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Vista Hills Pinot Gris Treehouse Estate 2014 Product #29500 (In Stock)
Vista Hills Pinot Gris Treehouse Estate 2014 Vista Hills Pinot Gris Treehouse Estate 2014

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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Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Mt. Jefferson 2012 375ml Product #29647 (In Stock)
Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Mt. Jefferson 2012 375ml Cristom Pinot Noir Willamette Mt. Jefferson 2012 375ml

An Oregon classic, with 40% whole-cluster fruit used in the great 2012 vintage.

"The 2012 Mt Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir comes from vines located above the winery augmented by purchased fruit from notable vineyards. It contains around 40% whole-cluster fruit (one of the central tenets at Cristom), and only undergoes one racking during its 12 months in barrel: one just before filtration and then just before bottling. It has an attractive tertiary/woodland-scented bouquet with dried rose petal notes coming through, much less fruit driven than many other 2012 Pinot Noirs. The palate is medium-bodied with a gentle grip on the entry. It is quite sappy in style with crisp black fruit rather than red, leading to a focused, slightly austere, tobacco-tinged and saline finish. I would afford this a year in bottle for this "classic" style of Oregon Pinot."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Product #30007 (In Stock)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette 2012 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette 2012

John Grochau sources fruit for this multi-vineyard Pinot Noir from organic and sustainably farmed vineyards up and down Willamette Valley.  In 2012 he made under 1,000 cases with about 30% whole cluster and around one-quarter new oak.

At first very spicy on the nose with notes of cinnamon, cardamom, and coriander weaving in and out of the black cherry and raspberry fruit, getting more sauve and integrated with a little air.  The texture is simply beautiful, with a pure, silky, mouthfeel, fine length, and long, supple, dusty tannins at the end.  The Bing cherry, raspberry and very ripe strawberry fruit flavors are nicely complicated by accents of sweet spice and fresh earth that linger nicely on the juicy, spicy, finish.  Delicious right now, better next year, and delicious through 2019 or so.

"Brilliant red. Red berries, fresh rose and smoky Indian spices on the pungent nose. Chewy and sharply focused, displaying good lift and spine to its ripe cherry and raspberry flavors, with a peppery element emerging with air. Turns sweeter on the finish, which features dusty tannins and a touch of cola."  Vinous (Reynolds) 90 points

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2014 Product #30420 (In Stock)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2014 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2014

Want to taste why folks are so excited about Oregon's big 2014 vintage?  You'll find rich aromas of juicy red raspberry, baked strawberry, and baking spice that really pop from the glass.  Light but nicely creamy on the palate, where the fruit turns more tangy with tart raspberry, pie cherry and cranberry flavors accented by notes of spice, earth, and white pepper.  Fun to drink right now, with good supporting tannin and acidity that won't get in the way of casual sipping.  And, a great value!

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Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2014 Product #30620 (In Stock)
Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2014 Ponzi Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2014

A satisfying Chehalem Mountain Pinot Gris from one of Oregon's founding 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, with apple and pear fruit, all cleaned up by fresh citrus flavors.  Perfect as a standalone sipper or with Indian or Vietnamese food!

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Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 Product #30515 (In Stock)
Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2014

Cody Wright - Ken Wright's son - is making a name for himself after working at Argyle, Ken Wright, and ROCO in the Willamette  Valley as well as abroad.  His 2014 blend of 6 vineyard sites from across the region is a beauty.  Rich and deeply textured, it pumps out generous blue/black fruit with accents of dusty mineral and smoke.  Ripe and broad, but not at all heavy, it's delicious already with plenty of near-term potential.

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Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 Product #30597 (In Stock)
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2014

Patty Green first created the “Reserve” Pinot Noir as an outlet for younger vines from the Estate vineyard and less fine vineyard plots elsewhere.  Over the past 15 years, though, Patty and Jim have continually upgraded the quality of their vineyard sources as the vines on their own Estate site have gotten fully mature.  In 2014, more than 75% of the fruit for this wine came from Patty's Estate Vineyard in Ribbon Ridge, Durant Vineyard, and Weber Vineyard in the Dundee Hills - as Jim says, "By almost any definition, these vineyards do not produce entry level wines."  And there's not much "entry level" about this beauty.

The 2014 fruit was so dark and powerful that Patty upped the new oak percentage here a bit to 33%, although most of the wine saw only neutral barrel.  There's plenty of ripeness and richness here, with layers of sweet blackberry, cherry, and black raspberry fruit with a touch of crushed herb and a pretty note of smoky spice underneath.  The wine is so smooth and silky that it's easy to miss the fine, ripe, tannin and mouthwatering acidity that keep this refreshing and promise immediate success at table and 8 or so years of development in cellar.  Just outstanding value and a best buy for the vintage.

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