New reviews in the PinotFile

Great reviews of our wines in the latest PinotFile from Rusty Gaffney  “The Prince Of Pinot”

2009 Winter’s Hill Vineyard Reserve Estate Bottled Dundee Hills Pinot Noir“”A fruit-driven nose that has staying power in the glass over time. Enticing aromas of ripe cherries and raspberries with a hint of spice, briar and forest floor. Fullflavored with appealing roundness and pitch, featuring earth-kissed black cherries, black raspberries, and sassafras, set off by well-integrated tannins and acidity, finishing with a rush of spicy raspberry goodness. A riper fruit profile than the 2010 vintage bottling with more richness. Impeccable balance for aging. Hard to stop sipping this one.” Score: 92. Reviewed September 5, 2013

2012 Winter’s Hill Vineyard Dundee Hills Pinot Gris  “Pale golden yellow color and clear in the glass. I was drawn to this wine immediately, with its interesting aromas of fresh cut apple, tropical fruits, wax and a hint of lily. Pleasing on the slightly creamy palate, with flavors of baked pear and apple, leading to a palate cleansing finish. The wine shows a slight salinity to match well with oysters.Score: 90. Reviewed September 5, 2013

 2012 Winter’s Hill Vineyard Dundee Hills Pinot Blanc Light golden straw color and clear in the glass. An enjoyable example of this underrated varietal offering refreshing aromas of golden apple, pear, lemon and coconut and tasty flavors of green apple, pear and a hint of pineapple. Brisk, with lemon-driven acidity, gossamer tannins and a crisp finish. True to the grape.” Score: 88. Reviewed September 5, 2013

2010 Winter’s Hill Vineyard Estate Bottled Dundee Hills Pinot Noir  “Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. The aromas draw you into the glass, offering bright cherry, boysenberry, forest floor and smoky oak scents. Delicate and soft in the mouth, with the flavorful essence of fresh dark red cherries and berries, peppery spice and aromatic herbs. Finishes with a bright cut of acidity.” Score: 88. Reviewed September 5, 2013

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About Russell Gladhart

A passion for wine, agriculture, and family business has taken me around the world on an exciting tour. Winter's Hill Estate is a family partnership with my wife Delphine and my parents, where we produce Pinot noir, Pinot gris, and Pinot blanc from our 30 acre vineyard in the Dundee Hills.

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