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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Eola-Amity 2012


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Evesham Wood


$25.95 Regular

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Review:

This step up from Evesham's Willamette Valley bottling is dark fruited and boisterous, bursting with bowlfuls of blackberries with red fruit accents. Creamy textured at first, giving way to a flavorful chewiness towards the finish. Super fun to drink now but even better when it's been open for a day. - Marcus

2010 Vintage:

Erin describes the wine: "There are luscious layers to this wine. Red cherry fruit, toasted marshmallow, and herbs fill the nose. It is a very fruit driven wine with dominant cherry, raspberry and blackberry forming a nice complexity - layers of flavors on top of each other. You can sense the separate components clearly. In the finish, hints of asian spices - cinnamon, clove, and warm spices join the cherry. The tannins are chewy feeling but not drying." "Age from 3-7 years and decant before drinking if drinking now."

2009 Vintage

The 2009 Eola-Amity Cuvee is a step up from previous vintages, adding a big chunk of Temperance Hill Vineyard and even some Le Puits Sec Vineyard. A super fragrant nose of bright red fruit, fresh tobacco, and peppercorns leads into a red licorice-laced cherry and currant. The "largest" of the new releases, with 400 cases total.

2008 Vintage

Tasting Notes
Evesham Wood La Grive Bleue Pinot noir 08 - Lush, juicy, perfumed and expressive. Silky red fruits, delicate herbs and mint, and warm spice. Always a limited wine, the 2008 was a low-yielding year so this is very limited. From the twelve year-old, northeast block of Evesham Wood's organically certified, dry farmed estate vineyard. - Marcus

2007 Vintage

Tasting Notes
Made from Evesham Wood's organically-farmed estate vineyard, the 07 La Grive Bleue is filled with forest scents, brambly raspberries, dried herbs, and cinnamon. Elegantly styled, it's a perfect Pinot noir to have with food. For fans of subtle, graceful wines, this is an outstanding value. - Marcus

Winemaker's notes: "Once referred to as our young-vine estate pinot bottling, now with 14 years of vine age, we’ve decided to continue producing this wine separately from our Le Puits Sec pinot. This is due to the distinctive alluvial soil in this section of the vineyard and to the different clones of the variety (Dijon #777 and #114) that are unique to the parcel.

In 2007, this was probably the ripest estate fruit we harvested. The resulting wine’s aroma and flavor shows a brighter cherry and strawberry component that is more typical of the cooler 2007 vintage. Although this doesn’t have the concentration of its 2006 counterpart, the texture on the palate is surprisingly broad and round for the vintage - an elegant and silky rendition of our estate pinot noir that one need not wait to enjoy. It was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels (15% new), and bottled without fining or filtration. Certified organically grown grapes. 300 cases produced."

2004 Vintage

Tasting Notes
Oregonian's Matt Kramer says: "Oregon pinot noir insiders have long known that Evesham Wood offers some of the state's best Pinot noirs at prices well below what other producers of similar (or even lesser) quality ask. This brand-new release is yet another example of why Evesham Wood is surely one of Oregon's greatest pinot noir producers."

"The 2004 vintage was a tricky year, plagued by spring rains that hindered pollination (no pollinated grape flower, no berry). Yields were reduced, sometimes severely so. Summer was swell, but September, unusually, saw rain. This was not good, as grapes can bulge from excessive water, skins can burst and molds can fester. But then came the sun, along with drying winds, and all was set right. Voila! A terrific vintage. (In winegrowing, as in life, you never know how the day will end.)"

"Owner-winemaker Russ Raney took full advantage in this stellar "Willamette Valley" bottling. Blessed with mid-palate density (a sign of low yields), this wine delivers all the classic berryish goodness of Pinot noir without any of the swoopy oakiness or flashy fruit preferred by some producers. Evesham Wood Pinot noirs are meant to age beautifully -- and they do." "The price is a bargain in top-drawer Oregon Pinot noir. Get it while you can, as Evesham Wood Pinots have a passionate following." - Matt Kramer

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