PinotFile 2017 Pinot Noir All-Americans

We are excited to announce our 2014 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills made it into PinotFile’s 2017 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir All-Americans list with a score of 90 points.

Most of the wines submitted for review to the PinotFile are in the premium or ultra premium category and cost more than $40. As a result, I don’t have the opportunity to review large numbers of value priced Pinot Noir. Nevertheless, here are some recommended wines I found in 2017. I consider the value priced icon for wines that score at least 88 and are priced less than $40. Read the full article here.

Second Team Wines

2014 Broadley Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 90 $20
2015 Alit Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 90 $27.45
2014 Coeur de Terre Heritage Reserve Estate McMinnville Pinot Noir 90 $36
2015 DANCIN Pas de Trois Oregon Pinot Noir 90 $37
2015 DION Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 90 $25
2014 iOTA Not One iOTA Pelos Sandberg Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir 90 $28
2014 Maison Roy & Fils Petite Incline Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 90 $35
2014 Purple Heart Freedom Hill Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 90 $38
2015 Siduri Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir 90 $36
2015 Trisaetum Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 90 $36
2014 Winter’s Hill Estate Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 90 $39

Stemmed grapes underwent a 3-day cold soak before yeast inoculation. The wine was aged 16 months in oak barrels. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, cranberry, strawberry and green herbs lead to a light to mid weight styled wine with flavors that echo the aromas. There is more power than the color would suggest, and the polished texture makes for easy drinking. Very forward, with deft oak management, and well-proportioned tannins. Quite typical of the Dundee Hills in character.” Pinot File, Reviewed February 1, 2017. 90 points-Pinot File

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