2011 Iota Pelos Sandberg Vineyard, Eola-Amity Hills Oregon, Pinot Noir


With a beautiful, clean nose of sweet tree bark, faint menthol and rich soil; this outstanding Pinot is accompanied by a wet, lean mouth feel, masterful acidity and profound flavors of semi tart red cherry intertwined with dark cherry, poetic smokiness, sweet cedar and a lengthy cranberry finish.  An awesome wine!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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2012 Youngberg Hill Cuvee Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley


With a deep purple meets rich, red rose hue. This scrumptious Pinot gifts bountiful flavors of dark cherry, baking spice and sweet cedar, interwoven with zesty acid.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.   

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2007 Chateau Nonchalant Vineyards Estate Reserve Pinot Noir – Umpqua Valley


With a nose of bright red cherry, violets and fresh herbs. This medium weight mouthfeel Pinot lends stellar flavors of red raspberry and red currant and on the palate. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

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2010 Iota Cellars “Pelos- Sandberg Vineyard”, Eola- Amity Hills Pinot Noir


Beautiful enriched rose color expressing oak, fresh herbs, faint menthol, mushroom and soil on the nose. Gracefully balanced, this alluring Pinot gifts pleasing acidity, tart red fruit and slight graphite on the palate, finishing with a well calculated wisp of Holiday cranberry.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

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2009 Sokol Blosser Dundee Hills Pinot Noir


Wonderful bouquet of lime zest, fresh green grass and poetic earthiness while lending embracing acidity and a superb spectrum of red fruit and spice upon the palate.  Smiles upon all faces and blissful taste buds all around.  Sensational!   Keep Drinking and Keep Believing. 

Avelina 2009 Pinot Noir, Emerson Vineyards.


Medium bodied, luscious, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir with a glorious nose of perfume and rich flavors of red currant, cranberry, red cherry and mild clove on the palate.   Good consistency through and through. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Acrobat 2010 Oregon Pinot Noir


This 2010 Oregon Pinot Noir produced by King Estate Winery is mild, easy sipping and after about 20 minutes of airating, lends flavors of tree bark, eucalyptus, tart red cherries, dark chocolate and a hint of vanilla.  Good value at $20 and definitely prefer this over most California Pinots for the same price point. Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Left Coast Cellars 2006 Pinot Noir Cali’s Cuvee


This Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir drinks smooth and consistent offering flavors of ripe Bing cherries, clove, faint vanilla spice and a hint of menthol on the back palate.  For a Pinot Noir for $17, this is a sound buy.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

Capezzana Barco Reale di Carmignano 2006


Carmignano is an Italian wine region located in the Tuscany region and centered around the city of Carmignano, about 10 miles (16 kilometers) northwest of Florence and were know for creating “Super Tuscan” wines before they became en vouge.   I was so excited to try this wine from this special region.

I am making an assumption that this wine could have been a little corked judging by the continuous dank flavor in the mid palate venturing all the way through the finish, but this wine as a whole was extremely unbalanced and had a rugged tannin that was very unpleasant.  On a good note, this wine did have a nice bouquet of musk and violets and some rich flavors of dark chocolate, tobacco and toasted oak, but for the most part, this wine was extremely disappointing.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

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Pedroncelli Dry Creek Valley Merlot Bench Vineyards 2009


Soft, easy sipping with wonderfully balanced flavors of vanilla, ripe red raspberries and cherries with a hint of nutmeg.  Paired absolutely perfect with our grilled Balsamic Vinaigrette marinated chicken breasts and a magnificent buy for $15.  Keep Drinking and Keep Believing.

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