Tag: Oregon

Campbell Lane Winery Willamette Valley Estate Grown Pinot Gris 2018, Oregon



Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, green apples, white pepper and light earth.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, green apples, white pepper and lemons.

Long finish with lemons and spices.

This is a very tasty Pinot Gris from Oregon. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Not bitter nor tart. Love it.

This 3 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will be even better in a year or two.

Lemony and refreshing, and good by itself or with food.

Paired nicely with hardwood smoked Ahi Tuna and a gorgeous view by the lake.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$22.


Campbell Lane Winery Pinot Gris 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

On the nose citrus, vegetables, herbs, green apples, earth, minerals, and grapefruit juice.

Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing with long legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, lemons, bitter herbs, earth and vegetables.

Tangy finish with limes and almonds.

This young Pinot Gris from Oregon is easy drinking and tangy, with a soft mouthfeel. Surprisingly good out of a can.

Earthier on the nose than on the palate. As it opens up, grapefruit notes show up on the nose, and nicer with some airtime, so be patient.

I had an older vintage of this wine, and it definitely is better with some age. I wonder how it would age in a can, though. For now, it is lemony and refreshing. A nice sipper by the pool.

Good by itself or with food. Will pair nicely with fresh seafood like oysters.

Aged in neutral French Oak barrels and stainless steel for 11 months.

13.3% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$8.

Campbell Lane Winery StoneRidge Vineyard Pinot Noir 2019, Oregon

Light burgundy in color with medium intensity. Pretty color.

Fruity nose with cherries, strawberries, blueberries, light oak, spices, licorice and milk chocolates.

Medium-bodied with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, sweet strawberries, raspberries, spices, light herbs, chocolates and black pepper.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice and fruit forward Pinot Noir from Oregon. Nicely balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food.

Still young, as it was bottled only a few months ago. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 to 5 years, and see how it evolves in the bottle.

This Single Vineyard is tasty, engaging and easy drinking. Good right out of the bottle, and better after 20 minutes of airtime.

A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. I gave it a light chill and had by the pool, with cheeses and crackers.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in French oak barrels for 10 months.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$36.

Campbell Lane Winery Estate Grown Pinot Gris 2017, Oregon

Light golden in color. Very pretty and shiny.

Interesting nose of citrus, lemons, minerals, earth, green apples, river rocks, light grapefruits and spices.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing with nice legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, lemons, green apples, herbs, earth, river rocks, spices and white pepper.

Long finish with tangy limes and spices.

This 4 year old Pinot Gris from Oregon is a nice surprise. Showing nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Nicely balanced and good by itself or with food.

Needs a few minutes in the glass to open up, and better when not too cold.

Shows a really nice nose. A great wine to sip on by the pool.

I paired it with a baked Brie cheese, on a wonderful day by the pool.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$22.

Alexana Winery Revana Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim and medium intensity.

On the nose strawberries, bing cherries, raspberries, light wood, earth, light vegetables, spices and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, oak, sweet strawberries, light vanilla, spices, dark coffee, pencil lead, earth, vegetables, tobacco leaf and peppercorn.

Spicy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Pinot Noir from Oregon is starting to drink nicely now. Showing mild complexity and a soft mouth feel.

Good right out of the bottle and gets earthier as it opens up. Good by itself and better with food.

This Single Vineyard is still young, and would age nicely in the next 7 years. Would be nice to revisit it in 2 to 5 years. Showing great potential.

I paired it with Italian Prosciutto and goat cheese.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$55.

Alexana Winery Revana Vineyard Riesling 2017, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Strong nose of diesel, lemons, apples, pears, pineapples, minerals and spices.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with limes, citrus, green apples, light grapefruits, vegetables and bitter herbs.

Long tangy finish with almonds.

This is a very interesting Riesling from Oregon. A little spicy with earth notes. Really enjoyed the nose here.

A good quality wine. Will be interesting to revisit it in 5 years.

Tangy and refreshing, and good by itself or with food.

I enjoyed it all by itself, by the lake.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$32.

Scout and Cellar Conte de La Terre Wines Gewürztraminer 2019, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Yellow in color with a golden hue.

Beautiful nose of flowers, tropical fruits, pineapples, citrus, spices, honey and white pepper.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, lemons, apples, spices and light tropical fruits.

Medium finish with spices and honey.

This is a very nice Gewürztraminer from Williamette Valley in Oregon.

Refreshing with mild complexity with a nice, soft mouthfeel.

Shows a great flowery nose. Not bitter nor too sweet and nicely balanced with a little bit of RS.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. Delicious.

I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Aged for 3 months in stainless steel. Unfined and lightly filtered.

13% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$24.

Armonea Wine Cellars Summit Vineyard Pinot Gris 2014, Oregon

This six-year-old Pinot Gris from Oregon is drinking very nicely now. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel.

Big and bold with lots of interesting notes both on the nose and palate.

Showing citrus, bruised apples, light grapefruits, vegetables, peaches, minerals, white pepper and spices.

A great wine to have by itself, share with friends and talk about.

I love these white wines that with some age become something completely different.

Better when not very cold.

I had this vintage a year ago, and it is much better this time around.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$25.

Herzog Wine Cellars Pacifica Evan’s Collection Pinot Noir 2017, Oregon

Ruby in color with medium intensity and a wide reddish rim.

Pretty nose of blueberries, black cherries, barnyard, vegetables, light oak, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, sweet strawberries, vegetables, bitter herbs, graphite, chocolates, earth and peppercorn.

Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a simple Pinot Noir from Oregon. Easy drinking with light alcohol. A good everyday wine. Good by itself or with food and kosher.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

86 points.

$20.

Big Table Farm Winery Yamhill Chardonnay 2017, Oregon

Light golden in color.

On the nose lemons, citrus, yellow apples, spices and light oak.

Medium in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with citrus, limes, green apples, grapefruits, light vegetables, spices, light wood and white pepper.

Medium finish with almonds.

This is an easy drinking Chardonnay from Oregon. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. Better when not very chilled.

Good by itself or with food. I paired it with Brie cheese.

A very small production of only 87 cases. Unfined and unfiltered.

13.1% alcohol by volume.

87 Points.

$48