large winery making hundreds of thousands of gallons, some winemakers will make Pinot noir that better suits your taste. Trying them is a lot of the fun, but some basic concepts can make it more likely that the bottle you select is a winner.

below, sorting grapes at Ken Wright Cellars

On the one hand, there are many famous names that have proven themselves reliably capable of producing excellent Pinot noir. Over the years these venerable producers have attracted a loyal following among consumers for their wines. These wineries tend to have a high profile, are available all across the country, and often sell-out quickly.

Many Oregon wine buyers happily limit themselves to procuring wines from these producers—and more power to them, the wines can be fantastic!

But there is another kind of producer that savvy wine buyers are increasingly seeking out: the small, limited production, craft winemaker whose wines can't be so readily found in national markets, but can be of fantastic quality. Often these wine labels have been around for many years, but because of their size (and limited marketing budgets) they haven't yet built sell-out-in-a-second status.

below harvesting grapes at the famous Shea Vineyard

These boutique winemakers require the dedicated wine lover to dig a little deeper to find—by searching the Web, reading locally-produced wine publications, and talking to other consumers—but the rewards of discovery and wine quality can be wonderful.

There is a final category of Oregon Pinot noir for adventurous consumers to consider: the brand new names whose wines are fresh to consumers' palates. Some of these labels have only two or three vintages under their belt, others are brand new and offering their initial Pinots to the public. Some of these labels have big financing behind them and are able to hire "name" winemakers as consultants, others are shoestring operations, with passionate winemakers barely able to pay for the cost of their own label art.

While some consumers will shy away from these vernal wineries as unproven risks for their hard-earned dollars, others will dive right in, eagerly sampling these new wares in search of a diamond in the rough.

But then, that is what's so fun and exciting about Oregon Pinot noirs -- their diversity, quality, and opportunity for greatness!

below, labels from some of our favorite Oregon wines

Oregon Pinot noir

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