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Westrey Wines

Avalon's Winery of the Year

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David Autrey, Westrey Wines

We've always liked the Westrey wines. This past year has seen their quality go up while their prices went down.

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Westrey has four amazing, under $30 Pinot noirs including three from old-vine vineyards, arguably the best 08 Oregon Pinot gris, plus fantastic Chardonnay.

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Their dedication to the Oregon wine community and their commitment to honest wines at modest prices have earned them Avalon's Winery of the Year.

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Throughout her entire career, Amy Wesselman has contributed to the success of Oregon's wine industry. She worked at Eyrie Vineyards from 1992 through 1997, and while there she joined the Board of Directors of the International Pinot noir Celebration (IPNC). Amy became the Executive Director of the IPNC in 1997, and for the next ten years, took the event to new levels of fame and success.

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Amy Wesselman, Westrey Wines

Also in 1997, Amy joined the Salud! Oregon Pinot Noir Auction Steering Committee, and is a member of the board today. She was the Chairperson of the Salud Steering Committee from 2007 through 2009. Today she continues her participation with Salud! and is on the Board of Directors of the Willamette Valley Wineries Association.

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Read Westrey Wines Profile - Avalon's Winery of the Year

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Westrey Wines
Winery of the Year Sampler Case
$244.95 - save $29.45

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Two bottles each of:

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Oracle Vineyard Pinot noir 08

Justice Vineyard Pinot noir 08

Abbey Ridge Vineyard Pinot noir 07

Oracle Vineyard Pinot noir 07

Pinot Gris 08

Willamette Valley Chardonnay 07

Westrey Wines

Westrey Wines
Oracle Vineyard Pinot noir 08
$25.45/$22.91 by the case

(mixed cases OK)

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An Oregon 2008, old-vine, Dundee Hills Pinot for $25?!

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The answer lies with the Oracle: Westrey Wines stunning estate-grown Pinot noir. Super-balanced dark berries and cherries come together with lavender, dried thyme, and a soft spice that accentuates the sweetness on the middle of your tongue. Surprisingly sily and accessible right now, but age-able for several years. Westrey's Oracle 08 is a revelation. - Marcus

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Westrey Wines
Justice Vineyard Pinot noir 08
$28.45/$25.61 by the case

(mixed cases OK)

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A knockout wine from Oregon's superstar 2008 vintage. The other Justice Vineyard designates sell for $50, making this a remarkable value. Flashy black fruit perfume leads into a burst of blackberry and huckleberry, plus mouthwatering acidity ideally balanced by a lingering sweetness of fruit and dried herbs. Like the best 08 Pinots, Justice 08 has fantastic structure and should be decanted if you're drinking now. So fun to have in the cellar! - Marcus

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Westrey Pinot noir Justice Vineyard 08 is the fifth vintage of this single vineyard Pinot noir made from Bethel Heights' Justice Vineyard fruit.

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Westrey Wines
Oracle Vineyard Pinot noir 07
$20.95/$18.86 by the case

(mixed cases OK)

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Gorgeous. Vinous, spicy aromas of dark berries and black cherries pull you into to this seductive Pinot. An expressive array of creamy mixed berries and cherries is decorated with sweet earth, nutmeg, and minerals on the finish that just doesn't quit. Both complex and easy-going, this Pinot was an easy choice for Avalon's Reserve Pinot Noir Club. One of the standouts of the 2007 vintage. - Marcus

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The old vines of Oracle Vineyard produced a beautiful 2007 Pinot. Raspberries and blueberries prevail in the scent and flavors. There's a bit of rich spiciness accenting velvety tannins. A rustic dark note, characteristic of the vineyard, adds depth. Drinking well with food now, expect several years of cellaring to add even more complexity. - Amy Wesselman

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Westrey Wines
Abbey Ridge Pinot noir Vineyard 07
$28.45/$25.61 by the case

(mixed cases OK)

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Westrey's Abbey Ridge Pinot noir 07 is full of rich and savory aromas that guide you to a bright palate of cherry, accented by wild strawberry and blueberry. A thread of fine herbs weaves through the wine, perfectly complementing the crushed raspberry note and delightful savorty/salty combo on the finish. The 07 Abbey Ridge has strong varietal purity, is a star of Oregon's 2007 vintage, and an exceptional value. - Marcus

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Westrey Wines
Pinot Gris 08
$15.95/$14.35 by the case

(mixed cases OK)

Westrey's Pinot gris is full of pear, white peach, and melon flavors, with a refreshing lift in the finish.

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Matt Kramer, in the Oregonian, says: "A really good pinot gris is dry, has a succulent, dense texture and delivers scents and tastes of honeydew, white peach and citrus notes. This 2008 bottling hits all the right notes. A blend of three Willamette Valley vineyards - Sheppard (63 percent); Oracle (22 percent) and Abbey Ridge (15 percent) - this is Oregon grown pinot gris as it ought to be. Serve with all sorts of fish dishes (including salmon), as well as rich, spicy preparations such as Indian and Thai curries.
It's a standout deal at $15.95 a bottle.
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Westrey Wines
Willamette Valley Chardonnay 07
$17.95/$16.16 by the case

(mixed cases OK)

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Bosch pear and peach scents are accented by a hint of spice. Flavors open with Meyer lemon, then more peach and stone fruit, and a delightful Chablis-style minerality in the finish, softened by just the tiniest hint of buttery, still-warm croissant. Great value for such a special Chardonnay. - Jean

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The Westrey Chardonnays are made by considering the scents, flavors, and textures of each barrel of Chardonnay in their vintage. The two wines are then blended from those barrels, with each wine's style based on the characteristics that Amy and David want for the wine.

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