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Vista Hills Pinot Gris Treehouse Estate 2013 Product #29500 (In Stock)
Vista Hills Pinot Gris Treehouse Estate 2013 Vista Hills Pinot Gris Treehouse Estate 2013

On opening, aromas of golden delicious apple, apple skin, nectarine, Myer lemon peel and waxy white flower.  On the palate, the fruit turns spicier with pear, apple, and honeydew melon at the center and a hint of nuttiness.   The finish pops with bright, vibrant, acidity that lifts the green pear, Acacia flower, and lime pith flavors across a long, dry, finish.  Leaves your mouth watering and green melon and spice flavors lingering.  Drinks like a cross between Pinot Blanc – crisp, bright, green apple-laced – and bone dry Riesling – aromatic, a touch floral, and full of juicy acids.

Give it a few more months – or even a short decant now – and the wine opens beautifully.  The fruit get richer, and riper, picking up a more golden hue and a hint of hazelnut without losing the floral and Myer lemon accents.  The texture gets fleshier and finish more broad and rich, too, but the bright green apple acids and touch of lime zest bitterness keep things fresh and very drinkable. At all times, it’s a delicious match for everything from ham to salmon to seafood to salads or more.  Or just for  sipping on a pretty Spring afternoon.

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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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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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Haden Fig Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013 Product #29501 (In Stock)
Haden Fig Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013 Haden Fig Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2013

Everything to love about Oregon’s 2013 harvest is on display in this utterly delicious Pinot Noir from Evesham Wood’s Erin Nuccio.  Bright, fresh, aromas of sweet cherry, strawberry, mineral and spice waft from the glass.  Take a sip and you’ll feel a tingle of focused acidity on the tip of your tongue before sweet cherry, red berry, orange peel, and black tea flavors race across your palate.  The interplay of the sweet fruit at the wine’s core and the surrounding bright pomegranate, orange zest, and spice accents is simply lovely and captivating.  Finishes juicy and elegant with a subtle meaty/savory note riding under the fresh berry fruit.  Easy to drink right now and sure to improve for 3-4 years – if you can wait!

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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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