Oregon 2010 Pinots score again! Wine Spectator’s Insider just published a new string of scores for 2010 Oregon Pinots. Here is the first batch, including high-scoring Pinots at all prices.
Wine Spectator 93 Points
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 2010
$53.95 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case” ($59.95 retail)
Ripe, round and vivid, offering a checkerboard of spicy cherry, mint and dark chocolate flavors that wind their way past refined tannins and linger on the open, harmonious finish. Drink now through 2020. – H.S.
Wine Spectator 92 Points
Jory Bench Reserve Pinot noir 2010
$29.65 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case*
Fresh and vibrant, this is juicy with raspberry and cherry flavors that glide through polished tannins, finishing with resiliency, intensity and impressive persistence. Drink now through 2018. H.S.
Wine Spectator 91 Points
Eola Amity Hills Pinot noir 2010
$22.50 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($25.00 retail)
Fresh and jazzy, with a sour candy edge to the blackberry and currant flavors, showing intensity as this extends into the lovely, refined finish. Needs some time to incorporate the tannins. Best from 2014 through 2018. – H.S.
This darker, burlier 2010 Pinot is loaded with fresh blackberry and raspberry, kissed by nutmeg and dried herbs. A delicious follow-up to Zenith’s hit from 09 that demonstrates the winery’s versatility with vintages. – Marcus
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