Tag: Willamette Valley

Big Table Farm Winery Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020, Oregon

A very pretty color of light ruby with light intensity, and a wide reddish/brick rim.

Strong nose of bing cherries, cooked plums, light oak, spices, tobacco, chocolates and light raisins.

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with cherries, raspberries, spices, light oak, licorice, chocolates, tobacco and black pepper.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very nice Pinot Noir from Williamette Valley. Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. Tangy and interesting.

Good right out of the bottle and easy drinking. A good sipping wine. Good by itself or with food.

This 2-year-old, is already showing nice complexity, which is always nice to see.

Will continue to age nicely in the next 5 years.

Unfiltered and unfined.

12.9% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$48.

Stoller Family Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2020, Oregon




Ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Light to medium in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with a soft mouthfeel.

Showing cherries, sweet strawberries, spices, light wood, milk chocolates and light tobacco.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and raspberries.

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Williamette Valley. Nicely balanced with soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle. Easy drinking, and good by itself or with food.

I gave it a light chill, and paired it with mozzarella wrapped with prosciutto.

Aged for 12 months in 15% new oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$25.

Big Table Farm The Wild Bee Chardonnay 2020, Willamette Valley, Oregon

Light yellow in color with a golden tint.

Nose of apples, lemons, citrus, light oak, light tropical fruits, herbs, spices and minerals.

Light to medium in body and creamy, with medium plus acidity,

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, citrus, lemons, apples, earth, light wood, pears, spices, pineapples and black pepper.

Nice length on the spicy finish with limes, spices and bitter almonds.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Oregon. Very lightly oaked, which is very nice. Easy drinking and interesting.

This is a great sipping wine. Nicely balanced with mild complexity, and spicier than I expected it to be.

Would be interesting to try it in a couple of years, and see how it evolves.

Good by itself or with food. I enjoyed it all by itself, by the beach.

12.6% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$30.

Big Table Farm Winery House Wine Pinot Noir 2018, Willamette Valley, Oregon



Ruby in color with a wide reddish/ brick rim.

Fruity nose with bing cherries, blueberries, sweet strawberries, earth, licorice, light oak, spices, peppercorn and herbs.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with sweet cherries, red plums, strawberries, raspberries, spices, light oak, bitter herbs, tobacco leaf, earth, dark coffee and black pepper.

Soft finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a nice Pinot Noir from Oregon. Nicely balanced, spicy, fruit forward and engaging.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 20 minutes of air time, when complexity and tannins show up.

This 4 year old is drinking very nicely now. Easy drinking and a good porch wine.

I gave it a light chill, and paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

14.1% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$42.

Big Table Farm Winery Laughing Pig Rosé 2021 Willamette Valley, Oregon



Light salmon in color with a pink hue.

Fruity nose of raspberries, strawberries, cherries, spices, light herbs, citrus, limes and light vegetables.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with cherries, strawberries, earth, spices, citrus, pears, red apples, minerals and white pepper.

Nice finish with spices and limes.

This is a very tasty Rosé from Oregon. Nicely balanced with a soft and elegant mouthfeel.

Good by itself or with food. Showing nice complexity and very easy to drink, so watch out.

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

100% Pinot Noir grapes. Unfiltered and unfined. A small production of only 450 cases.

14.2% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$36.

Chehalem Wines Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2020, Willamette Valley, Oregon



Light purple in color with a wide purplish rim.

Fruity nose of cherries, raspberries, strawberries, light tobacco, chocolates and black pepper.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity and thin legs.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, cherries, light oak, spices, tobacco, chocolates, coffee and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine tannins and sour cranberries.

This is a nice and elegant Pinot Noir from Oregon. Fresh and fruit forward. Light and engaging.

Nicely balanced with a soft mouthfeel. A good porch wine. Will be nice to revisit it in a couple of years.

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food. I gave it a light chill, and paired it with fresh berries, cheeses and crackers.

100% Pinot Noir grapes were aged in French oak barrels (15% new) for 8 months.

13% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$30.




Chemistry Wines Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2019, Oregon



Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

On the nose citrus, lemons, apples and spices.

Medium bodied with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with lemons, citrus, apples, spices and white pepper.

Tangy finish with limes and grapefruits.

This is an easy drinking Chardonnay from Oregon. Nice and good by itself and with food.

A good everyday wine and good for parties too.

I paired it with fried fish with fresh lemon.

13% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$15.

Stoller Family Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rosé 2021, Oregon

Pale salmon in color.

Nose of citrus, limes, strawberries, cherries, spices, minerals, lemons and peaches.

Medium bodied with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with sour cherries, unripe raspberries, earth, limes, lemons, light grapefruits, river rocks, green apples and herbs.

Tangy finish with limes and white pepper.

This is a nice Rosé from Williamette Valley in Oregon. Tangy and interesting. Spicy and easy drinking.

Fruity, with a touch of Provence, especially on the palate. Gets earthier as it opens up with more vegetable notes and herbs.

Will pair nicely with food, but good by itself as well.

I paired it with a nice weather day, by the beach.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points

$28.

Chehalem Wines Inox Unoaked Chardonnay 2021 Willamette Valley, Oregon

Pale lemon in color with a green hue.

Nose of citrus, limes, red and green apples, light honey, melons, minerals and light white pepper.

Light to medium in body with medium plus acidity. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, spices, herbs and minerals.

Tangy finish with black pepper and limes.

This is a very tasty Chardonnay from Williamette Valley. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. 

Easy drinking and good by itself or with food.

A nice happy hour wine that I paired with shrimp cocktail, by the beach.

100% Chardonnay grapes were aged on their lees for 2 months in stainless steel vats.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$20.

Hundred Acre Kayli Morgan Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 Napa Valley, California




Dark ruby in color with a brick rim.

Beautiful nose of blueberries, blackberries, black currants, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, mint, espresso, earth, spices, black pepper, light vegetables, eucalyptus and pencil lead.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with blueberries, black plums, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, cloves, spices, tobacco leaf, chocolates, coffee, green olives, peppercorn, earth, black tea, light vegetables and herbs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 13 year old Cabernet Sauvignon is drinking very nicely now, although still young.

Gentle, elegant and tasty. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Nicely balanced with lots of fruits.

Tastes very much like a good quality left bank Bordeaux. Loved the nose here.


Will continue age nicely in the next 15 years. Would be nice to revisit it again in 5 years, as I see it becoming even better.

This Single Vineyard is a delicious wine that needs time to open up properly. I gave it 4 hours in the decanter.

Robert Parker 96 points.

Thank you Sonny for sharing this with me.

Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. I paired it with a Charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$600 (current vintage).