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Ransom Pinot Gris Eola Amity 2012 Product #27740 (In Stock)
Ransom Pinot Gris Eola Amity 2012 Ransom Pinot Gris Eola Amity 2012

Very little made (just 232 cases) of this organically grown, naturally made, Piont Gris from Cattrall and Temperance Hill vineyards.  A rich, deeply-textured, take on Oregon Pinot Gris that shows the complexity of whole cluster pressing, two months on the lees, and just the right hint of residual sugar. Aromas and flavors of heirloom apples, tart pear, mountain flowers and brioche bread.  Creamy and rich on the palate but then juicy and refreshing on the mouthwatering finish where lemon custard and browned pear notes linger.

"Ample and subtly creamy, this still offers more than enough refreshing primary juiciness and an abundance of ripe peach as if close to the core: subtly piquant and salty in a manner that really stimulates the salivary glands. A garland of bittersweet floral perfume and additionally invigorating twist of lime peel add to the appeal of this outstanding value that should prove highly versatile until at least 2015."Wine Advocate 89 points

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Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2012 Product #27119 (In Stock)
Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2012 Elk Cove Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2012

A long-time staff and customer favorite, Elk Cove's Pinot Gris is always about ripe pear and apple fruit, subtle acacia flowers, and juicy lime acidity.  At once creamy and juicy, this remains one of the most reliable - and delicious - Oregon Pinot Gris wines we know!

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Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2012 Product #27627 (In Stock)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2012 Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Commuter Cuvee 2012

John Grochau's entry-level Pinot showcases the concentration and ripeness you'll love about 2012.  This is a delicious, very "Oregon," bottle of Pinot with a pure, fresh, texture, plenty of tangy cherry fruit, and accents of rose petal and fresh-turned earth.  Just the right mix of acid, fruit, and tannin to make this very successful with a meal or shine at a party.  Very strong value in handcrafted Oregon Pinot.

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Lumos Pinot Gris Rudolfo Vyd Oregon 2012 Product #28196 (In Stock)
Lumos Pinot Gris Rudolfo Vyd Oregon 2012 Lumos Pinot Gris Rudolfo Vyd Oregon 2012

An excellent value her in top-quality, single-vineyard, Oregon Pinot Gris from certified organic grapes.  Rich, but not heavy or sweet, with luscious ripe pear, warm spice, and a mouthwatering tangerine acidity.  Pear skin, orange blossom, and spice notes linger on the fresh, long, finish. 

"Dai Crisp has drawn from this well-established vineyard just south of the Eola Hills since 2001, and his latest release has an ease to its leesy marzipan scents and broad contours. It has a generous air, before the grape-skin grip draws the wine toward a harmonious finish."Wine & Spirits 92 points

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St Innocent Pinot Noir Willamette Villages Cuvee 2011 Product #27294 (In Stock)
St Innocent Pinot Noir Willamette Villages Cuvee 2011 St Innocent Pinot Noir Willamette Villages Cuvee 2011

Mark Vlossak always delivers a lovely blend of ripe power and earthy elegance in his wines, and this - his entry-level 2011 - is a beauty.  Opens with smoky, earthy aromas of dark fruit and plenty of spice.  Then loads of earthy, smoky cherry and pomegranate flavors with more spice.  Lithe and elegant, this closes with pretty acidity and light, fine, tannin.

"Tight, focused and juicy, with blackberry and currant fruit playing against mineral flavors and tangy acidity as the finish lingers enticingly."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Amalie Robert Chardonnay Her Silhouette 2011 Product #28072 (In Stock)

The cool 2011 Willamette Valley vintage shows through clear as a bell in this bright, crisp,  no-oak, Chardonnay.  Two blocks of Dijon clones were hand harvested in early November and then fermented and aged in tank with no malolactic fermentation.  The result is a wonderfully fresh and elegant Chardonnay, redolent of pineapple, crisp green apple and mango fruit with zippy accents of ginger and  lemongrass.  The richness of the pure Chardonnay fruit is perfectly balanced by the bright acids on the long, mouthwatering, finish.  Focused, pure, and very delicious.

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2011 375ml Product #26569 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2011 375ml Ken Wright Pinot Noir Shea Vyd 2011 375ml

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.

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Ebony Wines Chardonnay The Hive 2011 Product #27513 (In Stock)
Ebony Wines Chardonnay The Hive 2011 Ebony Wines Chardonnay The Hive 2011

I heard a lot about Chardonnay’s potential in Oregon during my August visit to the Willamette Valley, but this is the wine that is delivering on the potential right now.  Grown in a vineyard abutting an apple orchard and swarming with honey bees, this is a rarity in the Valley – all heirloom clone 108 from Left Bank Vineyard rather than the newer, trendier, Dijon clones.  I’m not sure if it’s the vineyard, the clonal selection, or just great farming and winemaking, but this could just be the best Chardonnay made in Oregon in 2011.  And, it’s a steal!

The aromas are generous and complex, with grilled pineapple and tangy butter taking center stage and accents of toasted hazelnut and spice.  In the mouth, the savory butter character marries to rich apple, pineapple, and grilled nut flavors and a dash of chalky mineral.  The texture is sort of a cross between Chassagne-Montrachet (mineral, delineated) and Meursault (buttery, creamy, chalky) and while the acidity is more than enough for fantastic balance, the richness is just crazy in the context of this vintage.  Flavors of dried pineapple, butter, herb honey, and mint linger on and on.  A superb wine for table to enjoy with scallops or crab or cheeses – or to just sip and marvel at.

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Ken Wright Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Product #28003 (In Stock)
Ken Wright Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2012

In the big, ripe, 2009 vintage, Ken Wright did something he hadn't done in years - made a Pinot Noir by blending wine from different vineyards.  It had been a big crop and he had some barrels too soft to fit with his single vineyard wines, and making an "entry level" blend seemed more attractive than selling the wine in bulk. We got some, you tried it, and the 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot flew out of the store.

Ken did the same thing in the cooler, more challenging, 2010 and 2011 harvests, but we thought the results were less impressive.  Now in the great 2012 vintage – one Ken ranks among the greatest he’s ever worked – the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is back and firing on all cylinders.  It’s a blend of barrels from some of Oregon’s most famous vineyards:  Abbott Claim, Canary Hill, Carter, Freedom Hill, Guadalupe, McCrone, Meredith Mitchell, Nysa and Savoya.  Like the 2009, it’s rich and expressive, bursting with crushed berry fruit, rose petal, smoke and fresh earth notes.  We suspect there’s a little press wine in the mix, giving the wine a dash of fine-grained tannic support and making it very food friendly.  If you love Ken’s style and have some of his 2012 single vineyard wines, leave ‘em alone for 5 years and drink this now!

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