Fantastic Reviews from PinotFile

We are thrilled to have received fantastic reviews in the latest issue of PinotFile! “Located among many noted wineries in the Dundee Hills such as Domaine Serene, Stoller and The Eyrie Vineyards, this winery does not receive the recognition that it deserves. The estate vineyard was planted to 12 acres of own-rooted Pinot Noir in […]

93 Points 2015 Pinot Noir Reserve

“A selection of the finest blocks in the Estate Vineyard. After 12 months of aging, 11 barrels were chosen that best represented the 2015 vintage. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Deep aromas of dark red cherry and berry with a bit of savory herbs. An elegant, mid weighted style, offering the essence of […]

95 Points 2015 Pinot Noir Block 10-Whole Cluster

“100% whole cluster fermented. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Dramatic aromatics that excite including scents of black cherry, black raspberry, rose petal and exotic spices. My notes say, “Oh-man!” Equally seductive on the palate, with mid weight unctuous flavors of black cherry and black raspberry immersed in exotic spices. Noticeably different texturally from […]

94 Points 2015 Pinot Noir Block 10

“Block 10 is the highest elevation block planted to Pinot Noir and receives the most direct sunlight. 100% de-stemmed. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Heady aromas of marionberry, purple grape and baking spices. Aims to please in the mouth, with an attack of vivid black cherry and spice flavors that demands attention. Remarkable […]

92 Points 2015 Pinot Noir Block 9-Pommard

“From a warm, southwestern-facing block. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Charming atoms of Bing cherry, warm spices and herbal oak. Engaging attack of deep cherry flavor accented with a hint of savory herbs and floral goodness. Silky in the mouth, with plenty of sap to satisfy, backed by polished tannins. The finish is […]

91 Points 2015 Pinot Noir Block 8

The Prince of Pinot has released his first reviews of 2018, and we are thrilled to be mentioned in them. “Block 8 is a warm and steep block planted to Wädenswil clone. Only second time winery has bottled 100% Wädenswil wine. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. The nose starts out quite savory […]

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, […]

Reviews from the PinotFile

The PinotFile is written and published by Rusty Gaffney, aka The Prince of Pinot.   The 26 issues a year include reviews of more than 1500 wines each year, as well as longer articles about Pinot Noir producers and events in wine-country. 91 pts 2012 Winter’s Hill Estate Pinot Noir Watershed  “Moderately light reddish purple color […]

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 […]