Argyle 2022 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$40.00USD

One of the great things typical of Oregon Pinot Noir is that these wines have an earthiness to them that California Pinot does not necessarily possess. The fruit is more subdued, and in the case of this Argyle, you get a nice balance, something reminiscent of Burgundy that has expressive fruit, but an earthy, mellow aged quality that drinks very well.

2021 Sineann Pinot Noir Yates Conwill Vineyard, USA, Oregon, Willamette, Yamhill-Carlton, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$39.00USD

Deeper ruby in color, mostly opaque and bright.  The nose has black cherries, spices and char.  Medium to full bodied.  Silky texture.  Firm tannins.  On the palate, black cherries with some forest floor and char.  Long finish.  This is delicious and deep and should improve with some short term cellaring.  It is on the  bigger side (for Oregon) but it has the stuffing to develop.  Nice on its own, this will work wellw ith flavorful food.  A good choice with duck.  Great value.

2022 Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir Kalita Vineyard, USA, Oregon, Willamette, Yamhill-Carlton, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
89
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$45.00USD

Very light ruby in color, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries with green herbal streak.  Soft texture.  Light to medium tannins.  Moderate acidity.  On the palate, plenty of cherries with a slight bitter cherry note.  Long finish with some heat.  Overall, a nice Pinot that is drinking well and should continue over the next five to eight years.  It is better with food and would work well with savory pasta and mushroom dishes.

2023 Sokol Blosser Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, USA, California, Willamette, Dundee Hills, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2023
Score: 
90
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$28.00USD

This is a Rosé made from Pinot Noir grapes.  The wine saw about four hours of contact with the skins.  Pale salmon pink in color, clear and bright.  It has a very  nice nose with watermelon and rhubarb.  Creamy texture.  Good acidity.  On the palate, flavors of strawberries and watermelon. Long finish.  This drinks easy with no bite or bitterness.  It would work well with lighter foods but also fried chicken.  Drink over the next few years.   

2022 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, USA, Oregon, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2022
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$34.00USD

This is their basic Pinot Noir bottling.  It is made with estate fruit from their six vineyards which are vinified separately and then blended.  It is an easy and accessible Pinot Noir (and realistically priced).  Medium ruby in color with blue hues, clear and bright.  The nose is tight and took about an hour to really show much (if drinking soon, give it a decant).  With air it shows cherries, dust, slight pomegranate, and forest floor.  Plush texture.  good acidity.  Light to medium tannins.  On the palate, cherries, slight sour cherries, forest floor.  Some menthol on the finish.  A very

2021 Elk Cove Vineyards Chardonnay Mount Richmond, USA, Oregon, Yamhill-Carlton, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$50.00USD

One of the old guards of Oregon, this winery had gotten away from Chardonnay for a time, but in the last decade they revived it.  This is 100% Chardonnay.  Light golden in color, slight green hues, clear and bright.  The nose is classic with lemon peel, nutmeg, and slight dust.  Full bodied.  Creamy texture (stirring of the lees?).  Light tannins.  On  the palate, this has slightly crisp, tart acidity.  Flavors of Meyer lemons with nice minerality.  Long finish.  This is a very good, middle of the road, Chardonnay that drinks wonderfully on its own and will work well with the usual foods; s

2019 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Reserve, USA, Oregon, Willamette, Chehalem, Laurelwood District, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
95
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$75.00USD

This is 100% Pinot Noir from non-grafted vines planted in the 70's and 80's.  One of the best Oregon Pinots tasted.  Medium ruby in color, mostly clear and bright.  The nose is classic with cherries, slight sour cherries, sandalwood, and tea leaves.  Complex if tight.  Medium bodied.  Light to medium tannins.  Good acidity.  On the palate, this is young but complex.  Cherries, black cherries, slight Kirsch with some underlying forest floor and spice.  Not a big wine, but very concentrated.  Long finish with slight warmth.  This should improve a bit as it ages.  drink over the next eight to

2021 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Laurelwood District, USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A-
Current Price: 
$47.00USD

This is 100% Pinot Noir from Oregon.  Medium ruby in color, mostly clear and bright.  The nose is nice with cherries, cranberries with a touch of black cherries.  Also, some dust and spice.  Plush texture.  Medium to firm tannins.  Good balance.  On the palate, this is a bit more robust.  Cherries, black cherries, slight anise and spice.  Deep.  A bit of mint on the finish.  This is drinking quite well once it opens.  Bigger in style for Oregon and very accessible.  It should drink well for six to eight more years.  It would  work nicely with meaty fish but also a nice choice with Roasted T

2021 Ponzi Vineyards Chardonnay Laurelwood District, USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
93
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$43.00USD

This is 100% Chardonnay from Oregon.  Light yellow/gold in color, clear and bright.  The nose is nice with lemon curd, slight melon and spice.  Full bodied.  Slightly oily texture.  Light tannins.  On the palate, this is reasonably crisp with lemon, slight lemon candy and spice.  Nice finish.  Overall, this is a very nice Chardonnay which drinks nicely on its own and will certainly work with seafood or vegetarian dishes.  It has enough body to work with pork or fowl as well.  Drink over the next ten years.  

2021 Adelsheim Pinot Noir Calkins Lane Vineyard, USA, Oregon, Chehalem Mountain, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2021
Score: 
92
Grade: 
A
Current Price: 
$75.00USD

This is 100% Pinot Noir from Oregon.  It spends ten months in oak.  In terms of style it is a bit on the bigger style (for Oregon).  Medium ruby in color with some purple hues, clear and bright.  The nose has cherries, black raspberries, sandalwood and slight char.  Medium to full bodied.  Nice juicy texture.  Good acidity.  Medium tannins come out with air.  On the palate, cherries and black cherries and slight black raspberries.  Long finish with slight warmth.  This needs some time and will almost certainly improve with good cellaring.  Drink over the next ten to fifteen years.  It is gr

Pages