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Tendril Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2011 Tendril Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon The 2011 Tendril Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot noir is of the feminine style with pretty flavors of cherry and raspberry with subtle undertones of tangerine and mineral. The Pinor noir is balanced with perfect acidity and roundness that finishes clean and silky.  (more…)

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Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir, Willamette Valley If you like your Pinot noir to have a sincere rustic earthiness, flaunting a little promiscuity at the same time, you will love the 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir. Offering seductive concentration, this style of wine is delightfully dissimilar from most of the perfectly […]

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Oregon Chardonnay Takes Center Stage

Oregon Chardonnay Takes Center Stage Willamette Valley produces some mighty fine Pinot noir. The region also produces some great Chardonnay, and vintners planted plenty of it during the post-prohibition era in the 60s and 70s. Yet, many drinkers are not familiar with their whites. There are some interesting experiments going on right now, which are slowly […]

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2011 Willamette Valley Vineyards Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2011 Willamette Valley Vineyards Chardonnay Estate The Willamette Valley Vineyards Chardonnay is a labor of love. It takes nearly a year to complete its process from whole cluster pressing to a slow cold soak and a once a month lees stirring. This wine is very bright and lively with a unique flavor profile that […]

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2011 Stoller Reserve Chardonnay

Wine Review: 2011 Stoller Reserve Chardonnay The fruit that went in to 2011 Stoller Reserve was sourced from their oldest plantings of Chardonnay on the estate. Clones 95, 76 and 96 (planted in 1995) make a unique wine with lots of character and creaminess that comes from barrel fermentation. The wine has great acidity that […]

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2012 Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvee

Wine Review: 2012 Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvee, Willamette Valley, Oregon The 2012 Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvee is a great Chardonnay that was sourced from Dijon blocks located in the Dundee Hills—one block of 76 clone from Freedom Hill, another block from mixed Dijon clones from the Durant Vineyards and another from Lange Estate. […]

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