Oregon Pinot Noir - Published in March 2013

Oregon Pinot Noir

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Ponzi 2010 Aurora Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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The Aurora has just a bit more texture and density than its superb companion wine, the Avellana Pinot Noir. Black cherry, cola and baking spice notes are accented with touches of iron filings and slivers of dark chocolate. Thoughtful winemaking is on display here, creating a dense wine that is nonetheless immediately accessible and delicious.  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
94
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Kelley Fox 2010 Maresh Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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Made using fruit sourced from 40-year-old vines, this elegant and detailed Pinot does not shy away from flavors of leaf and herb. But they are anchored in pure and expressive fruit, with old-vine flavors of bramble and pepper. What is most exceptional is the delicacy and length of this wine, two characteristics shared by all the Kelley Fox wines.  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
93
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Ponzi 2010 Avellana Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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This was not an easy vintage in which to make wine with as much fruit and concentration as this bottling, but winemaker Luisa Ponzi has done it. Deep cherry fruit comes laced with cola and chocolate notes, filling the textural, detailed and full-bodied palate. It demonstrates terrific length and an elegant, balanced finish.  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
93
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Bergström 2010 de Lancellotti Vineyard Pinot Noir (Chehalem Mountains)

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With its built-in ageability and instant flavor appeal, this bottling may be the favorite of all the 2010s from Bergström. It’s complete and delicious, with muscle and depth—a mouth-pleasing mix of berry, cola, sandalwood and earth, plus exotic accents of incense and myrrh.  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
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Bergström 2010 Bergstrom Vineyard Pinot Noir (Dundee Hills)

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Though the vintage helped create a lighter-than-usual version of this benchmark Pinot, it’s beautifully crafted and fully realized. Like Burgundy, it disguises its power in a framework of elegantly defined fruits, acids and polished tannins. Cherry, plum, peach pit, pineapple and lemon oil notes are all in the mix. It’s a wine that invites contemplation and rewards…  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
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Rex Hill 2010 La Colina Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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The best of a very fine flight of 2010 Pinots from Rex Hill, the La Colina offers a succulent mix of crushed flower, berry and liquid rock. The flavors meld beautifully, with vivid, lively acidity that brings a touch of grapefruit. The label reads Willamette Valley, though the vineyard is in the Dundee Hills AVA.  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
93
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Rex Hill 2010 Jacob-Hart Vineyard Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley)

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A stunning return to the quality that was seen in 2008, this superb effort bursts onto the palate with brambly berries, sweet herbs, coffee grounds and somewhat stiff, but polished, tannins. It’s complex, with a touch of earthiness and generous length. The label reads Willamette Valley, though the vineyard is in the Chehalem Mountains AVA.  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
92
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Sineann 2011 Resonance Vineyard Reserve Pinot Noir (Yamhill-Carlton District)

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The 2011 Resonance Reserve has just a bit more concentration than the elegant regular bottling. There seems to be more new barrel influence as well, offering proportioned touches of milk chocolate, nougat and caramel. All in all, this is a tasty wine with fine length and impressive detail.  — P.G.  (3/1/2013)
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