Tag: Willamette Valley

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).



Chemistry Wines Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2019, Oregon



Purple in color with medium intensity and a wide purple rim.

On the nose black currants, raspberries, spices, tobacco, black pepper, light oak, spices and herbs.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity.

Dry on the palate with raspberries, currants, red plums, cherries, light oak, spices, chocolates, dark coffee, light earth and black pepper.

Tangy finish with soft tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty Pinot Noir from Oregon. Soft and elegant. Fruit forward and nicely balanced.

Smells more like a Syrah, and tastes like a blend of a California Pinot and burgundy. Interesting stuff.

Good right out of the bottle and good by itself or with food. A nice porch wine, too.

Aged in stainless steel and 15% oak barrels.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$19.

Stoller Family Estate Chemistry Pinot Noir Rosé Bubbles Non Vintage, Willamette Valley, Oregon



A pretty color of salmon with a peachy hue.

On the nose citrus, limes, raspberries, earth and minerals.

Medium plus in body with medium plus acidity and medium sized bubbles. Crisp and refreshing.

Dry on the palate with lemons, strawberries, raspberries, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, herbs, earth and spices.

Tangy finish with limes.

This is a nice and easy drinking sparking wine from Oregon. Nicely balanced and refreshing. Tangy and interesting.

Feels fresh and enjoyable by itself and with food. I paired it with light appetizers.

12.5% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$28.

Sleight of Hand Cellars Kosher Magic Cabernet Sauvignon 2019, Horse Heaven Hills, Washington State





Deep purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose of black currants, plums, oak, cloves, vanilla, spices, chocolates, bell pepper, tobacco, bitter herbs, vegetables, earth, licorice and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and fat legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, cooked plums, figs, light oak, spices, chocolates, green vegetables, herbs, dark coffee, alcohol, graphite and peppercorn.

Medium finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This young Cabernet Sauvignon from Washington State is already tasty and good by itself.

Good right out of the bottle, and gets earthier as it opens up (1 hour).

This Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is smooth and soft. Fruit forward and elegant.

Still young and needs a few years in the bottle to mature properly. Would Age nicely in the next 7 to 10 years.

A very enjoyable sipping wine, and good with food too. Will pair nicely with BBQ Meats. Kosher and not Mevushal.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$90.

Topel Winery Orsa Rosé of Pinot Noir 2020, Russian River Valley, California

Pale salmon in color.

Light nose of limes, grapefruits, earth, river rocks, raspberries, minerals and spices.

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

Dry on the palate with light strawberries, cranberries, limes, grapefruits, green apples, earth and bitter herbs.

Tangy finish with bitter almonds.

This is a nice and refreshing Rosé from Russian River Valley. Tangy and spicy.

Earthier than I expected, and feels like a Rosé from Southern France.

Easy drinking and good for the pool. Good by itself and better with food.

12.8% alcohol by volume.

88 points.

$22.