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Foris Pinot Gris Rogue Valley Oregon 2012 Product #29006 (In Stock)
Foris Pinot Gris Rogue Valley Oregon 2012 Foris Pinot Gris Rogue Valley Oregon 2012

There's more to Oregon than Willamette!  This luscious, mouthwatering, Pinot Gris comes from Rouge Valley, further south and a touch warmer than the Portland area.  You'll find plenty of Pinot Gris pear, peach, and spicy apple fruit here with pretty floral accents and a snap of citrus at the end.  Snappy enough to enjoy as a solo sipper, rich enough to handle big Holiday meals.

"Bright and lively, with an appealing vitality to the green melon, ripe pear and delicately floral flavors, lingering on the focused finish."Wine Spectator 89 points

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2013 Product #28814 (In Stock)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2013 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2013

John Grochau’s easy-drinking, early release, Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee always gives us a nice preview of the vintage to come, and his 2013 leaves us feeling very excited indeed.  John’s hands-off approach to winemaking (“Don’t screw it up” is his motto) and light use of new oak (just 10% here) lets classic Pinot cherry fruit and accents of cranberry, fresh earth, flower petal, and spice shine through clear as a bell.  The fruit shows some of the dark richness found in Willamette’s last hot vintage (2009), but with better freshness and a light, silky, texture that makes this wonderfully easy to drink.  Fantastic value in handcrafted Willamette Valley Pinot Noir!

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Vista Hills Fourmen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Product #28874 (In Stock)
Vista Hills Fourmen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Vista Hills Fourmen Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

Here’s an unbelievable deal on delicious 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir – you’ll look long and hard to find a small production Pinot from Estate grown fruit at anything like this price.  Like more famous neighbors – Domaine Serene, Domain Drouhin, Archery Summit, Sokol Blosser and more – Vista Hills’ 42 acre vineyard relies on altitude and brick-red Jory soils (plus sustainable farming practices) to turn out ripe, elegant, and complex fruit – and never more than in the great 2012 vintage!

The Fourmen Pinot is based on 4 different vineyard blocks and mixes gutsy Pommard with more aromatic, Dijon Clone stock.  The ripe-picked fruit gets a gentle fermentation and then 18 months aging in medium-toast French oak (about 25% new).  Ripe and generous notes of black and red cherry and fresh crushed raspberries get accents of fresh cut flowers, toasted oak, and fresh turned earth.  There’s just enough tannin here to support rich food (duck or salmon would be great), but also keep this easy to drink on its own.  A very nice $30-caliber wine at a much better price!

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Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2013 Product #28269 (In Stock)
Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2013 Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2013

A satisfying Pinot Gris from one of Oregon's best-known producers.  On the  nose, you'll find aromas of white flowers like magnolias, lime zest, and a hint of white tea.  There's a pleasing richness here, cleaned up by fresh citrus flavors.  Perfect as a standalone sipper or with Vietnamese food!

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Wildaire Gewurztraminer Columbia Gorge 2013 Product #28900 (In Stock)
Wildaire Gewurztraminer Columbia Gorge 2013 Wildaire Gewurztraminer Columbia Gorge 2013

WildAire is in the Willamette Valley - far too cool for Gewurz - so they source this fruit from the warmer Oak Ridge Vineyard on the Washington side of the Columbia Gorge. It's a rich, exotic, wine with loads of lychee, guava, and super-ripe pear fruit with accents of warm baking spice and rose petal.  There's some sweetness here but juicy apple acidity and a touch of spritz keeps it fresh and clean.  Stunning with spicy Asian or Indian food!

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Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2011 Product #28895 (In Stock)
Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2011 Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2011

Yet another outstanding vintage for this excellent value Pinot Noir from Umpqua Valley - just south of Willamette and home of Oregon's very first Pinot Noir plantings.  A lightly colored, elegant, bottle of Oregon Pinot with lovely aromas of berries, mushroom and roses and a silky, vibrant, mouthful of fresh strawberries, crunchy cherries and fresh turned earth - ready to drink now.

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Ponzi Pinot Noir Tavola 2013 Product #29358 (In Stock)
Ponzi Pinot Noir Tavola 2013 Ponzi Pinot Noir Tavola 2013

Tavola is Willamette Valley pioneer Dick Ponzi's "everyday" Oregon Pinot.  A blend of several vineyards in the northern half of the Valley, Ponzi makes this to emphasize fruit with just a touch of spice and show nicely right on release.  The 2013 vintage's fresh cherry and red berry fruit flavors and juicy texture shine nicely and the finish is fresh and easy.  A very nice value wine.

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Stangeland Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Product #28337 (In Stock)
Stangeland Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Stangeland Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette 2012

Larry Miller has been growing grapes in the Eola-Amity hills since 1978 - making him a pioneer here - but we're just getting to taste his wines for the first time now. This luscious 2012 is a great introduction, showing off a nice richness, depth and focus to the dark red raspberry and ripe cranberry fruit with just a touch of fresh earth and oak spice.  The red fruit wells up to cloak the ripe tannin on the finish, making this fun to drink now and a solid candidate to improve for a while.

"Smoke-accented red berries and potpourri on the fragrant nose, along with an energetic spiciness and a hint of cola. Juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are underscored by a dusty mineral quality and a hint of cocoa powder. Fine-grained tannins come on late, adding grip to the spicy, very persistent finish. With its distinct vibrancy and nerviness, here's a 2012 that acts a lot like a 2011."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Product #29264 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

The fine 2012s just keep coming!  Powerful but elegant at just 13.6% abv.

"Ripe red berries, anise, potpourri and a hint of woodsmoke on the fragrant nose. Offers pliant black raspberry and cherry-cola flavors braced by tangy acidity and a touch of bitter orange zest. Sappy, penetrating and precise, with a good whack of peppery spices enlivening the long, gently tannic finish. Distinctly powerful for the O'Donnells' entry-level bottling, which is in keeping with this vintage."International Wine Cellar 90 points

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Ransom Vermouth Dry Nv Product #27503 (In Stock)
Ransom Vermouth Dry Nv Ransom Vermouth Dry Nv

Oregon's Ransom brings us this unique Vermouth made with Pinot and a mix of other aromatic white varietals.  On the nose, it's got a little more ginger and vanilla character than most other dry Vermouths we've tried.  On the palate, that ginger kick continues, and it's got a tart, snappy finish that comes out even more when mixed with a little fizzy water.  A great addition to fall cocktails!

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Ayoub Pinot Noir Memoirs 2012 Product #28461 (In Stock)
Ayoub Pinot Noir Memoirs 2012 Ayoub Pinot Noir Memoirs 2012

Fruit from 4 excellent Dundee Hills and McMinnville vineyards that, in 2012, is darn close to Mo Ayoub's single vineyard wines in quality.  As Mo explains, "The picture on the 2012 label features a picture of my dad taken in his store in the early 1960s. The enticing nose welcomes you with a mixture of black cherry, blueberries, nutmeg, white pepper and loam. The palate offers an array of black and red fruit, orange zest, framed in round/well integrated tannin. The long expressive finish is highlighted with hints of minerality and exotic spices."

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St Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vyd 2012 Product #28928 (In Stock)
St Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vyd 2012 St Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vyd 2012

One more beautiful 2012 Pinot from St. Innocent, this time from the cool Momtazi Vineyard near the coast.  A tiny bit tight, but so lovely.

"Ripe red berries, sassafras and orange pith on the pungent nose, with a peppery quality adding lift. Spicy and precise on the palate, offering slow-to-open bitter cherry and raspberry flavors and a hint of rhubarb. Becomes sweeter with air and finishes with serious thrust, dusty tannins and an exotic floral pastille note that lingers with excellent tenacity. By all means let this one sit in a decanter, or a cool, dark spot, so that it can stretch out."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec 2012 Product #29207 (In Stock)
Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec 2012 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec 2012

One of the few top 2012s still waiting on its first critical reviews, making this elegant, very pure, Pinot from one of the Eola Hills' very best vineyards an under-the-radar buying opportunity.  Biodynamic farming, limited new oak, and the unique yeasts former owner Russ Ramey cultivated from the cellars of Burgundy's Henri Jayer all come together perfectly here.  A perfume and flavors of crushed cherry and red berry fruit, fresh flowers, damp earth, and a touch of savory herb.  The finish is long and the texture like silk, but there's sneaky power here and plenty of cellar potential.

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Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2009 Product #28035 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2009 Amalie Robert Pinot Noir Wadenswil Clone 2009

Normally sold only at the winery or to mailing list customers, we’re delighted to be the only retailer in the country to get an allocation of this two barrel/50 case wine.  Wadenswil was Oregon’s first Pinot Noir clone and, with Pommard, responsible for the region’s first head-turning successes.  Although the fashion for Dijon clones dominated Oregon plantings in the 2000s, thoughtful growers have come to realize that Wadenswil clones grown on loose, sedimentary, soils deliver a uniquely delicious blend of savory spice and deep, luscious, fruit that Dijon clones miss.

That’s what you’ll find here from 10 year-old Wadenswil vines grown without irrigation on patches of sedimentary soil throughout the Amalie Robert vineyard.  Low yields, higher than normal leaf cover, and late harvesting allow Wadenswil’s tannins to soften and ripe fruit flavors to develop without any excessive alcohol.  Whole cluster fermented with native yeast and aged in barrel for at least 12 months, this wine is made from the two barrels that Ernie and Dena think best expresses Wadenswil’s potential in their unique, Southern Willamette Valley, site.

“Bright red. Heady, exotic aromas of candied red fruits, sandalwood, lavender and rose. Juicy, sweet and focused, offering fresh raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that put on weight with air. Shows an array of spice and floral qualities on the finish, along with notes of candied raspberry and bitter rhubarb. Wild stuff, and balanced to age.” International Wine Cellar 93 points

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St Innocent Pinot Noir Justice Vyd 2012 Product #28749 (In Stock)
St Innocent Pinot Noir Justice Vyd 2012 St Innocent Pinot Noir Justice Vyd 2012

Justice Vineyard rides an east-facing ridge that runs right through the middle of the Eola-Amity Hills.  Broken volcanic basalt layered over old sedimentary sub-soils creates great drainage, the southeast exposure means plenty of warm sunshine, and the cool winds blowing in from the Van Duzer corridor create perfect conditions for ripe, balanced, Pinot Noir. A warm fermentation in a small oak vat followed by aging for 16 months in barrique (one-third new), brings out the rich spice and floral aspects of the site to complement the luscious fruit.  Delicious already, but Mark thinks it will peak in 2019 or so.  Just 291 cases made.

"Heady spice- and smoke-tinged aromas of blackberry, cherry-cola and potpourri, with a hint of licorice in the background. Fleshy and expansive on the palate, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that tighten up and gain energy with air. Rich but lithe and precise, showing outstanding finishing clarity and drive; supple tannins add shape. This very young, very promising pinot deserves cellaring."International Wine Cellar 93 points

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2013 Product #28905 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2013 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2013

Yamhill-Carlton AVA on Sedimentary/Willakenzie soils.  Wine Advocate has suggested that Shea is the Willamette Valley’s one potential “superstar” vineyard and Ken makes the benchmark wine from this famous site.  Ken uses fruit from three different blocks in the vineyard, two planted to Dijon 114 and one to Dijon 777 clones. Shea Vineyard gives black/red fruit - especially blueberry - but with more spice and earth than other Yamhill-Carlton wines.  Always a fine marriage of ripe fruit and juicy, fresh, texture, this usually wants a few years in cellar to show its best. Ken pretty much made the reputation of this vineyard, and it's always one of his most powerful, concentrated, wines. 

His notes on the 2013 suggest a typical, intense and dark-fruited, Shea: “Floral and spice focused.  Blue fruit, blueberry, black currant with delicate anise and cola notes.”

"Supple, generous and expressive on an open frame that lets the flavors float, with a tinge of crisp tannins impinging slightly on the black cherry and Earl Grey tea flavors, which linger on the elegant finish. Drink now through 2022. 1,273 cases made."Wine Spectator 92 points

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Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Etzel Block 2012 Product #28693 (In Stock)
Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Etzel Block 2012 Patricia Green Cellars Pinot Noir Etzel Block 2012

Patty and Jim call this clump of 27 year-old vines the “Etzel Block” because it sits  on the border of Beaux Freres, where it’s easy to spot owner Mike Etzel clomping around his vineyard, scattering aged cow manure, and doing all the other strange things associated with biodynamic farming. Patty says this site delivers the “most nuance, most mineral-driven, most particularly Pinot Noir” wines on the farm.  She goes on:  “The 2012 version is not unlike a freshly unearthed slab of granite with homemade raspberry jam poured over the top.”  Tempting now, better in 2017 and on.

"Bright ruby-red. Intense aromas of raspberry liqueur, spicecake, smoky minerals and potpourri, with a hint of licorice in the background. Densely packed and sweet, with a velvety texture and solid mineral underpinning to its sappy red and dark berry flavors. Gains weight and power on the back end, which emphatically echoes the red fruit and mineral notes. Supple tannins build slowly and fold smoothly into the wine's plush, extroverted fruit on the strikingly persistent finish."International Wine Cellar 94 points

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Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vyd 2012 Product #28136 (In Stock)
Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vyd 2012 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vyd 2012

You could make the case that this is Oregon's very best Pinot Noir of the past half-decade.  From Wine Advocate, 94 points in hot years (2009), cool ones (2010), and perfect harvests (2008), too.  And, faced with the incredibly difficult and unusual 2011 harvest, all Jim Maresh did with his family site is make a Wine Advocate 95 point Pinot, the wine of the vintage.

Now from a vintage many think will surpass 2008 as the Willamette Valley's best ever, Jim's 2012 Maresh Vineyard Pinot arrives in tiny quantities.  As in 2011, he allowed his fruit to ripen until it tasted good, pulling the grapes in at an elegant, pure, 13.2% alcohol level.  After destemming and crushing, he added some stems back into the must for structure and depth and then allowed nature to take it's course.  After fermentation was completed, the free run wine went into mostly used French oak and rested there until Jim felt the wine was ready to bottle - and now, here it is.

"Suave, spice-accented redcurrant and cherry aromas are complicated by floral and musky earth accents. Silky and refreshingly brisk, offering bitter cherry and red berry flavors that gain flesh and spiciness with air. Distinctly elegant in style, with a sweet, seamless, persistent finish framed by fine-grained tannins."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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Arterberry Pinot Noir Juliard Vyd Dundee Hills 2012 Product #28625 (In Stock)
Arterberry Pinot Noir Juliard Vyd Dundee Hills 2012 Arterberry Pinot Noir Juliard Vyd Dundee Hills 2012

As always, brilliant and beautiful if very limited.

"Intense redcurrant and raspberry aromas show impressive precision and gain weight with air, picking up notes of Asian spices, blood orange and smoky minerals. Brisk, sharply focused red berry flavors stain the palate, showing excellent purity and lift. Floral pastille, cinnamon and star anise flavors dominate the long, nervy finish, which is framed by harmonious silky tannins."International Wine Cellar 92 points

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