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WillaKenzie Estate 'Pierre Leon' Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2014 (750 ml) Evening Land Silver Label 'Seven Springs Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2013 (750 ml) Belle Pente Belle Pente Vineyard Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton District 2015 (750 ml)
JS 92, WS 91, WE 91

Firm, sleek and focused, layering currant, blueberry and cream flavors with hints of pepper and cedar. Finishes with point and length. Best from 2018 through 2022.

- Harvey Steinman, Wine Spectator (Feb, 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)
The 2015 growing season got off to an early start with bud break before the end of March (two weeks early) and flowering in early June. The warm growing season resulted in the earliest harvest ever for our estate vineyard, beginning on September 5th and wrapping up by the 19th (before we would even start in a “normal” year!).

As would be expected from a warm year, the 2015 wines offer plenty of rich, concentrated forward fruit flavors and aromas. What is a bit surprising though is the balance and underlying structure that supports the fruit. They are ripe wines with nerve and freshness, making them very complete and compelling packages.

The grapes come from 4 of our 8 blocks of Pinot nor, planted in 1998 and 1999. A little over half comes from blocks planted to the “old school” Oregon selections (30% Wadensvil and 22% Pommard) with the balance comprising two of the newer Dijon selections (37% 115 and 11% 114). This diversity of elevation, aspect, and selection (along with a high single digit dose of whole clusters) contributes nuance and complexity to make this one of the most intriguing renditions or our flagship estate Pinot to date!
Belle Pente Murto Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2015 (750 ml) Bergstrom Wines Cumberland Reserve Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml) Colene Clemens Vineyards 'Adriane' Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains 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.
WS 91, WE 90

Floral and expressive raspberry and violet aromas open to polished and delicately layered pomegranate, anise and spice flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2023.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2018)
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)
Purple Hands Holstein Vineyard Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2016 (750 ml) Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Pinot Noir 2016 (750 ml) Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills 2014 (750 ml)
WA 93, WS 91, WE 91

Precise and well-structured, with deep black cherry, tea and stony mineral notes that build toward broad-shouldered tannins. Drink now through 2024.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2018)
WS 92

Dark and well-built, with savory black cherry, violet and spicy clove accents that take on complexity and a hint of mineral toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2024.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Oct, 2018)
JS 96, WE 94, V 92, WA 92

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)
Domaine Roy & Fils 'Maison Roy Incline' Pinot Noir, Oregon 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)
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 95

Powerful blue fruit liqueur, violet pastille, incense and smoky mineral aromas, along with hints of cola and exotic spices. Appealingly sweet and expansive on the palate, offering densely packed black raspberry, boysenberry, mocha and floral pastille flavors and a strong spicecake note. Supple, well-knit tannins give shape to the intensely fruit-driven finish, which lingers with outstanding persistence and building sweetness.

- Josh Raynolds, Vinous (Jan, 2018)
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) Arterberry Maresh Pinot Noir Maresh Vineyards 2015 (750 ml) Rex Hill Jacob Hart Vineyard Pinot Noir 2014 (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)
V 94

Vivid red. Sexy, high-pitched red berry, incense and candied rose scents are complemented by a smoky mineral aspect and a hint of star anise. Sappy and focused in the mouth, offering energetic raspberry liqueur, bitter cherry, blood orange and floral pastille flavors that put on weight and become sweeter with air. Conveys a suave blend of power and vivacity and closes on a subtly tannic note, displaying outstanding focus and floral-driven persistence.

- Josh Raynolds, Vinous
WE 94, WA 94

This outstanding vineyard, matching mature vines to biodynamic farming, really shines in 2014. A toasty nose sends up coconut and vanilla notes, leading into a full-bodied full-flavored wine with the structure to age another decade or more. It's the perfect balancing act between immediate accessibility and long-term cellaring potential. Drink now through 2030.

- Paul Gregutt, Wine Enthusiast (Feb, 2017)
Domaine Drouhin Laurene Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2014 (750 ml) Kelley Fox Wines 'Mareesh Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2016 (750 ml) King Estate Pinot Noir Domaine 2013 (750 ml)
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.
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)
Domaine Serene 'Evenstad Reserve' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 2015 (750 ml) Bergstrom Wines Sigrid Chardonnay 2015 (750 ml) Beaux Freres 'The Beaux Freres Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge 2016 (750 ml)
WS 94, WE 94, JS 94

Polished and gracefully complex, with refined raspberry and strawberry flavors accented by toasty cinnamon and river stone notes, finishing with lithe tannins. Drink now through 2025.

- Tim Fish, Wine Spectator (Feb, 2019)
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)
WS 95, WA 93

Remarkably and seamlessly complex, with a polished and refined core wrapped in silky raspberry and blueberry flavors, accented by savory spice and orange zest hints. The long finish builds toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2025.

- TIm Fish, Wine Spectator (Aug, 2018)
Bergstrom 'Bergstrom Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Dundee Hills 2014 (1.5 Liter) Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir Abbott Claim Vineyard 2016 (5 Liter)
WA 94, WE 94, V 94, JS 93, WS 92

The 2014 Pinot Noir Bergstrom Vineyard has a medium ruby-purple color and earthy nose of black soil, underbrush and truffles with a core of red cherries, black raspberries and black pepper. Medium-bodied with plenty of freshness and chewy in the mouth, it has a savory/earthy palate with a good amount of red berry and peppery layers, finishing with very good persistence.

- 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.