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Portland Monthly Top 50 Oregon Wines

 

Portland MonthlyThis week Portland Monthly Magazine published their Top 50 Oregon Wines, the result of four local expert judges blind tasting more than 500 Oregon wines.

We have a mixed case of the top four Pinot noirs including the extremely limited #1 & 2 Pinots, both from White Rose, both scoring 98 points!

Portland Monthly 50 Top Wines CasePortland Monthly
Top Oregon Pinot Sampler Case

$450.00 – ORDER
Save $24.45 from $474.45 retail.

Here’s What’s in the Case:

#1 Rated – 98 Points
4 bottles -
White Rose Dundee Hills 2010
$44.95 retail

#2 Rated – 98 Points
1 bottle -
White Rose Estate 2010
$72.95 retail

#3 Rated – 97 Points
3 bottles -
Elk Cove Willamette Valley 2010
$25.95 retail

#4 Rated – 97 Points
3 bottles -
St. Innocent Zenith Vineyard 2010
$35.95 retail

#10 Rated – 94 Points
1 bottle – Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec 2010
$36.00 retail

#1 – 98 Points
Two Bottle Limit – No Case Discount
White Rose Dundee Hills Pinot noir 2010
$44.95
In the October issue of Portland Monthly, the White Rose Dundee Hills 2010 was the #1 wine.

Succulent intense cherry, cardamom, cinnamon, forest floor, and a hint of Oregon’s country air/summer field herbs and flowers make this Oregon Pinot noir a must-have. Winemaker Jesus Guillen’s wines get better with each vintage – and he started from a high scoring place. Drink now after leaving the bottle open for a few hours or cellar for 4-6 years.

#3 – 97 Points
Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2010
$23.36 in any 12 bottle order  ($25.95 retail)
The #3 wine in Portland Monthly’s Top 50 Oregon Wines.

Essence of Oregon Pinot noir in an affordable, sophisticated style. Rich and dark in style, with red cherry, berries, spice, forest floor after a rain and just cut cedar, it is ready to drink.

#4 – 97 Points
St. Innocent Zenith Vineyard Pinot noir 2010
$32.36 in any 12 bottle order  ($35.95 retail)
The #4 wine in Portland Monthly’s Top 50 Oregon Wines.

The St. Innocent Zenith Vineyard Pinot noir says “hey, check me out!” The most open and forward of the new 2010 St. Innocent Pinots, it has huge, expressive aromas of savory sweet bacon and grilled plums. The wine opens up on the palate with ripe red cherry notes and exotic cardamom and clove on the finish. Layered hints of black currant explode throughout, then savory notes reappear. The Zenith Vineyard, formerly O’Connor, is St. Innocent’s estate vineyard.

#10 – 94 Points
Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot noir 2010
$32.40 in any 12 bottle order  ($36.00 retail)
The #10 wine in Portland Monthly’s Top 50 Oregon Wines.

Like the best 2010s, this smells incredible. Effusive red fruit, red licorice, cinnamon, hints of Douglas fir. The entry is beautiful and silky, with creamy cherry and dark berry gliding from the tip of your tongue to the back of your throat. Le Puits Sec is an elegant wine with penetrating persistence. While it’s irresistible today, cellaring for 2-6 years (or longer, if you like) will make magic.

by Jean Yates

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