Tag: Willamette Valley

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.


Tenuta Sette Ponti Crognolo Toscana IGT 2018, Italy

Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

On the nose, black plums, black currants, stewed cherries, vanilla, oak, light vegetables, coffee, licorice, spices and black pepper.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity and nice legs.

Dry on the palate with cherries, plums, black currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, licorice, tobacco, earth, herbs, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus in finish with fine grained tannins and tangy raspberries.

This is a very tasty and tangy Sangiovese based red from Tuscany. Showing nice complexity with a nice mouthfeel. Spicy, powerful and tangy.

Still young and would be better in 3 to 5 years. A good quality wine with good potential. Would continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Needs time to open up. I gave it 90 minutes, but I don’t think it was enough. Still a little hot, which will dissipate with time.

A good food wine that I paired with cheeses and olives. Will pair nicely with pizza.

A blend of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Merlot.

14% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$25.

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.

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.