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Bergstrom Wines Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 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)
WA 90, WE 90

Medium ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir Cumberland Reserve has an open, expressive nose of crushed raspberries, Bing cherries and cranberries with hints of violets, chocolate box and dried herbs. The medium to full-bodied palate is rich and opulent, with tons of baking spice and red berry layers supported by fine-grained tannins and a racy backbone, finishing long.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 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)
Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml) Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml) Purple Hands Latchkey Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml)
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.
Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2015 (750 ml) Colene Clemens Vineyards 'Adriane' Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 2014 (750 ml) Domaine Roy & Fils 'Maison Roy Incline' Pinot Noir, Oregon 2014 (750 ml)
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 2014, 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.
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)
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)
Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2014 (750 ml) Belle Pente Estate Reserve Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2014 (750 ml) Ken Wright Cellars Tanager Vineyard Pinot Noir 2015 (750 ml)
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)
This terrific young wine was a star of the show at the International Pinot Noir Celebration last summer, and is just reaching the beginning of what will surely be a long drinking window. True to its Yamhill-Carlton appellation, the wine shows concentrated, dark fruit flavors and aromas accented with notes of fresh herbs and flowers. It is one of those rare vintages that offers early appeal as well as the potential for 10-20 years in the cellar.
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)

Ken Wright Cellars 'Guadalupe Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2014 (750 ml) Bergstrom Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml) King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine 2013 (750 ml)
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)
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)
Bergstrom Wines 'Silice' Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 2015 (750 ml) Domaine Drouhin Laurene Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2014 (750 ml) Kelley Fox Wines 'Mareesh Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2016 (750 ml)
WA 92, WE 92

Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2015 Pinot Noir Silice Vineyard has an animal/meaty nose with savory notes of baking bread and Marmite over a core of kirsch, bay leaves, pepper, black raspberries and red currant preserves. Medium to full-bodied, it has a firm frame of chewy tannins and just enough freshness to support the muscular fruit, finishing long.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)
V 93, JS 93, WA 92, WS 91

Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Laurene offers a very fragrant nose of exotic spices—anise, cardamom and fenugreek—over a core of pomegranate, rhubarb, Bing cherries, fertile loam and truffles. Medium-bodied with a taut, fine structure of fine tannins and refreshing acid, the fruit has plenty of earth and red berry layers that linger with great persistence.

- Lisa Perrotti-Brown, Wine Advocate (Aug, 2017)
This stunningly beautiful vineyard in the Dundee Hills A.V.A. (American Viticultural Appellation) was first planted in 1970 by Jim and Loie Maresh on Worden Hill Road above Dundee. Situated on a mostly south-facing slope between 500 and 700 feet above sea level, these old vines planted in Jory soil produce Pinot noir with the most seductive texture. The Maresh family has been living on the farm since 1959. There is tremendous biodiversity and balance here because from the beginning Jim had the foresight and common sense to avoid vineyard monoculture. There are hazelnuts, walnuts, fruit trees and plenty of acreage of wild areas throughout the farm. His daughter Martha keeps houses for violet green swallows and bluebirds on the trellis posts and they are flying all over the place in the spring and summer. She lovingly refers to this land as ”the farm” and so do I. It is not just a vineyard at all. Maresh Vineyard is certainly one of the most sought-after fruit sources in the Willamette Valley and it has consistently produced Pinot with high reviews from the press for decades.
Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2014 (750 ml) Bergstrom Wines Sigrid Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml) Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vineyard 2016 (5 Liter)
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)
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.