“In a word, lovely.” Burghound reviews our 2015 Pinot noir

For in-depth understanding and reviews of Pinot noir, you can’t get much better than Allen Meadows and his quarterly journal, Burghound.  He tastes the best Pinot noir from around the world, and he doesn’t give out high scores too freely.  That’s why we were pleased and honored to receive these reviews.

92 points  2015 Dundee Hills Pinot noir

“Ripe, complex and layered aromas display notes of both red and dark currant, briar and a hint of anise.  The succulent, round and velvet-textured medium weight flavors posses solid mid-palate density as well as a sleek mouth feel that carries over to the sappy and dusty finale.  I like the complexity and this is really quite good plus it has the balance to age.” 92/2021+   $39 per bottle, Cellar Door Members $33.15/bottle. 

 

90 points 2015 Reserve Pinot noir

“A slightly spicier nose of ripe red cherry and raspberry aromas is suffused with pretty floral wisps.  There is good volume and mid-palate density to the delicious and caressing medium-bodied flavors that also culminate in a dusty and sappy finish that isn’t quite as complex, at least not today.  Still, this too is really very good although I prefer both of it’s stablemates. 90/2021+  $65/bottle, Cellar Door Members $55.25/bottle

91 points 2014 Cuvée du Vigneron

“An elegant, pure and airy nose is composed by red pinot fruit, floral and discreet spice wisps.  There is a lovely mouth feel to the relatively sleek and well detailed flavors that posses very good depth on the balanced and lingering finish.  This exceptionally pretty effort is already drinking well though is should continue to hold well.  In a word, lovely.” 91/2019+  (spoiler alert, we are sold out of this wine.)

 

A subscription is required to access all of the reviews at Burghound.com but if you love Pinot noir, it is well worth it.

A Love Letter to Pinot Blanc

“Pinot Blanc is maybe the best wine you’ve never tasted. Especially the beauties from Oregon, which come on all bright and fruity and then stop just at the brink of going sweet. The varietal’s acidic edge wakes up your tongue, causes eyes to widen and a thought bubble to form: “Hello, gorgeous! Where have you been all my life?”

We are thrilled Pinot Blanc is finally starting to catch on here in the Willamette Valley. We have been speaking about how great Pinot Blanc is for years, and are very happy others are catching on. Pinot Blanc still has a long way to go, as there are only 219 acres planted in the Willamette Valley with Pinot Gris having over 3,000 acres planted. We love Pinot Blanc for it’s fullness and complexity.

Our 2016 Pinot Blanc was featured in Sip Northwest Magazine A Love Letter to Pinot Blanc. This wine was also invited to the prestigious, invite only Six Nations Wine Challenge in Austrailia this year.

“Winter’s Hill 2016 Reserve, Dundee Hills | $29
The label says Oregon, but this drinks like it just got off the boat from Burgundy. It is fermented and aged in French oak, but that process doesn’t knock out the fab fruit. Bet it’s going to be even better with a few years of aging, but it’s also pretty tough to resist drinking it right now.”

The 2016 Pinot Blanc Reserve will be available in the upcoming Fall Cellar Door Wine Club Allotment. Only 149 cases produced.

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