High Scoring Oregon Pinot Noirs

14 Jul High Scoring Oregon Pinot Noirs

Outstanding Oregon Pinots

It’s been a couple of outstanding vintages in Oregon, and no one benefits more than you. These are essential food wines for any table. Oregon strikes that balance between old world earthiness and the bright fruit most often associated with new world wines.

2013 Antica Terra Pinot Noir “Ceras,” Willamette Valleyantica
On Sale $79.99
Sleek, transparent and immensely appealing, with an open texture, delicate structure and harmony, persisting on the finish, displaying dark berry, orange peel, black tea and loamy earth complexity. The finish sails on. Drink now through 2023.
94 Points, Wine Spectator

2014 Elk Cove Pinot Noir Goodrich, Yamhill-Carlton District
On Sale $44.99
Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against powdery tannins on the long, vivid finish. Exciting, promising a great future. Best from 2017 through 2024. 700 cases made.
94 Points, Wine Spectator

2012 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir “Æolian,” Eola Amity Hills
On Sale $35.99
Brilliant ruby. High-pitched, mineral-laced red and dark berry scents are complemented by notes of cola, anise and vanilla bean. Silky and open-knit on entry, offering sweet black raspberry and rose pastille flavors that tighten up with air and pick up an exotic blood orange nuance. Shows excellent clarity and lift on the finish, which is framed by silky tannins.
92 Points, Vinous Media

2012 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Estate, Eola Amity Hills
On Sale $28.99
Soft and appealing, with gentle blackberry and black plum flavors riding easily over polished tannins and lingering on the expressive finish. The tannins are well-integrated, the flavors persistent. Drink now through 2022.
92 Points, Wine Spectator

2013 St. Innocent Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard, Yamhill-Carlton District
On Sale $39.99
Bright ruby. Sexy, smoke-tinged aromas of red and dark berry preserves, candied flowers and mocha, with a hint of sandalwood in the background. Sappy, sweet and expansive on the palate, offering concentrated blackberry, cherry-cola and rose pastille flavors that tighten up on the back half. This suave, seamless wine finishes with excellent clarity and length, its silky tannins building slowly.
92 Points, Vinous Media

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