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  • 2014 Ken Wright Pinot Noir Cellar Crawl Pack Gran Moraine Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (1/16/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose starts off a bit meaty and/or barnyard aromas followed by flowers, Kirsch and black berries. Flavors of Bing cherries, raspberries and strawberries. Medium to bright acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2014 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Cellar Crawl Pack Gran Moraine Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (1/13/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of ash, black pepper, black cherries and fresh cut flowers. Flavors of red raspberries, red cherries and an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2015 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Cellar Crawl Pack Gran Moraine Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (1/11/2021)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of black cherry, black berry and black pepper. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and a bit of an earthy finish. Medium acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink with air or continue to hold. (92 points)

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  • 2015 Beaux Frères Pinot Noir Cellar Crawl Pack Gran Moraine Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Yamhill-Carlton (1/8/2021)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of leather, dust, black cherries and black berries. Flavors of black cherries, black berries and bitters. Medium to bright acidity, firm tannin, bull bodied. Hold. (93 points)

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  • 2010 Le Cadeau Pinot Noir Rocheux – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (12/23/2020)
    WIML92

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, fairly clear looking. Nose of birch, potpourri, balsamic, black cherry and a bit of dust. Tangy flavors of red raspberries, cherries and a hint of strawberry. Medium to tart acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink over the short term. (92 points)

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  • 2007 J. K. Carriere Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley (10/28/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about 90 minutes.

    Garnet to dark garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of soapstone, black pepper, lavender, leather and a hint of Kirsch. Flavors of tart black berries, cherries and raspberries. Tart acidity, medium to firm tannin, full bodied. Drink now. (92 points)

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  • 2006 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (8/22/2020)
    WIML94

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of red berries, rose petals, nutmeg and red hills dirt. Flavors of tangy raspberries, cherries and minerals. Medium to tangy acidity, medium tannin, medium to full bodied. Drink over the short term. (94 points)

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  • 2010 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (7/30/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over 3 hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of Kirsch, black berries, black pepper and dust. Flavors of black raspberries, Bing cherries and plums. Tangy acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. Needs a little air to open then go for it. (93 points)

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  • 2011 Thomas Pinot Noir Dundee Hills – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (5/30/2020)
    WIML93

    Tasted non blind. Opened and served immediately. Followed over about two hours.

    Garnet color in the glass, clear looking throughout. Nose of red hills dirt, smoke and a dusting of white pepper. Flavors of cranberries, raspberries, plums and red cherries. Bright acidity, medium tannin, full bodied. Drink or hold. (93 points)

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  • 2013 Argyle Chardonnay Blanc de Blancs – USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills (2/22/2020)
    WIML90

    Tasted non blind.

    Light yellow color in the glass, clear looking throughout with tiny, light beading. Nose of Sulfur, yellow pear and yellow apple. Flavors of green apples, pears and lemon zest. Bright acidity, full bodied. Drink now. (90 points)

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