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Willamette Valley Vineyards Tualatin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2007

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Willamette Valley – Oregon, Tualatin Estate Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2007 The nose shows the sweetness of cherry candy dusted with brown spices. In the mouth it is supple yet lined with acidity, making it drinkable now while … Continue reading

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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2007

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Willamette Valley – Oregon, Pinot Noir 2007 The smell of cherries and their expression in a freshly baked pie fill the glass. In the mouth the red fruits continue with an accent of oak and the texture … Continue reading

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Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2008

Willamette Valley Vineyards, Willamette Valley – Oregon, Riesling 2008 This wine captures the essence of the SweeTarts I chewed on as a boy – great memories from nights at the movie theater then and a wonderful accompaniment to spicy food … Continue reading

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King Estate Oregon Pinot Gris 2007

King Estate, Oregon, Signature Collection, Pinot Gris 2007 In the nose I found tropical fruit, I swear it smelled like lychee. Also there was a spicy floral note, like geranium leaves with some grass and a bit of mint. In … Continue reading

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Ken Wright Shea 2007

Ken Wright Cellars, Yamhill-Carlton District, Shea Vineyard, Pinot Noir 2007 The nose is all sweetness – liquer-like fruit with the richness of vanilla. The mouth is supple with earthiness for complexity. The previous vintage was the hands-down star of its … Continue reading

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Oregon Pinot Noir

Cloudline, Oregon, Pinot Noir 2007 There’s vegetative characters and compost with a sense of carbonic maceration. The nose on this wine never seemed to come around. The mouth repeats on the smells and is very light-bodied and low in concentration. … Continue reading

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Off to Oregon

This flight features 4 Oregonian Pinots Brandborg Umqua Valley, Oregon Ferris Wheel Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir 2006 P&B in Elkton 13.8% $40 at the winery Brandborg Ken Wright Cellars Yamhill-Carlton District Shea Vineyard 2006 This was the hands-down star of … Continue reading

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