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Rascal Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015 Product #32239 (In Stock)
Rascal Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015 Rascal Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015

A rarity here:  an easygoing, nicely fruited, actually tastes like Pinot Noir value!  All Willamette Valley fruit in 2015, this shows the ripeness of the vintage in its ripe spiced strawberry, raspberry fruit and nice weight.  Juicy fresh in the middle and through the soft, smooth, finish where spice and baked berry flavors linger. At just 13% abv, not at all heavy but plenty of flavor!

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Brandborg Gewurztraminer 2014 Product #32538 (In Stock)
Brandborg Gewurztraminer 2014 Brandborg Gewurztraminer 2014

This fantastic dry Gewurztraminer is from the makers of our favorite value Pinot Noir, Oregon's Brandborg.  Its aromatics are classic Gewurz: rose petals, lychee, and hints of spice.  It's rich and mouthfilling, but finishes clean.  All of the exotic aromas and flavors are reigned in by a surprising amount of welcome acidity, making this a perfect partner for gently spiced Indian food.

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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Willamette 2014 375ml Product #31676 (In Stock)
Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml Elk Cove Pinot Noir  Willamette 2014 375ml

Another classic release for this pioneer of Oregon's Chehalem mountains. A bit richer and broader than in some releases - 2013 was warm before the late rains - with a pretty note of smoky oak.

"Fresh and expressive, light-footed and generous, with cherry, plum and apricot flavors, coming together smoothly on the open-textured finish."Wine Spectator 90 points

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Brandborg Pinot Gris 2015 Product #32361 (In Stock)

This classic Oregon Pinot Gris shows that great wine can come from outside the Willamette Valley! Aromas of quince, white peach, and green apple invite you to take a sip. On the palate it's mouthfilling, with flavors of pineapple and lemon curd, but it finishes fresh and crisp. The perfect late-summer accompaniment to oysters!

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Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2014 Product #32693 (In Stock)
Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2014 Brandborg Pinot Noir Bench Lands Oregon 2014

How to get a great value in delicious, Thanksgiving-ready, Pinot Noir?  Start by going beyond Sonoma and the Willamette Valley to an under-the-radar region like Oregon’s Umpqua Valley.  Then add a no-flash, no-fuss, winemaking family like Terry and Sue Brandborg.  Last, stir in a dash of a great vintage like 2014 when these sunny by cool vineyards achieved lovely ripeness without any heaviness or excess alcohol.

That brings you to the 2014 Brandborg Pinot Noir Benchlands from 1,500 foot elevation vineyards in the Umpqua Valley (where Pinot was planted years before it ever reached  the Willamette Valley to the north!).  Light in color but long on flavor and fragrance, starting with bold aromas of ripe red cherry, blueberry, red plum and wild flowers.  On the palate it's light and fresh in texture and bursting with crushed red cherry, raspberry, and orange pith flavors with pretty shadings of coffee and mocha from aging in 20% new French oak.  Turns a little savory on the finish, making this a pretty perfect match for sage-laced stuffing - or just casual sipping before, during and after the big meal!  A best-in-the-USA price makes a great wine even sweeter!

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Amalie Robert Chardonnay Her Silhouette 2016 Product #32608 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Chardonnay Her Silhouette 2016 Amalie Robert Chardonnay Her Silhouette 2016

From a great Oregon Chardonnay vintage, this is a delicious, mouthwatering, blend of  Dijon clone 76 and 95 Chard made in tank with no malolactic fermentation.  Crisp green and red apple fruit gets depth from a bit of ripe stone fruit and zip from notes of Meyer lemon and Key lime.  Finishes generous and long with apple and stone fruit lingering nicely.  No oak, no malo, no kidding: delicious Chardonnay!

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Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2015 Product #32437 (In Stock)
Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2015 Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2015

Jim Maresh’s focus is on single vineyard Pinot Noir, so in most years, he sells off any barrels or lots that don’t make it into the final single vineyard cuvee.  In excellent years, though, that wine is just too good to part with, so he supplements it with fruit from neighbors and bottles this wine:  the Dundee Hills cuvee.  The 2014 was the first release of the Dundee Hills bottling in a few years.  It was a fine, 90-point, gem that Wine Advocate called “probably the bargain of the vintage."  The 2015 is better.

Oregon’s 2015 vintage looked and felt a lot like 2014 – warm weather, big harvest, bold fruit.  The difference is that the 2015s have better structure and style, both of which are on display here.  You’ll find ripe, dark red, fruit on the nose here with accents of blood orange and subtle smoke.  Wonderfully generous and vivid in the mouth, the dark cherry and plum fruit expands and coats your palate before savory notes of licorice and mushroom come in on the back.  The flavors linger nicely over fine, silky smooth, tannins that promise delight with food and 7-10 years improvement in cellar.  Terrific, delicious, stuff.

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Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015 Product #32183 (In Stock)
Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015 Purple Hands Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2015

Cody Wright (Ken's son) is on fire with this Dundee Hills project.  A great value in rich, smoky, Pinot.

"Editors' Choice! The entry-level offering from Purple Hands is broad and delicious, loaded with lush ripe strawberry fruit. There's a dash of white pepper, which further pops up the flavors. Vivid and absolutely yummy, this is one to enjoy over the next couple of years."Wine Enthusiast 90 points

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Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 Product #31758 (In Stock)
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2015 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Reserve 2015

This has been one of the best values in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir for years, but in 2015 it really soars.  This year 75% of the barrels came from sedimentary soils in Ribbon Ridge and Chehalem Mountain AVAs, 15% from Freedom Hill and 15% from volcanic soils in the Dundee Hills.  It’s genuinely lush and a bit showy now with opulent aromas and flavors of crushed black raspberry, dark cherries, exotic flowers, smoke and damp earth.  Mouthfilling and showing a glyceryl richness, but with vivid acids, fine tannins, and no excess of weight.  As Jim and Patty say, “There are seriously great bones here and this wine will stand up to many, many much higher priced bottlings… In short, this wine is a smoking deal!!

"Deep red. Expansive red berry and floral pastille scents and flavors show impressive energy and pick up a hint of smokiness as the wine opens up. Smooth and fleshy but lively as well; a late jolt of white pepper adds spicy bite. Generous but vibrant in character, finishing very long and sweet, with gentle tannins lending shape and subtle grip. This wine delivers exceptional bang for the buck."  Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2013 Product #31773 (In Stock)
Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2013 Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2013

Eyrie – the site of the Willamette Valley’s very first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay plantings – has been on fire with Chardonnay for years.  Here’s a little of the 2013 to whet your appetite for what’s to come.  As the reviews suggest, it’s all the better for having had a few years in bottle.

"The 2013 Estate Chardonnay comes from vines planted in 1965, the cuttings from Spring Mountain Vineyard that originally came from Wente. It has a very defined bouquet with citrus lemon, white peach and honeysuckle scents that are very focused. The palate is well balanced, resinous on the entry, again more a texturally focused white Oregon wine than one determined to cudgel you over the head with flavors. It becomes waxy toward the finish with a judicious dab of shaved ginger. This is understated and very succinct, but it deserves two or three years in bottle. Drink 2017-2028" Wine Advocate 90 points

"Spicy pear and apple fruit is at the core, with suggestions of green pineapple, mint and lemon verbena. The subtle herbs and citrus components are layered throughout, and the structure favors long term cellaring." Wine Enthusiast 92 points

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Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2015 Product #32607 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2015 Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2015

A "failed" experiment (well, "abandoned," anyway) with sparkling wine left Ernie Pink and Dena Drews with a few acres of Pinot Meunier that's just too good to abandon.  So they make this delicious red from it - based on the huge 92 point rating for the 2014, it's one of the finest still red Pinot Meuniers in the world!

The 2015 picks up where that stunner left off. This is a pretty wine in the glass, with a translucent red brick color you can easily see through.  Inviting aromas of red cherry, sweet strawberry, and candied rose petal pull you in to ripe, vibrant, flavors of bitter cherry, crushed raspberry, and a beguiling floral/anise note on the finish.  Nice tension between the sweet fruit and tart acids and just enough fine tannin to make this easy to enjoy with all kinds of food.

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Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2014 Product #31774 (In Stock)
Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2014 Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Estate 2014

From the Willamette Valley's first winery, this is old-school delicious!

"This displays the immaculate freshness of all the Eyrie white wines, with an extra serving of phenolic bite. There's a sense of real depth to the gooseberry, grapefruit and pineapple flavors. Subtle and a bit enigmatic, this compelling effort should be tucked away and tasted again in 2020. Drink 2020–2030."Wine Enthusiast 93 points

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Amalie Robert Syrah Satisfaction 2011 Product #30997 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Syrah Satisfaction 2011 Amalie Robert Syrah Satisfaction 2011

Yes, wonderfully elegant and very Northern Rhone-style Syrah from the southern Willamette Valley.  Remarkable stuff.

"The 2011 Syrah Satisfaction includes 50% whole-cluster fruit of four Rhône clones (plus a touch of co-planté Viognier vines). Not picked until November 14, it has an attractive bouquet with macerated red cherries, Provençal herbs, juniper berries and a touch of melted wax. The palate is medium-bodied with ripe red berry fruit mixed with blueberry, Seville orange marmalade and a healthy pinch of white pepper lending the finish that Rhône "vibe." Very linear at the moment, the finish is quite tight. I would actually cellar this for one or two years as it should repay handsomely."Wine Advocate 91 points

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2011 Product #30181 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2011 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2011

Yes, you can certainly taste and enjoy Murto 2011 right now, but don't.  There is so much potential here still locked up in the bright,  minerally, structure that just won't unfurl and show itself until 2019 or so.  Already the bright red fruit, spice, and floral profile of a great Dundee Hills Pinot is easy to smell and taste.  And if, like me, you place a special priority on vibrancy, the sizzling cut and lift on display right now will make this hard to resist.  For those who wait, though, there will be richer, deeper, sweeter fruit to come along with plenty of earth and spice depth.  My personal favorite in a brilliant set of wines.

"Highly perfumed aromas of red fruit liqueur, Asian spices, rose oil and musky underbrush, with a subtle touch of smokiness in the background. Silky and penetrating on the palate, showing very good clarity to its spicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors. The spiciness builds on the finish, which is firmed by silky, building tannins. Quite elegant in style and balanced to age, although it's already delicious."  Vinous (Reynolds) 92 points

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vyd 2013 Product #30728 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vyd 2013 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vyd 2013

From biodynamically farmed vines on the marine sedimentary soils of Yamhill-Carleton.  Tangy black raspberry, black cherry and raspberry fruit shines on the nose and gains sweetness on the pure, focused, palate.  Accents of spice and summer flowers weave in and out from front through the long, juicy, almost salty finish.  Delicious now with salmon or poultry; will improve for years.

"Bright red. Spice-tinged raspberry and cherry scents are complicated by hints of cola, musky flowers and smoky minerals. Sweet and focused on the palate, offering energetic red and dark berry flavors; suggestions of rose pastille and blood orange add complexity. Vibrant and precise in character, delivering strong finishing cut, gentle tannins and very good, tangy persistence." Vinous (Raynolds) 91 points

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Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2013 Product #30727 (In Stock)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2013 Belle Pente Pinot Noir Murto Vyd 2013

The classic dark, smoky, aromas and rich, concentrated, texture of Dundee Hills Pinot Noir shines through from first sniff through the long, complex, finish.  Red raspberry and cherry fruit is framed by smoky stone, spice and cola complexity in a wine that finishes sweet, smooth and rich.  Tempting right now with duck or pork or beef and sure to gain more weight with time in cellar or decanter.

"Limpid red. High-pitched red berry, Asian spice and mineral aromas are complicated by a suave floral quality. Incisive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors slowly gain flesh and become sweeter in the midpalate while maintaining vivacity. Impressively precise, vibrant and pure, delivering strong finishing cut and silky, harmonious tannins that make a late appearance. This wine should age gracefully on its balance." Vinous (Raynolds) 93 points

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Patricia Green Pinot Noir Volcanic Cuvee 2015 Product #32034 (In Stock)
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Volcanic Cuvee 2015 Patricia Green Pinot Noir Volcanic Cuvee 2015

While Patty Green's best known Estate and Freedom Hill sites are on marine sediment soils, she and co-winemaker Jim Anderson also make some blockbusters from volcanic soils in the Dundee Hills.  This showcases and highlights the dark, smoky, character of these volcanic sites using fruit from Balcombe, Durant, and Weber vineyards.  All Pommard from vines at least 38 years old, this gets a touch of whole cluster fermentation but no new oak to allows the signature of site to shine through.

So, that deep, dark, smoky note you get on the nose and palate?  That's the soil talking (not oak).  Asian spice and purple flower notes add complexity to the intense dark raspberry and black cherry fruit.  For all the ripeness of the old vines and 2015 vintage, this remains vibrant and fresh and finishes with lingering notes of sweet fruit, smoke, spice and fine-grained tannins.  My note from tasting it with Jim Anderson back in March:  "I want to drink this!" 332 cases made.

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Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2014 Product #30994 (In Stock)
Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2014 Amalie Robert Pinot Meunier 2014

Pinot Meunier's home is Champagne, where it's the region's most planted grape and makes up the heart of many a fine toasty, rich, sparkling wine.  As an abandoned sparkling wine experiment, Amalie Robert's version is arguably the most consistently excellent example in the world with a string of 90 and 91 point ratings from Wine Advocate, Josh Raynolds at Vinous, and more.

As you'd expect in a Champagne grape, there's a bit of tartness here and I always find it a bit tight and tingly on release.  In warm vintages - like 2014 - it opens quickly, and if you tried it when Dena and Ernie were here in July you'll be shocked at how much flesh it's gained in 45 days.  I like Ernie's tasting note so much, I'll quote it here:  "Delish red. Sweet aromas of ripe Montmorency cherries, red currants and bittersweet chocolate entice the palate into a rosy red fruit mélange intertwined with savory bits and restraining acidity that linger effortlessly. This wine is as elegant as the day is long."

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St Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vyd 2014 Product #31697 (In Stock)
St Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vyd 2014 St Innocent Pinot Noir Momtazi Vyd 2014

We love how this cool site shines in warm vintages like 2014.  Vivid and bright but with typical velvety texture.

"Deep-pitched red and dark berry aromas are complicated by suggestions of succulent herbs, cola and lavender, and a subtle vanilla nuance emerges slowly with air. Juicy, focused and pure, offering gently sweet black raspberry and cherry cola flavors, a touch of licorice and a jolt of peppery spices. The impressively long, penetrating finish is framed by supple tannins that fold smoothly into the clinging dark fruit."  Vinous (Raynolds) 92 points

"Bright and tangy, with a meaty edge to the raspberry and boysenberry flavors, finishing with sharp focus. Drink now through 2024."Wine Spectator 91 points

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Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvee Anne 2015 Product #31908 (In Stock)
Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvee Anne 2015 Walter Scott Chardonnay Cuvee Anne 2015

Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon make four different Chardonnays - three single vineyard wines and one "best of the cellar" barrel selection - Cuvee Anne.  In 2015 it's from Freedom Hill, X Novo and Gibson Vineyards, with all the fruit fermented and aged in French oak puncheons (double barrels) - one new and four used - for 11 months. The result was 490 cases of simply stellar Chardonnay - the strongest argument we know of that Oregon is destined to deliver world-class Chard.

While I'm sure the Wine Advocate 92 point 2014 edition was excellent, it could hardly be better than this wonderfully rich 2015.  The aromas really draw you in with lovely scents of peach, apricot, grilled pineapple, light vanilla and toasted nut.  The palate is subtle and poised, with very pure stone fruit and white flower flavors lifted by citrus acids and complicated by notes of buttered nut and salty stone.  The wine is as smooth as silk and gains amplitude and complexity with air, bringing out more definite fruit and nut notes and a fine, briny, complexity.  Decant this for an hour now and enjoy through 2025.

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