92+ Point Oregon Pinots-Jack Tipple’s Weekly Wine Picks 1/30/19-2/6/19
Jack’s Picks of the Week: 1/30/2019-2/6/2019
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Winemaker’s Notes: Our 2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris is perfumed with stone fruit aromas like nectarine, peach, and apricot. A touch of lime oil adds to the alluring aromas. This wine is crisp on the palate with hints of lemon rind and then opens up to a lovely mix of exotic fruits like kiwi fruit, mango, and guava. The finish is crisp, dry and refreshing.
93 Points The Tasting Panel: Reminiscent of a fine Alsace style Pinot Gris, the nectar-like perfume of apricot and pear, feathered by a temperance of honeysuckle, makes a memorable introduction to this Oregon charmer. Unctuous on the palate, the crush of ripe pear sidles with pineapple, peach and key lime which come in midway. Acid is not razor sharp, but heads that way, cutting through the sweeter side. Crisp and lean on the finish. Way over delivers.
On Sale Thru 2/6: $15.99
Winemaker’s Notes: Brimming with fresh blackberry and plum aromas, the Willamette Valley Pinot Noir gains earth and herb nuances with time. Ripe red plums and red cherries dominate the smooth palate, accented by a dash of herbs.
92 Points The Tasting Panel: Earth-toned aromas of plum and black raspberry are mesmerizing. Juicy black cherry melds with tilled soil and mushroom on the palate, creating a creaminess accented by dried herbs. The wine is aged in a mixture of stainless steel and oak for seven months before being racked clean prior to blending and bottling.
On Sale Thru 2/6: $21.99