Accolades

We are excited to share our recent accolades! 

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2012 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley($30) Bright ruby.  Ripe red and dark berry aromas and flavors are enlivened by a hint of white pepper.  Plump and seamless in texture, showing good weight but no lack of vivacity.  Closes with lingering spiciness, soft tannins and a lively jolt of peppery spices. Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. ISSUE 175, JULY/AUGUST 2014

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2012 Pinot Noir Krista’s Block Eola-Amity Hills($40) Bright ruby-red.  High-pitched red berry and floral aromas give way to deeper cherry, anise and earth with aeration.  Lively and precise on the palate, offering energetic black raspberry and blood orange flavors and a hint of bitter cherry pit.  This emphatically fruity, animated pinot finishes with excellent finishing clarity and lift and mineral-driven persistence.  Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. ISSUE 175, JULY/AUGUST 2014

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2012 Pinot Noir Jeffrey’s Block Eola-Amity Hills($40) Vivid ruby-red.  Ripe, spice-tinged scents of cherry and blackberry, with subtle licorice and woodsmoke notes adding complexity.  Succulent blackberry and rose pastille flavors put on weight with air while maintaining vibrancy and focus thanks to juicy acidity.  Silky tannins build slowly on the persistent finish, with the smoke and floral notes echoing. Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar. ISSUE 175, JULY/AUGUST 2014

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2010 Estate Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ($25) Medium ruby color; deep earthy, herbal aromas; complex earthy cherry with herbal notes; rich and round flavors; good structure and balance; long finish. Rich, earthy Pinot that needs time to open up. – Pinot Report. Issue #93, 3/1/14.

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2010 Krista’s Block Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ($35) Bright red.  A seductively perfumed bouquet evokes red and dark berries, orange pith, Asian spices and incense.  Zesty red fruit and floral pastille flavors show a suave blend of power and finesse, with no rough edges.  Nervy and precise on the finish, with lasting notes of sweet rose and red berry.- Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.

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2009 Estate Pinot Noir,  Eola-Amity Hills ($25)
Polished, generous and round, this is light-footed, offering dark berry and currant notes that linger impressively. Smoky elements add a delicious undertone. Drink now through 2017. 300 cases made. –Harvey Steiman, Wine Spectator.

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2009 Krista’s Block Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills ($35). Deep red.  Ripe raspberry and cherry on the nose, with a floral nuance adding complexity.  Pliant, silky and sweet, offering red berry preserve and floral pastille flavors and an enlivening note of blood orange.  Concentrated but lithe and precise, with excellent finishing energy and a lingering floral note.- Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.

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2008 Reseve Pinot Noir,  Eola-Amity Hills ($50). Dark red.  Deep, pure aromas of redcurrant, cherry-cola, loam and rose oil.  Pliant, sweet and concentrated, offering sweet red fruit flavors and suggestions of licorice and bitter chocolate.  A zesty mineral note adds lift and cut to the clinging finish, which is firmed by dusty, fine-grained tannins that build slowly with air.  Shows plenty of complexity now but thiswine seems to just be entering its drinking window.- Josh Raynolds, Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar.