90 points

Eola Hills 2012 Chardonnay (Oregon)

This is solidly made, with forward and ripe fruit flavors of peach, pear and apple. A gentle touch with spices—cinnamon and baking spices—adds extra interest to the wine as it plays across the palate.

 — P.G.   Published 8/1/2014
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Eola Hills 2010 Chardonnay (Oregon)

This has notes of sleek mixed fruits and toasty, bourbon-barrel-influenced flavors of toasted hazelnut and buttered popcorn that usually come at a higher price. Drink now.

 — P.G.   Published 8/1/2012
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89 points

Eola Hills 2012 Pinot Noir (Oregon)

For an $18 Oregon Pinot, you can’t do much better than this well-made wine from a top-flight vintage. Brambly black cherry fruit carries a streak of cola, with ripe, moderate tannins balancing out a medium-long finish.

 — P.G.   Published 8/1/2014
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89 points

Eola Hills 2004 Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon)

The winery’s reserve Pinot is a substantial wine that clearly stands apart from its well-made budget bottle. (It should also be noted that, to the winery’s credit, their reserve costs about what most Oregon budget bottles go for). This is vertically structured with mixed red fruits and nicely detailed whiffs and…

 — P.G.   Published 4/1/2007
89 points

Eola Hills 1998 La Creole Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon)

Someone explain this labeling: La Creole Vineyard is a blend of 96% Feltz Vineyard and 4% Madrona Vineyard? No matter the name, it smells good, boasting plenty of smoky and woodsy aromas. The flavors are immature, almost grapey still, with some unintegrated vanilla and toast from oak, and fine tannins on the finish…

 — J.C.   Published 12/1/2000
88 points

Eola Hills 2013 Pinot Gris (Oregon)

This fresh young wine brings lively, tart fruit flavors of pineapple and grapefruit, with a crisp, wet stone finish. A lick of lime keeps you coming back for more.

 — P.G.   Published 8/1/2014
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88 points

Eola Hills 2005 La Creole Reserve Chardonnay (Oregon)

The reserve Chardonnay from Eola Hills gets an extra year in bottle, and it has a more elegant, vertical structure, with the fruit framed in toasty oak flavors and some tarragon spice. It’s persistent as well; the flavors seem to gather strength in the midpalate and continue through a strong and moderately complex finish.

 — P.G.   Published 11/15/2007
88 points

Eola Hills 2005 La Creole Reserve Pinot Noir (Oregon)

Eola Hills designates this one of their reserve Pinot Noirs, and it delivers a lot of flavor for the price, as do all of their wines. The entry is lovely, silky and seductive, spiced up with cinnamon and clove. It resonates through the mid-palate, never changing but not fading either, and there is none of the rough…

 — P.G.   Published 11/15/2007
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