Great reviews from Great Northwest Wine for three of our current releases:
2010 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills “Quite a neighborhood has sprung up around the Gladhart farm in Dayton, Ore., which the family started in 1961. Their 35-acre estate vineyard, certified as sustainable in 1999, is bordered by Domaine Serene, Stoller and Vista Hills, and this release from a nerve-wracking vintage certainly stands alongside those producers. It’s classic Dundee Hills from start to finish, opening with aromas of high-toned red fruit, lime peel, mint leaf and graphite. There’s very little sign of oak on the palate either, instead it’s brightly flavored with juicy cranberry, dried strawberry, plum and allspice, followed by a lick of Jolly Rancher watermelon candy and capped by lemon juice.”
2012 Pinot Blanc Dundee Hills “Under-appreciated and sometimes subdued, this Burgundy variety shines in the hands of French-born winemaker Delphine Gladhart, who married into this farming family. These estate berries were taken at 21.9 brix on Oct. 8, helping to make for inviting tropical aromas, honeydew melon, honeycomb, lime spritz and mint. The stainless-steel approach showcases the fresh and bright flavors of lime juice and orange zest, backed with touch of vanilla ice cream. This wine is no doubt an easy sell for her husband, Russell, who handles marketing at the winery.”
2012 Pinot Gris Dundee Hills “This multi-generation family farms 35 acres in Oregon’s famed Dundee Hills, and their site has been Salmon Safe for nearly 15 years. Their Pinot Gris releases subtle aromas of cantaloupe, Gala apple and lemon, but there’s much more inside. Flavors start with a bold entry of Bosc pear, followed by Granny Smith apple peel, minerality and pleasing lemony crispness.”
Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue have been writing about the wines of Washington, Oregon, British Columbia and Idaho for more than 16 years, and Great Northwest Wines is their passion.
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