Category Archives: Oregon

Cristom Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir Eileen Vineyard 2010

 $47.99 PLCB Code# 39261 Available   Named Best New World Red by Steven Spurrier of Decanter Magazine, who writes: “One of Oregon’s Willamette Valley Pinot growers-sustainably farmed and with minimum cellar intervention to produce vigorous wines with great purity and … Continue reading

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Lange Pinot Noir 2010

$25.99 Willamette Valley, Oregon PLCB Code# 46052 The regular Willamette bottling of 2010 Pinot Noir reflects 13 vineyard sources – encompassing all of the sub-A.V.A.s except McMinnville – in addition to some material from the Langes’ estate. Jellied elderberry and … Continue reading

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Cristom Estate Syrah 2009

$28.99 Willamette Valley, Oregon PLCB Code# 46058 From four clones planted a decade ago very near the winery, Cristom’s 2009 Syrah smells and tastes of ripe, lightly-cooked cherry; is firm but finely tannic; and evokes black pepper and salt that … Continue reading

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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Winery Hill 2006

Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Winery Hill 2006                      $78.49 Oregon PLCB Code# 40103 Lithe, elegant and refined, with a nice transparency to the currant and blueberry flavors and spicy, toasty overtones, all sailing easily over polished tannins on the focused finish. … Continue reading

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Lachini Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountain 2008

Lachini Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountain 2008                        $39.99 Willamette Valley, Oregon   PLCB Code# 39037 Lithe, supple and deceptively generous. At first, this seems reticent, then it blossoms with beautifully rendered red berry, floral, mineral and cocoa flavors on a remarkably … Continue reading

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Montinore Estate Pinot Gris 2009

$8.99 Willamette Valley, OregonPLCB Code #32200 This refreshing white is redolent of grapefruit and almond, with a lingering finish. Drink now. 9,461 cases made. –HS 87 Points Wine Spectator Dec 31, 2010 Grapefruit, mineral, and a little buttery.  Crisp, dry and refreshing.  … Continue reading

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Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2009

$16.99 Willamette Valley, Oregon PLCB Code# 20972   Light and fragrant, this is juicy with pear, apple and lime flavors, hinting at almond flowers on the finish. Drink now through 2012. 18,430 cases made. –HS #79 in the Top 100 list for … Continue reading

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