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Ayres Perspective Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2014 (750 ml) Kelley Fox Wines 'Mirabai' Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml) Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2013 (750 ml)
Silky smooth and ultra showy. Dark berries, violets, Provencal herbs, flecks of cinnamon. Approachable now - in fact you'll have a hard time keeping your hands off this one. A blend of the winery's estate fruit and neighboring Saikkonen and Armstong Vineyards.
Starting with the 2015 vintage and going forward, the Mirabai will have 100% Maresh Vineyard fruit. The Mirabai 2015 is a selection of 21 barrels of wines from all of my blocks at Maresh except for the Red Barn Blocks: the Old Block (planted in 1970), the Long Rows (planted in 1970), the Star-of-Bethlehem Flower Block (planted in 1988) and Block 8 Pommard (1978). All of my wines in 2015 were 100% whole cluster. The colour is a shining, brilliant, transparent light red. The nose is full of sun-warmed Hood strawberries and a little spice, but not the sun of a hot summer day, but one of a late spring day, with both a welcome sunshine from above and a fresh coolness like the dew of a spring morning not yet warmed. There are soft minerals in this lithe, high energy, aerial Pinot, reminding me of hummingbirds, but with a certain trickiness of Tinkerbell. The vines are old and know themselves: this Mirabai has a twinkle in its eye with a seriousness that doesn’t need to be obvious.

Wine Cellarage Tasting Note: Elegant aromatics of red cherry, strawberry, orange zest and delicate spices rise from the glass. The wine is refined and velvety on the palate with great depth and minerality. I will describe the wine's color as a jewellike gossamer crimson...very translucent. The delicate coloring coupled with the tremendous underlying power present in this wine creates a beautiful paradox.
WA 90

The 2013 Pinot Noir Belle Pente Vineyard has accentuated fruit intensity on the nose compared to the 2013 Murto with redcurrant, raspberry coulis and wild hedgerow aromas that soar from the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with grainy tannin, a crisp line of acidity, fine precision with a classy, very natural and enticing Pommard-like finish. Not a flashy Pinot by a long shot, but this is still a delicious wine that is detailed and tensile.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)
Bergstrom Wines Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) Ayres Pioneer Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2012 (750 ml) Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2014 (750 ml)
JS 92, WA 91

Subtle aromas of walnuts, tea, cedar and berries follow through to a medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh and clean finish. A lightly salty undertone. Drink now.

- James Suckling
V 92, WA 92

The 2012 Pinot Noir Pioneer is a barrel selection from the Dijon 667 clone. It has an upfront nose with a bit of hubris: blackberry and iodine scents with hints of violet. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity and it is packed to the rafters with juicy blackberry and blueberry fruit. Delicious.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (March, 2015)
Fans of riper style Pinots will find a lot to love in this wine. Compact aromas of raspberry and baking spice require a little bit of coaxing, but with air become quite expressive. There is a density on the palate reflective of the vintage, but also a freshness. It is both backward and forward at the same time, displaying a compelling complexity that bodes well for the cellar.

Standing in stark contrast to the leaner, racier 2013, it celebrates the diversity of vintage that we are blessed (and sometimes cursed!) with here in the Willamette Valley. Enjoy some of this hedonistic young wine now, but put some away to watch it gain sophistication with age.
Purple Hands Holstein Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2015 (750 ml) Evening Land Silver Label 'Seven Springs Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml) Purple Hands Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml)
WS 94, WE 93

Vibrant and rich, offering complex savory cherry and pepper notes that play against loamy minerality as this flows toward refined tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2023.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Sept, 2017)
WS 92

Crisp and tangy, with a mineral character running through the raspberry and cherry flavors at the core, coming together with harmony and structural tension on the vibrant finish. Best from 2017 through 2023.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2016)
WE 93

Cody Wright sources his fruit from an A-list of Willamette Valley vineyards, and Shea is right at the top. Cloaked in a milk chocolate shell, this sophisticated wine melds blackberry fruit with flavor-extending streaks of cola and caramel. In scent and finish, there is a slight intriguing hint of pine sap.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (Aug, 2017)
Colene Clemens Vineyards 'Adriane' Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 2014 (750 ml) Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml) Purple Hands Latchkey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml)
WA 93+

Pale ruby-purple colored, the 2014 Pinot Noir Adriane has a meaty/broody character with notes of black raspberries, black cherries and red plums plus touches of violets, forest floor and Provence herbs. Medium to full-bodied, this is firmly structured with a solid foundation of grainy, ripe tannins and racy acid supporting the muscular fruit, finishing long and earthy. It should age beautifully!

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)
777 Clone, Jory soil. Hand harvested. Native fermentation, small open top fermenters. Hand plunged and macerated. Aged 12 months in (35% new) French oak barrels. Unfined and unfiltered. This is Purple Hands’ last vintage of Stoller Vineyard. “Black cherry and raspberry, milk chocolate, rich cherry, coffee, chocolate toffee, dense caramel, high tones of watermelon and cotton candy, clove
Silky and harmonious, with an elegantly precise structure and black cherry, fresh violet and spice notes that glide expressively toward the long finish. Drink now through 2022.
Domaine Roy & Fils 'Maison Roy Incline' Pinot Noir, Oregon 2014 (750 ml) Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2013 (750 ml) Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2014 (750 ml)
WS 93

Supple, open-textured, ripe and graceful, rolling out plum, currant, wet earth and spice flavors with finesse. Lingers pleasantly. Drink now through 2024.
- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectatr (Feb, 2017)
V 93

A highly aromatic bouquet evokes fresh red fruits, incense and Asian spices, along with bright mineral and floral overtones. Juicy and precise on the palate, offering alluringly sweet raspberry preserve, lavender pastille and spicecake flavors that deepen and spread out slowly with air. Delivers a suave blend of power and elegance, finishing with silky, harmonious tannins and excellent clarity and floral-driven persistence.

- Josh Raynolds, Vinous

JS 96, V 92, WA 91

The 2014 Roserock Pinot Noir offers blackberry and briary scents on the nose with a touch of earthiness - well defined and quite vivacious in the glass. The palate is medium-bodied with dusky blackberry and blueberry fruit. It exerts a gentle grip in the mouth and delivers white pepper sprinkled over the finish that is nicely detailed. This should drink well over the next 8-10 years and at this price, I would be loading up.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)
Ken Wright Cellars Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml) Arterberry Maresh Juliard Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2012 (750 ml) Ken Wright Cellars 'Guadalupe Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml)
WE 92, WS 91

This is round and pretty, and seems, at least for now, to be a bit more accessible than some of the more compact and ageworthy 2015 single-vineyard selections from Ken Wright. Drink it up soon, and enjoy the light touches of orange peel and cinnamon highlights.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2018)

WA 92

The 2012 Pinot Noir Juliard Vineyard lies right above the Weber Vineyard, though it is very different in profile: much more rugged and tends to produce earthier and more savory wines. The vines were planted in 1977 and 1988 and contain what is known as the "Upright Clone." There is some stem addition here to create a little chewiness in the wine and it includes just one new Sirugue barrel (even though Jim remarked that they tend to leak). The bouquet is very complex with a mixture of red and black fruit, Italian cured meat, dried blood and brown spices. The palate is medium-bodied with firm tannin, savory on the entry, with hints of tobacco and wild fennel. This is a feral, untamed Oregon Pinot Noir surfeit with character and charm. My only minor quibble being that it does not quite have the persistence that other vintages might have.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (Jan, 2015)
WA 91

Planted in 1989, the 2014 Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard has an elegant and pure bouquet with wild strawberry and raspberry coulis, nuanced pine cone scents developing with aeration, the oak nicely integrated. The palate is medium-bodied with supple tannin, well-judged acidity, dark berry fruit mixed with brown spices and a touch of sea-salt with a satisfying, long finish. This is one of Ken Wright's best 2014s.

- Neal Martin, Wine Advocate (June, 2016)
Bergstrom Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml) King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine 2013 (750 ml) Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2014 (750 ml)
WS 93

Sleek and polished, with lovely raspberry and fresh violet aromas that open to harmonious dark cherry, stony mineral and black tea flavors, picking up speed toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2022.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2017)
WE 93

The Domaine cuvée spent 20 months in French oak, 30% new and another 30% once-used. The concentrated, well-ripened fruit sets up a chunky core of strawberry jam that plays nicely against defining acidity. It remains focused and pure through a driving, lingering finish.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (April, 2016)
JS 95, WE 94, V 93, WS 92

There is a darker fruit spectrum evident in the reserve, with notes of coffee, smoke, black fruits, a touch of charred wood all worked through, and without damping the core fruit flavors. Those bright flavors spotlight raspberry, plum and black cherry. A light cola flavor pokes through, with ripe tannins and proportionate acids. The barrel treatment is beautifully applied, adding sweet spice to the finish.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (July, 2017)
Beaux Freres 'The Beaux Freres Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2015 (750 ml) Bergstrom Wines Sigrid Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml) Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vineyard 2016 (5 Liter)
WS 95

Offers impressive presence and polish, with a multilayered, complex core wrapped in rich, expressive blueberry and cherry flavors, accented by savory spice and espresso details. Builds depth as this dances toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2025.

- TIm Fish, Wine Spectator (Nov, 2017)
WA 95

The 2015 Chardonnay Sigrid conjures notions of peaches, pink grapefruit and green guava with hints of toasted almonds, chalk dust, coriander seed and baker's yeast. Medium-bodied with a racy backbone cutting through the silken texture, it delivers a wonderful intensity of citrus, tropical and savory flavors, finishing long and layered.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)
Floral and spiced focused with a darker fruit profile than our other sedimentary sites. Lush in the mouth. Displays flavors of cassis, clove, anise and plum.