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Willamette Valley

USA, Pinot Gris, Left Coast, The Orchard, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2016

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N/ Salt and sunshine. Hay. Spice and light smoke. Seaspray. Grapefruit zest. Chamomile and more chamomile. Basil and oregano. River rocks. The spice/herbal notes were a pleasant surprise. T/ Medium full mouthfeel. Chamomile tea. Pear, grapefruit, and honeysuckle. Malt, spice, and flint finish. http://leftcoastcellars.com/ Price = $18 N = A T = A- I = […]

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USA, Oregon, Pinot Noir, Left Coast Cellars, Cali’s Cuvee, Willamette Valley, 2014

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N/ Blackberry jam, lime zest, freshly crushed flint, and cigar box. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Blackberries and raspberry notes with a nice bouncing acidity. Wet organic soil notes and an extended earthy finish. Price = $24 http://leftcoastcellars.com/ N = B+ T = B+ I = B+ Overall = B+ This wine was a media sample kindly […]

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USA, Pinot Noir, Tendril Wine Cellars, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010

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N/ Fresh herbs dance on light cedar. A nice introduction to ample cherry, red apple skin, and red berry aromas. Black tea and pine needles. Dry forest floor. Delightful. Complex. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Warm cherry flavors framed by a nice acid presence. Her flavors linger and then finish with just a touch of cranberry pucker. […]

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USA, Rose of Pinot Noir, Patton Valley Vineyard, Willamette Valley, Oregon, 2010

N/ Cantaloupe and honeydew melon. Soft aromas of river rocks. Rose petals. Light tropicals and cranberry. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Very nicely weighted. Lush, but not sugary, cantalopue, green melon, and watermelon. This is a melon party! Acid is good, but just a tad low, lending to a soft and round experience. If you like wine, […]

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