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Oregon Wine on Wine Spec Top 100

 

Shea Estate inot noir 2009The 2012 Wine Spectator Top 100 Wines were announced today and Oregon did well, with four winners:

#7 Shea Estate Vineyard Pinot noir 2009 $35.95
Wine Spectator 94 Points – Supple, rich and complex, layering its dark berry, black cherry, pink grapefruit and exotic spice flavors on a velvety frame, the finish lingering effortlessly. Drink now through 2019. – H.S.

The current vintage is the 2010, available to purchase.

#14 Maysara McMinnville Estate Cuvee 2009 $32.95
Wine Spectator 94 Points – Supple, sumptuous and distinctive for its range of cherry, boysenberry, floral and dark chocolate flavors, dancing suavely through the long, expressive finish. The tannins are submerged, and this has miles to go. Drink now through 2019.” – H.S.

The Maysara Estate Cuvee is sold out – we strongly recommend the Maysara Estate Asha 2008, Wine Advocate 93 points and currently one of our best selling Pinots.

#18 Argyle Extended Tirage 2002 $62.95
Wine Spectator 96 Points: The definition of finesse, with a succulent, complex mouthful of lemon peel, oatmeal flavors that soar through the elegant finish. The fine bead creates an almost creamy feel. Offers freshness and a sense of majesty. Drink now. 1,013 cases made. – H.S.

Sold out about an hour after we offered it.  We suggest you try the hand-crafted J. Albin Blanc de Noir Sparkling Wine 2007 $28.75, made by the former winemaker and vineyard manager at King Estate and one of our favorite under $30 bubblies.

#79 Evening Land Pinot noir Eola-Amity Seven Springs Vineyard 2010 $41.35
Wine Spectator 93 Points – Light and silky, this is beguiling for the way it deftly plays its polished red berry and black cherry fruit against glints of mineral and white pepper. The finish brings it all together seamlessly. Drink now through 2018. – H.S.

We offered this wine last week and have some to sell as of 11/19/2012.

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