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Wines from Eola-Amity Hills

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Evening Land 2010 Seven Springs Vineyard Summum Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills)

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  1. $90
This sets a high standard for Oregon Chardonnay. Bright and snappy, yet deep and concentrated, it’s a symphony of lemon, citrus, stone and tropical fruits, well-differentiated yet perfectly integrated. The extraordinary length and precise focus, along with the overall balance and structure, suggest that this should improve for many years to come.  — P.G.  (12/1/2012)
95
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Evening Land 2010 Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $60
Gorgeously ripe fruit packs this wine with tropical flavors of cantaloupe, apricot and papaya. Lemony acid keeps it fresh and vibrant, and the overall texture and complexity are a revelation. Both of Evening Land’s Chardonnays elevate the grape to new heights in this part of the Willamette Valley.  — P.G.  (12/1/2012)
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Evening Land 2010 Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

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  1. $60
In a stellar lineup of 2010 Evening Land Pinots, this is the best. It displays eye-popping character and depth, a ripe powerhouse at just 13.1% alcohol. Black cherry fruit comes laced with cinnamon and baking spice notes. It’s a full, round, rich, and fruity wine that just never quits.  — P.G.  (12/1/2012)
94
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Evening Land 2010 Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

  • Editors' Choice
  1. $45
A richly detailed riot of flavors, this outstanding Pinot Noir offers notes of lavender and rosemary on the nose and flavors of strawberry and raspberry on the palate, with hints of beetroot, clean earth and anise. The finish adds a lingering, resonant flavor of pastis.  — P.G.  (12/1/2012)
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Ken Wright 2008 Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

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  1. $50
The top wine from Ken Wright in 2008, this beautifully elegant wine clocks in at just 13.3% alcohol, yet delivers a mouthful of delicious flavors. A lovely mix of cranberry, pomegranate and wild raspberry is annotated with dusty herb. Excellent midpalate concentration and length.  — P.G.  (6/1/2010)
93
points

Cristom 2009 Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

  1. $50
This is classic Oregon Pinot Noir at its most svelte and stylish. Fresh and clean upon entry, it showcases its raspberry and cherry fruit in a delicate wrap of leaf and bark. The tannins are in perfect proportion; the finish is complex and intriguing.  — P.G.  (6/1/2012)
93
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Evening Land 2011 Seven Springs Vineyard La Source Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills)

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  1. $65
Much like its companion Chardonnay from the same vineyard, this offers tart yellow fruits, a splash of lime and a lick of toasted coconut. What separates the two is this wine’s distinctive minerality underpinning the mouthfeel. The wine spent 11 months in 25% new oak.  — P.G.  (2/1/2014)
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Cristom 2009 Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

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  1. $50
Stylish, precise, elegant and evocative, the Jessie may be the best of an excellent single-vineyard lineup from Cristom in 2009. Light toast rims deep black-fruit flavors, with excellent concentration. The lengthy finish brings in streaks of espresso and clean earth. This has the balance and detail to reward significant cellaring.  — P.G.  (6/1/2012)
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