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With 26 years of experience searching out, reviewing, and recommending the best Oregon Pinot noir, we grew up with Oregon's wine farmers and know them well.

Here you'll find the finest selection 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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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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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

$57.95 Regular

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

$64.95 Regular

Haden Fig Bjornson Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Beautifully round, bold and dark, all within the context of graceful Pinot noir. Blackberry, black cherry, violet, vibrant...


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$26.95

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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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Westrey Justice Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Last call A true eye-opener of the year for me. I gave in and stopped trying to describe the aromas - I j...


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$32.36

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Arterberry Maresh Pinot noir Maresh Vineyard 2012

Imagine a mythical melding of the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Maresh Vineyard and you begin to understand the multifaceted amazin...


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$52.16

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Purple Hands Stoller Pinot noir 2012

Wine Spectator 93 Points: Vibrant, focused and chewy with tannins, this bursts with blackberry, currant, floral and clove ...


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$31.46

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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Eola-Amity 2012

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


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$23.36

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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, wal...


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$43.16

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Haden Fig Cancilla Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Strawberries and rosemary mingle on the nose, leading to a fleshy and spicy dark raspberry and cherry fruit profile. With...


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$26.95

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Idealist Diplomat Pinot noir 2012

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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J. K. Carriere Provocateur Pinot 2012

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


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$22.45

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Artisanal Reserve Pinot noir 2010

Wine Spectator 93 Points Lithe and sleek, this deftly balanced but highly expressive wine offers a plush ...


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$34.16

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Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Tanzer 93 Points Bright ruby-red. Heady, exotically perfumed aromas of cherry-cola, raspberry liqueur, s...


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$34.16

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Purple Hands Holstein Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Wine Spectator 93 Points: Taut in structure, this is focused and expansive in flavor, brimming with currant and blackberry...


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$31.46

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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

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Lemelson Pinot noir Six Vineyards 2012

Only Available in Oregon
Wow and wow. Clobbers higher priced Pinots.
Made from a blend of the winery's six ...


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$18.85

Walter Scott Wines Clos Des Oiseaux Pinot noir 2012

The most forward and fruity of the new 2012 Walter Scott Pinots is rich and deep, with an almost cassis-like intensity ble...


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$35.96

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Bergstrom Pinot noir Silice 2012

Silice is the new name for the much loved de Lancellotti Vineyard. It opens with explosive aromas of sweet raspberries and...


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$58.45

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Purple Hands Barron Wahl Vineyard 2012

Wine Spectator 93 Points: Bright and expressive, weaving toasty, spicy accents into brilliant raspberry and mulberry flavo...


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$31.46

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Stephen Goff Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

From the coldest growing season on record with the latest pick dates on average, we harvested our 2011 Shea Vineyard fruit...


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$43.16

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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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Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot noir 2011

2011 vintage notes:

Portland Monthly Magazine's #1 Oregon Pinot, and one of our favorites of the vintage.

2...


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$48.55

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Eyrie Pinot noir South Block Reserve 07

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 93 points

The 2007 Pinot...


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$161.95

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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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$21.55

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Evening Land Blue Label Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

One of our colleagues described this as a stunning value. He was spot on. Brimming with black cherry and black currant it...


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$19.75

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Brick House Evelyn's Pinot noir 2011

You have to be in the right place at the right time to nab Evelyn's - it has become one of Oregon's most allocated Pinot...


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$58.45

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Black Cap Pinot noir 2010

2010 marks the eighth vintage of Black Cap Pinot noir (2007 was not labeled as Black Cap but instead as La Luz, a special ...


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$40.46

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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

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Broadley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir 2012

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


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$24.25

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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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Brick House Les Dijonnais Pinot noir 2011

Doug's flagship Pinot noir, named for his beloved Dijon Clone vines from which the wine is made. Our favorite of Doug's ...


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$49.45

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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec 2011

Le Puits Sec, Evesham Wood's organically-certified estate vineyard, is an unsung hero in world-class Pinot noir. The 2011...


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$32.36

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Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot noir 2010

2010 vintage new for September 2013.

2009 Vintage

Boy do I spend a lot of time writing about wine...


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$39.55

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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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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Coury Clone 2012

Tanzer 94 points: (made with 50% whole clusters): Vivid ruby. A heady, exotically perfumed bouquet evokes candied ...


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$62.95

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Beaux Freres Pinot noir Beaux Freres Vineyard 2012

A powerhouse of Pinot noir, layered, broad and deep, filled with spice-accented ripe dark berries on a richly textured bod...


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$80.99

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Brigadoon Wine Co. Lylee Pinot noir 2012

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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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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$43.16

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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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Beaux Freres Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

Whoa nelly. THE most attractive Beaux Freres Willamette Valley I've tasted. Pure silkiness and layers of ripe fruit are s...


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$53.99

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Brick House Pinot noir Cuvee du Tonnelier 2012

2011 Vintage: 93 points Wine Spectator: Sleek, vivid and open-textured, this is a wine of tremendous presence, offering cu...


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$40.46

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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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$25.16

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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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$44.95

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Crowley Laurel Hood Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

There are only two drummers/Rush fans in the Oregon wine industry, that I know of: Tyson Crowley and me. Am I therefore pr...


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$26.95

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Et Fille Pinot noir Palmer Creek 2011

Aromas of raspberry and cherries, flavor include bright red fruits and graham crackers.

2009 Vintage Tasting N...


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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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Bergstrom Pinot noir Shea Vineyard 2012

Bergstrom. Shea. 2012 - the confluence of three agreeables. Fleshy and structured, brimming with cherry, plum and dark ber...


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$46.76

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Crowley Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

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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Shea Wine Cellars Estate Pinot Noir 2011

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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$35.96

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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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Et Fille Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2010

I've been bugging the father-daughter team behind Et Fille for months about when they'd release their 2010 Willamette Va...


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$21.55

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Arterberry Maresh Weber Vyd Pinot noir 2010

Tanzer 93 Points Light, bright red. High-pitched, mineral- and floral-accented red fruits on the nose, w...


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$52.16

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Raptor Ridge Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

Raptor Ridge's consistently excellent value Pinot noir shows sweet red fruits and a cassis bottom note, with nutmeg and c...


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$22.45

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Shea Wine Cellars West Hill Pinot noir 2011

Famous Shea quality and character. Polished and beautifully integrated, supple and balanced. A blend of Dijon clone 777, P...


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$53.95

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Angela Pinot noir 2011

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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Cristom Pinot Noir Mt Jefferson 2011

The Mt. Jefferson Cuvee is a blend of grapes from each of the estate vineyards. It has sweet aromas of cinnamon and spice...


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$29.21

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Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2010

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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$21.55

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Et Fille Heredity Pinot noir 2011

Oregon winery Et Fille's second vintage of this wine, appropriately reflecting the hereditary multi-generational nature ...


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$31.46

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Brittan Vineyards Pinot noir Gestalt Block 2011

95 points Wine Advocate: While the elderberry, blackberry and cassis evinced by Brittan’s 2011 Pinot Noir ...


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$49.45

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Westrey Oracle Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

2010 vintage notes: A new dimension of complexity and awesomeness for Oracle. Surprisingly open and forward, this is pure ...


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$26.95

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Ken Wright Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

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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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Savoya Vineyard 2012

Black cherry, cranberry, and pomegranate with earthy cola and saddle leather notes.

Wine Spectator 93 Points:...


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$52.16

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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Mount Richmond 2012

Yeehaw this is serious Pinot. Dark, concentrated and masculine.

2010 Vintage Wine Spectator - 92 points


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Belle Pente Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2011

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


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$21.55

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Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Dundee Hills 2010

To me the Dundee Hills AVA is all about prettiness and elegance. The wines from this growing region always have a wonderf...


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$26.95

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720 Cellars Croft Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

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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$17.95

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A.F. Nichols Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

A beguiling nose of red fruits, light herbs, orange essence, and earth. Great acidity balances out a lush mid-palate of b...


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$21.55

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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" 2011

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


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$30.56

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Soter Vineyards Pinot Noir North Valley 2012

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 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

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Ransom Jigsaw Pinot noir 2012

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


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$16.16

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Ayres Vineyard Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2012

Another stunner from Ayres, this 2012 is the darkest of the group, rich with blueberry and huckleberry flavors and a delic...


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$20.66

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Raptor Ridge Pinot noir Reserve 2011

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


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$32.36

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Eyrie Estate Pinot noir 2011

Tanzer International Wine Cellar 92 Points - Bright red. Fresh red berries and cherry on the perfumed nos...


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$29.66

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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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$49.45

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Ken Wright Pinot noir Guadalupe Vineyard 2012

Previous vintage, 2010 tasting notes:

Wine Spectator 92 Points: Sleek and appealing, offering white p...


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$52.16

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Alloro Estate Pinot noir Chehalem Mountains 2011

2010 Wine Spectator - 92 points - Sleek and refined, with a nice point to the black cherry and mineral f...


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$34.16

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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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Andrew Rich Pinot noir "Prelude" 2012

Previous Vintage:

Wine Spectator 91 Points: Fresh and vibrant, with juicy and pure red berry and blueberry flavors set...


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$22.45

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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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Matello Durant Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

The wine is incredibly attractive - it invades your senses with sappy red fruit, powerful and ripe, with stunning, ineffab...


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$35.05

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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 2010

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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$27.86

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Helioterra Vintner's Select Pinot noir 2012

2011 vintage notes:

Best Pinot noir Over $25 in the Pacific Northwest- SIP Magazine, 5-2013.

The...


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$33.26

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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 2012

Helioterra's 2012 WV Pinot is an elegant, dark berry-filled wine with shadings of dried herbs and cola spice. An Insider...


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$22.45

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Ayoub Winderlea Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

Andy's favorite of the 2012 Ayoub Pinots. The aromas are very forward, with loganberries and smoky white pepper notes giv...


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$43.16

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Ayres Vineyard Lewis Rogers Lane Pinot noir 2012

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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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

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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

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Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee Pinot noir 2012

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

Perfect Tuesday night Pinot? Check. Under $...


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$14.98

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Ayoub Estate Pinot noir 2012

Marcus's favorite of the 2012 Ayoub Pinots. I don't want to tell you how good this is. Why? Because I don't have enough...


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$53.95

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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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$44.95

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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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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

Patton Valley Estate Pinot noir 2011

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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$26.95

$29.95 Regular

Beckham Vineyards Pinot noir 2012

Super attractive and crowd-pleasing, the pretty cherry core has an almost candied quality to it while staying precise and ...


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$26.95

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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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Brittan Vineyards Pinot noir Basalt Block 2011

Wine Advocate 94 points 2011 Pinot Noir Basalt Block delivers an impressively sappy and dense, vibrant an...



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$43.16

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Bergstrom Pinot noir Cumberland Reserve 2012

New release from the exceptional 2012 vintage.

From the winery: The 2011 Cumberland Reserve Pinot noir, which includes...


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$37.76

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Eyrie Reserve Pinot noir Original Vines 2010

Tanzer 93 Points A complex, highly perfumed bouquet displays scents of candied red fruits, rose, incense ...


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$53.95

$59.95 Regular

Brooks Winery Pinot noir "Rastaban" 09

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


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$43.16

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Brooks Winery Pinot Noir "Runaway Red" 2011

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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$15.79

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Luminous Hills Lux Pinot noir 2012

2010 Tanzer - 92 points - Vivid red. Intense, heady aromas of red and dark berries, cola, incense and f...


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$31.46

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Westrey Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

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


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$21.55

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Colene Clemens Victoria Pinot noir 2010

2010 Vintage Wine Advocate - 94 points - Prominent in the blend for Colene Clemens’ 2010 Pinot Noir Vic...


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$52.16

$57.95 Regular

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

$32.95 Regular

Luminous Hills Pinot noir Yamhill Carlton 2012

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes

2010 Tanzer - 91 points - Bright red. Complex bouq...


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$28.75

$31.95 Regular

Hamacher Pinot noir 2010

The 08 vintage has an expressive nose lifts this right out of the glass: spiced cherry, red plum, cinnamon, lavender and ...


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$44.95

$49.95 Regular

Cristom Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard 2011

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


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$44.95

$49.95 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

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Evesham Wood Pinot noir La Grive Bleue 2012

2012 vintage is already sold out to Evesham Wood devotees - sorry!

Erin says: "As always the La Grive Bleue bottlin...


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$25.16

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Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2011

New release of the sleek 2011 vintage.

SF Chronicle Recomended 2010 Pinot: Lynn Penner-Ash's appella...


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$35.96

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Cristom Pinot Noir Jessie Vineyard 2011

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


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$44.95

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Cristom Pinot Noir Louise Vineyard 2011

2010 Vintage Wine Spectator - 91 points - Firm with tannins around a dark-flavored core of blueberry ...


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$44.95

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Bethel Heights Pinot noir Justice Vineyard 2010

Aromas of blackberries, currants, green peppercorns, with hints of ceder and black olives. The palate has a firm, concentr...


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$44.95

$49.95 Regular

Cristom Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard 2011

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


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$58.45

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Domaine Drouhin Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2012

Aromas of rose petals, violets and spice. Flavors include cherry and the texture is well balanced. Lots of refined, silky ...


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$37.76

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Horsetail Pinot noir 2011

The 2011 vintage of Jared and Mikey Etzel's Horsetail Pinot noir is made from the prestigious Ana, Guadalupe, and Stony M...


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$25.16

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Merriman Merriman Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

Planted in 1999, the Merriman Vineyard is located above the town of Carlton in Oregon's Willamette Valley....


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$37.76

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Coeur de Terre Pinot noir McMinnville 2011

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

$20.95 Regular

Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot noir 2010

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


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$40.46

$44.95 Regular

Bergstrom Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard 2012

Tanzer 94 PointsVivid ruby. Intensely perfumed dark berry, Indian spice and potpourri scents are lifted b...


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$76.45

$84.95 Regular

Ayoub Brittan Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

My favorite of the 2012 Ayoub Pinots. There's an energy and intensity to Mo's Brittan Vineyard Pinots that lights me up....


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Brooks Winery Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

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


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Johan Vineyards Three Barrel Pinot noir 09

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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.

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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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Arterberry Maresh Winderlea Vyd Pinot noir 2011

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Johan Vineyards Estate Pinot noir 2012

Review...


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Et Fille Pinot noir Kalita Vineyard 2011

2011 vintage was just released, notes to follow shortly.

Previous vintage notes:

Wine Spectator 92 Points: <...


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J. K. Carriere Pinot noir Vespidae 2011

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


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Sineann Pinot Noir "Oregon" 2011

If you're a serious Pinot Head, then you already know about Sineann, the small dedicated producer in Yamhill County, Ore....


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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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Ken Wright Pinot noir Eola-Amity Hills Carter Vineyard 2010

Available soon. Please check back.

2009 Vintage Tasting Notes

2009 Wine Advocate - ...


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Ken Wright Pinot noir Freedom Hill 2012

Freedom Hill is an exceptional vineyard, tucked into the foothills of the Coast Range. The 2012 is structured for the long...


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Ken Wright Pinot noir McMinnville Meredith Mitchell Vineyard 2010

Wine Spectator 92 Points: Offers a bright red color and vivid flavors, with a peppermint note adding inte...


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Ken Wright Pinot noir Yamhill-Carlton Abbott Claim 2010

Wine Spectator 93 Points: A hint of green olive adds piquancy to the light, vivid raspberry and guava fr...


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Burton Bittman Tukwilla Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Burton Bittman 2010 captures the aromatic exquisiteness of the vintage. Thinking of a comment I've said a hundred times o...


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Ken Wright Pinot noir Yamhill-Carlton McCrone Vyd 2010

Wine Spectator 92 Points: Fresh, vibrant and deftly balanced, offering transparent cherry, raspberry and ...


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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot noir Estate Vineyard Etzel Block 2011

Tanzer 93 Points A heady, complex bouquet evokes fresh dark berries, sandalwood, cola and Asian spices. ...


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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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Soter Planet Oregon Pinot noir 2012

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


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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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Ayres Vineyard Pinot noir Perspective 2012

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


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Brooks Winery Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

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


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Boedecker Cellars Pinot noir Athena 2010

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


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Adelsheim Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

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

2009 Vintage Tasting Not...


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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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Bethel Heights Pinot noir Casteel Reserve 2011

Previous vintage notes:

2010 Wine Spectator - 94 points - Smooth, round and expressive, light-footed ...


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For A Song Pinot Noir 2011

Aromas of ripe raspberry and strawberry with a hint of fresh basil. Flavors include a hint of green tea and forest floor. ...


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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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Matello Whistling Ridge Pinot noir 2011

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


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Patricia Green Cellars Dollar Bills Only Pinot noir 2013

One of the Willamette Valley's steals that is sold only in Oregon. It's dark and juicy, filled with mixed berry flavors....


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Tyee Pinot Noir Estate 2010

With a perfume that evokes wild roses, violets and vanilla, this structured and seductive wine bursts with flavors of...


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Patton Valley Pinot noir "Lorna Marie " 2010

2010 Tanzer - 93 points - Bright red berry and potpourri aromas show impressive clarity and intensity, ...


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Penner-Ash Cellars Dussin Vineyard Pinot noir 2012

2010 vintage notes:

2010 Tanzer - 92 points - Vivid ruby-red. An exotically perfumed bouquet evokes ...


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Ponzi Pinot noir Tavola 2011

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


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Powell Hill Winery Lois & Loie Pinot noir 2009

Burghound 92 Points: ...a bottling to honor Maresh’s late grandmother with much of the proceeds donated to the Loie Maresh...


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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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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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Seven of Hearts Pinot noir Lia's Vineyard 2011

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes

2010 Tanzer - 92 points - Bright red. Intense, spi...


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Seven of Hearts Rose of Pinot noir 2012

Our 2012 Rosé of Pinot Noir incorporates fruit several of the diverse Pinot Noir vineyards we worked with in 2012. F...


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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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Spindrift Cellars Croft Vineyard Pinot noir 2011

This is a great value. I was really impressed by the density of this small-batch Pinot. Black cherry and spice-filled, it ...


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Evesham Wood Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

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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A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir 2012

A to Z Pinot noir 2012 has aromatics of red fruits such as bing cherries, cranberries, strawberries, raspberries and red c...


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Maysara Pinot noir Momtazi Vineyard Jamsheed 09

2009 Wine Spectator - 91 points - Offers density, richness and depth without much weight, weaving earthy...


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Spindrift Cellars Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

Red fruit aromas with hints of chocolate and coffee lead to an elegant blend of fresh cherry & berries. Dark fruits fill t...


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St. Innocent Pinot noir Justice Vineyard 2011

The spice components and dark berries dominate in nose of the 2011 Pinot noir, Justice Vineyard. There is a broad richne...


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St. Innocent Pinot noir Shea Vineyard 2011

The 2011 Shea has intense, dark aromas of red and black fruits, dark flowers, anise and layered spices. Dense mixed berr...


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Tyee Pinot noir Estate Barrel Select 09

The 09 barrel select evokes flowers, fruit, earth and spice. Silky in texture, this blend 75% own-rooted Old Vine Pommard ...


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Grochau Cellars Pinot noir Zenith Vineyard 2010

Elegant, with rich red cherry flavors and classic Pommard clone round, sweet spice. Made from two south facing blocks of ...


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St. Innocent Pinot noir Temperance Hill 2011

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


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Libra Wines Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

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


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St. Innocent Pinot noir Vitae Springs 2011

This elegant Pinot noir is especially good with medium bodied and nuanced dishes - pork tenderloin, salmon, risottos, an...


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Dominio IV "Family Tree of the Bee" Pinot noir 09

Another Pinot from Dominio IV. The Family Tree of the Bee is dark red, with aromas of dark berry and cherry. The finish is...


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Lange Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2011

2010 Vintage Tasting Notes

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


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Le Cadeau Pinot noir Equinoxe 2010

Nicely concentrated palate of ripe, sweet, juicy fruit - blackberry, dark raspberry, currant, blueberry, and red cher...


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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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St. Innocent Pinot noir Zenith Vineyard 2011

Our Estate wine, the 2011 Zenith Vineyard Pinot noir, has a rich nose of dark cherries, red raspberries with ground spic...


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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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ROCO Private Stash Pinot noir 2011

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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ROCO Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2011

2010 Wine Advocate - 90 points - The basic Roco Willamette Valley 2010 Pinot Noir brims with ripe cherr...


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Winderlea Pinot Noir Ana Vineyard 2010

2010 Wine Advocate - 90 points - From a site with varied exposures once part of neighboring Weber Viney...


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Winderlea Pinot noir Dundee Hills 2010

2010 Wine Advocate - 90 points - The Winderlea Dundee Hills-appellated 2010 Pinot Noir is sourced from ...


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Winderlea Pinot Noir Meredith Mitchell Vineyard 2010

2010 Wine Advocate - Winderlea’s 2010 Pinot Noir Meredith-Mitchell shares its sense of tartness and inv...


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Witness Tree Hanson Pinot noir 09

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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Winderlea Pinot Noir Crawford Beck 2010

2010 Wine Advocate - New to the Winderlea line-up and from the Eola-Amity Hills vineyard owned and in...


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Winderlea Pinot Noir Murto Vineyard 2010

2010 Wine Advocate - From an impressive site on the northwestern extension of Worden Hill Road, Winderle...


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Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot noir 09

This is the eighth vintage of Belle Pente's flagship wine. It is intensely aromatic, a virtual herb garden of lavender, r...


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Bergstrom Willamette Valley "Old Stones" Pinot noir 2011

The 2011 is a classic "bigger" Oregon Pinot noir. Each year, Josh Bergstrom makes a ready-to-drink Pinot called Old Stones...


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Penner-Ash Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Aromas include exotic Asian spice, black currants, plum and earth. Flavors include dark fruits with hints of tobacco and d...


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Bethel Heights Pinot noir Flat Block Reserve 2011

2010 Wine Advocate - 91 points - ...from Pommard Selection vines planted in 1979 – evinces sour che...


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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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Walter Scott Wines Dumb Ox Pinot noir 2012

After re-tasting the line up Friday, a tie for our favorite Walter Scott Pinot (even with Temperance Hill). Dumb Ox shows ...


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A. F. Nichols Principio Pinot noir 2010

This smooth, satiny Pinot noir is very limited....


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Brigadoon Wine Co. Eola-Amity Pinot noir 2011

There are some real characters in the Oregon wine industry (some of my co-workers included.) A favorite character of mine ...


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Bergstrom Wines Gregory Ranch Pinot noir 2012

The most opulent of the new 2012 Bergstrom releases, Gregory Ranch is also the most complete wine. At once lush and bright...


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Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Claudia's Choice 2011

Big leathery and spicy notes on the nose, wrapped around a blackberry/black cherry center. In the mouth the wine is f...


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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Reserve 2012

This is seriously good juice for the buck, loaded with fruit and rich in texture. Kudos to Patty and Jim for keeping the p...


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Chehalem Pinot noir Stoller Vineyard 2010

2010 Wine Spectator - 91 points - Ripe and focused, dense with licorice-accented black cherry and dark p...


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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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Illahe Reserve Pinot noir 2011

"I love Illahe," a serious wine geek (Andy) said to me recently. Me too.

2010 Vintage

The 2010...


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J. Albin Winery Pinot noir Laurel Vineyard 09

New release of John's Pinot noir.

previous vintage notes: On the redder side of the 2008's, John Albin's Laurel Vin...


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J. Christopher Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2011

2010 Wine Advocate - J. Christopher’s 2010 Pinot Noir incorporates fruit from nearly all of the sites th...


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J. Scott Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2010

The 2010 vintage has pretty aromas of baking spice and brambles that lead into a wine with soft velvety tannins on the pa...


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Lundeen Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2011

Aromas of maple, caramel, strawberry jam and toast. Smooth palate, moderate weight, and long finish. 2010 was a cooler vin...


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Ponzi Pinot noir Willamette Valley 2011

Aromas of cinnamon bark, cardamom, cranberry and tobacco notes lead to a mouth of bright cherry, silky mid-palate and good...


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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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Arterberry Maresh Vineyard Loie's Pinot noir 2010

Tanzer 94 Points Light, bright, slightly hazy red. Vibrant, high-pitched aromas of red berry preserves, ...


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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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Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth's Reserve 2010

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


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Walnut Hill Pinot noir 2011

Exceptional value, drinking beautifully! I was blown away at how good this is and when I poured it for Andy and told him t...


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Boedecker Cellars Pinot noir Shea Vineyard 2010

Bing cherry brightened with red raspberry intertwined with wild mushrooms, finishing with hints of allspice and rainforest...


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Whistling Dog Heritage Blocks Pinot noir 2010

An outstanding value. This is packed with rich cherry, blue and black berry flavors, accented by cinnamon and thyme. It is...


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Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot noir 2010

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

2009 Vintage Tasting Not...


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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve 2010

Temporarily sold out - call to back order.

Wine Spectator 95 Points Vibrant, focused and deliciously c...


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Eyrie Pinot noir Daphne Reserve 09

"Flat-out Great." - PinotFile.

Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. A very generous wine with v...


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Dusky Goose Pinot noir Dundee Hills 2009

Rich, robust, and gorgeous right now. The aromas are powerful and ripe, billowing with dark cherries, kirsch, and cocoa po...


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Libra Wines Pinot noir Momtazi Vineyard 09

A big nose full of fresh-picked berries, fresh herbs, and spice encourages a taste - and sweet red raspberries, pie che...


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Whistling Ridge La Terra Pinot noir 2010

Apropos of the club name, this is a true "insider" Pinot noir not readily available outside of Oregon. Whistling Ridge Vi...


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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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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Estate 2011

Dense, dark purple color and a seductive scent of roses and spice. The darkness continues: intense blackberry, black cherr...


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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Balcombe Vyd Block 1B 2011

Their most sought after wine, it is an intense, exotic, muscular Pinot noir. Heady aromas of rose petal incense and smoke ...


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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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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Olenik Anklebreaker 2011

Our new Olenik bottling from Pommard in an incredibly rocky section of the site. A stunning first go-round....


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Raptor Ridge Pinot Noir Meredith Mitchell 2010

Wine Spectator 92 Point

Sleek, vivid and expressive, with juicy cherry, raspberry, mint and cream...


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Domaine Drouhin Pinot noir Laurene 2010

94 points Tanzer: "Bright ruby-red. Sexy, highly perfumed bouquet evokes candied red fruits, cherry compote, potpourri an...


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Penner-Ash Bella Vida Pinot noir 2010

2010 Vintage Wine Spectator - 93 points - Sleek and silky, brimming with ripe currant and blackberry fla...


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Colene Clemens Reserve Pinot noir 2010

Portland Monthly Magazine's #2 Oregon Pinot. And 92 points from Wine Advocate: "Colene Clemens 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve of...


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Willakenzie Pinot Noir Aliette 2010

The 2010 Pinot Noir Aliette is ruby/garnet in color with an exceptional bouquet of dried violets, lavender, strawberry and...


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Hatcher Pinot noir 09

William Hatcher Pinot noir is made in very small amounts by Bill Hatcher, former manager of Domaine Drouhin, and part owne...


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Seven of Hearts Pinot noir Special Reserve Willamette Valley 2010

2010 Tanzer - 92 points - Deep red. Sexy, floral aromas of raspberry, cherry and spice cake, with a subt...


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Seven of Hearts Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2010

This bright, medium red colored wine reveals aromas of berries and spice. Flavors include cherries, raspberries and clove....


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Toluca Lane Pinot noir 09

Fantastic value in a "bigger" style Oregon Pinot. Silky blackberry, black currant, bright red cherry and a sweet violet...


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Winderlea Pinot Noir Winderlea Vineyard Legacy 2010

2010 Wine Advocate - 93 points - Winderlea’s 2010 Pinot Noir Legacy comes from the oldest vines on thei...


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Owen Roe Pinot noir Durant Vineyard 2010

Bright aromas of raspberry and rose petal are embraced with the classic flavors found in the Dundee Hills AVA.

This wi...


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Witness Tree Chainsaw Pinot noir 2012

A load of Pinot for the money. This "everyday" bottling from Witness Tree's estate vineyard is quite the little big-man. ...


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Hazel Hill Pinot Noir 2013

Brad McLeroy’s first 2013 release is also the premier bottling of his new Hazel Hill label. The definition of a Tuesday n...


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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 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

No one really knows exactly how many wineries there are in Oregon(!) Depending upon whose statistic you use, you can easily come up with a number somewhere between 400 and 500. And, frankly, the level of wine quality varies tremendously.

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!

By Jean Yates

below, labels from some of our favorite Oregon wines

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