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Wines from Eola-Amity Hills

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

  • Cellar Selection
  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)

  • Cellar Selection
  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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Evening Land 2012 Seven Springs Vineyard Summum Chardonnay (Eola-Amity Hills)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $90
The Summum block sits at the vineyard’s highest elevation, and seems to ripen more slowly and give extra complexity at lower sugar levels. Elegant and refined, with fruit flavors less in your face than its sister cuvées, this mixes citrus flavors of lemon, lime and pink grapefruit, along with lighter suggestions of pineapple and a hint of papaya. It’s complex and…  — P.G.  (12/1/2014)
94
points

Ken Wright 2012 Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

  1. $65
The 30-year-old vines at Canary Hill seem to have ripened well at lower brix, yielding a full-flavored, forward wine with lovely plum and cherry fruit. There also are pleasing details of leaf and cured meat, in a wine that keeps on giving the more you look.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
94
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Ken Wright 2012 Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

  • Cellar Selection
  1. $65
A spine of steel runs through the core of this wine, supporting spicy fruit flavors of cranberry, pomegranate and raspberry. Details of black tea contribute to the length, while the balanced tannins and underlying minerality give it still more structural support.  — P.G.  (8/1/2014)
94
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Ken Wright 2008 Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (Eola-Amity Hills)

  • Cellar Selection
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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)
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