Willamette Valley

Westmount Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020

The Westmount Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020 is one of the brands from NW Wine Company, a custom crush wine company, that also produces its estate wines. The website mentions that it has over 800 acres of vines, while the Westmount website says they have over 100 acres of vines. The back label says that…

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Argyle Willamette Valley Brut 2017

The Argyle Willamette Valley Brut 2017 is a vintage-dated small-batch estate-grown Sparkling wine made in the Champagne style. Argyle was founded in 1987 and produced exceptional Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Reisling, and Sparkling wines. This Bubbly consists of 55% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Noir, and 15% Pinot Meunier. The Chardonnay was sourced from the Knudsen Vineyard in…

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Patricia Green Cellars Dollar Bills Only Pinot Noir 2020

The Patricia Green Cellars Dollar Bills Only Pinot Noir 2020 is farmed from estate vineyards in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. This is a bottling they produce only under a particular circumstance, and it isn’t a wine they make every year, not that they would want to. The 2020 grape harvest was marred by fires…

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Eola Hills Classic Pinot Noir 2017

The Eola Hills Classic Pinot Noir 2017 is sourced from 7 vineyards in the Willamette Valley

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Hyland Estates Old Vine Pinot Noir 2018

The Story The Hyland Estates Old Vine Pinot Noir 2018 is sourced from the Hyland Vineyard which was planted in 1971. The Hyland Vineyard is situated in the foothills of Oregon’s Coast Range inside the McMinnville sub-AVA of the greater Willamette Valley AVA. It is one of the oldest and finest vineyards in the Willamette…

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Anne Amie Rose of Pinot Noir 2019

The Story The Anne Amie Rose of Pinot Noir 2019 is an estate farmed, produced, and bottled Rose‘ sourced from vineyards in the Yamhill-Carlton and Chehalem Mountain districts of the Willamette Valley in western Oregon. Anne Amie Vineyards is a privately owned winery founded in 1999. This Rose‘ is a brand new wine for Anne…

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Petiole Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

The Story The Petiole Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017 is an $8.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive, we reviewed 2015 Petiole and that vintage sold for $9.99. The 2015 version had a Fearless Flyer write-up which indicated the Pinot was made by a large Oregon producer and the Pinot was aged in oak barrels for 14 months. I don’t know if…

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Erath Oregon Pinot Noir 2016

The Erath Oregon Pinot Noir 2016 is sourced from vineyards all over Oregon, the Willamette Valley AVA is the one that everyone knows, but there is also the Rogue Valley AVA and the Umpqua Valley AVA. Erath Winery is one of the Chateau Ste Michelle family of wines and this is their “Taste of Oregon” Pinot…

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Brooks Runaway Red Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016

The Brooks Runaway Red Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2016 is sourced from 10 practicing biodynamic vineyards in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Biodynamic farming goes beyond organic farming practices, they make vineyard decisions based on the phases of the moon, they plant complimentary shrubs and flowers in the vineyard that attract the insects that feed on…

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Petiole Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015

The Petiole Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2015 is a $9.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive sourced from vineyards in the Willamette Valley AVA of Oregon. In case you have forgotten your 4th-grade science lessons the “petiole” is the part of the plant that attached the leaf to the stem. This is a Trader Joe’s Negociant wine, they purchased grapes…

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Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014

The Castle Rock Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2014 is sourced from vineyards located in the Willamette Valley AVA of Oregon. The Willamette Valley is my favorite Pinot Noir region, I know I am supposed to think Burgundy in France is numero uno, but for me, it’s the Willamette Valley. Most of the wineries in the Willamette…

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Underwood Pinot Gris 2014 Can

The Underwood Pinot Gris 2014 Can is sourced from grapes grown in the Willamette Valley in Oregon. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are the same grape, Gris is the French word for gray and Grigio is the Italian word (the grapes can have a blue/grey color, but they do vary). Underwood is one of the…

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Underwood Oregon Pinot Noir Can

The Underwood Oregon Pinot Noir Can is sourced from multiple vineyards, 60% from the Umpqua Valley and 40% the Willamette Valley in Oregon. The can looks to be a regulation soft drink can, the lip on top is a little steeper than on a can of Coca-Cola, but otherwise seems to be identical. The Pinot…

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VINTJS Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

The 2012 VINTJS Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is an $8.99 Trader Joe’s exclusive label sourced from vineyards in Oregon. A non Trader Joe’s Willamette Valley Pinot Noir that sells for twice the price is considered to be ridiculously low priced, but TJ’s seems to make a habit of under 10 buck Oregon Pinot. The 2012…

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O.P.P. Other Peoples Pinot 2010

The 2010 O.P.P. Other Peoples Pinot Noir (Andre Mack of Mouton Noir is a negociant, he does not grow grapes, he buys them, so these grapes were other peoples Pinot grapes) is sourced from 3 vineyards in different areas of the Willamette Valley in Oregon. 40% of the grapes came from the Roserock Vineyard in…

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Wine by Joe Willamette Pinot Gris 2011

The 2011 Wine by Joe Pinot Gris is part of  Joe Dobbes Wines value priced line of wines. The major difference between the Wine by Joe wines and Dobbes other wines is that these grapes are sourced from contracted vineyards and not Estate grapes. He is not buying bulk grapes on the open market, these are…

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Wine By Joe Pinot Noir 2010

The 2010 Wine by Joe Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from contracted vineyards, mainly Willamette Valley with grapes also from Umpqua Valley.This isn’t a cutesy “Brand” wine, there is a Joe, he is Joe Dobbes, since 2002 he has owned and operated Joe Dobbes Wines in Willamette Valley, Oregon. 22 years ago he…

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Lange Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2011

The 2011 Lange Willamette Valley Pinot Gris is sourced from Lange Estate vineyards and possibly some contracted local vineyards. Lange Estate Winery is family owned and has been in operation since 1987. They are the 4th American winery to produce a Pinot Gris wine, so they have the experience. Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio are…

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Arborbrook Croft Vineyard Pinot Gris 2011

The 2011 Arborbrook Croft Vineyard Pinot Gris is sourced from the certified organically farmed, Croft Vineyards in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. Arborbrook is a small, family owned winery, specializing mainly in Pinot Noir, this is a small production wine, only 609 cases were produced. The grapes in the 2011 vintage provided a little more…

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2009 Cristom Pinot Gris

For 20 years Cristom’s been making some remarkable Pinot Noir in Willamette Valley – all 20 with Pinot Noir guru winemaker Steve Doerner. These babies are all estate-owned and single-vineyard, so sadly they’re usually priced out of this site’s namesake. But on a recent visit to the 312 CEO Tom Gerrie (the “TOM” of “CHRIStine”…

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2008 Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir

The 2008 Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from multiple vineyards located in Willamette, Rouge, Umpqua and Walla Walla Valleys, a decent cross section of Oregon Pinot Noir growing regions. The wine is fermented in stainless steel tanks and 20% of the Pinot Noir was aged in oak barrels, the rest aged…

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2007 Yamhill Valley Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir

2007 Yamhill Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir is sourced from McMinnville and Willamette Valley AVA’s in Oregon. As the extraction factor in Pinot seems to reach ever higher peaks of density, I find myself wondering what on earth has happened to the glorious feminine side of this grape. The masculine style of this varietal is becoming rapidly…

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2009 Underwood Cellars Oregon Pinot Noir

The 2009 Underwood Cellars Oregon Pinot Noir is 100% Pinot Noir sourced from 3 wine AVA’s (82% Umpqua Valley, 10% Willamette Valley and 8% Rogue Valley) in Oregon. The Umpqua Valley is a cool weather growing area, the Rogue Valley is the highest elevation and is the warmest growing area and the Willamette Valley has…

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