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2011 Elizabeth Chambers Pinot Noir Oregon

Wine Review: Elizabeth Chambers Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, Oregon Elizabeth Chambers is a third generation Oregonian who certainly has the experience and knowledge to bring to market, the style of wines most consumers want when they buy Willamette Valley Pinot noir. Winemaker Michael Stevenson has delivered in this 2011 Winemakers Cuvee Pinot noir just that, […]

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2010 Laetitia Whole Cluster Pinot Noir

Wine Review: 2010 Laetitia Whole Cluster Pinot Noir The vineyard where these grapes came from is located in central California’s Arroyo Grande. True to the varietal and vineyard, this wine expresses the terroir well. The clones (115 for you clone geeks) was fermented whole cluster; meaning the entire grape cluster and the part that holds […]

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A Three Vintage Vertical of Angel Vine’s Pinot Noir

A Three Vintage Vertical of Angel Vine’s Pinot Noir After tasting through a three vintage vertical of Angel Vine’s “the Morgster” Eola-Amity Hills Pinot noir, Ed Fus (Angel Vine’s owner/winemaker) so generously sent our way it was easy to see why he would want us to taste all three together. The appeal different vintages of […]

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Wine Review: 2009 Clos Pepe Estate Sta. Rita Hills Pinot Noir

When I first tasted this Pinot noir, I thought for sure the winemaker sprinkled fairy dust on the fermentors. Clos Pepe’s winemaker, Wes Hagen confirmed this was not the case.  I guess one could partially attribute this fine elixir to the cool vintage, which really seems to bring out the brightness of this wine. Fruit […]

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2011 Montes Outer Limits Zapallar Vineyard Aconcagua Valley Chile Pinot Noir

The Outer Limits label from the Zapallar Vineyard Aconcagua Valley in Chile is a new project from Aurielo Montes who has been one of my favorite wine producers for quite some time now. That being said, this Pinot Noir is one of the best South American offerings of that varietal I have tasted to date.

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Wine Review: 2012 Laetitia Reserve du Domaine Pinot Noir Arroyo Grande Valley

Figuratively, this is Laetitia’s Tête de Cuvée and is made with individual barrels Eric Hickey (winemaker) deems “head of the class”, representing the best of each vintage.

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