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Excerpts from "Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot" by Josh Raynolds, Vinous, January  2018

2014 Pommard Clone Pinot Noir: Bright-rimmed ruby. Expansive red and dark berry liqueur, Asian spice and incense aromas develop cola and smoky mineral nuances in the glass. Sappy, sweet and focused on the palate, offering juicy raspberry, boysenberry and rose pastille flavors joined by suggestions of five-spice powder. Smooth and seamless in texture, showing suave, harmonious tannins and impressive, floral-driven persistence. 93 points, January 2018

2014 Wadenswil Clone Pinot Noir: Limpid ruby-red. Highly perfumed aromas of black raspberry, cherry cola, exotic spices and sandalwood pick up a floral overtone as the wine stretches out. Palate-staining red berry preserve, blood orange, rose pastille and spicecake flavors become deeper with air while maintaining vivacity. Finishes on a suave floral note, displaying superb clarity, lingering spiciness and silky tannins that merge smoothly into the energetic fruit. 93 points, January 2018


2013 Amalie's Cuvée Pinot Noir: Vibrant red. Sharply focused, mineral- and spice-accented aromas of fresh red berries, candied rose and allspice pick up incense and mocha nuances with air. Sappy strawberry, bitter cherry and floral pastille flavors show excellent clarity and energetic lift, along with a suave hint of spicecake. Finishes subtly tannic and quite long, featuring building sweetness and emphatic floral persistence. 92 points, January 2018


2013 Estate Selection Pinot Noir: Limpid red. A complex, highly perfumed bouquet evokes fresh red fruit, blood orange and floral pastilles, and a strong suggestion of exotic Moroccan spices builds with aeration. Shows very good depth of flavor but comes off lithe, offering zesty raspberry, bitter cherry and spicecake flavors that take a turn to darker fruits on the back half. A hint of vanilla sweetens a very long, silky, gently tannic finish that leaves five-spice powder and candied lavender notes behind. 92 points, January 2018


2013 iPinot Pinot Noir: Vivid red. Vibrant red berry and floral aromas are complemented by suggestions of cola, mocha and white pepper. Silky and open-knit, showing good energy and appealing sweetness to the strawberry, cherry and spicecake flavors. Lively and incisive in style. Finishes on a smoky note, featuring harmonious tannins and lingering spiciness. 90 points, January 2018


2013 Pommard Clone Pinot Noir: Bright red. Lively, spice- and smoke-tinged red currant and cherry aromas and flavors show good clarity and pick up floral and underbrush nuances with air. Juicy, focused and light on its feet, showing good energy and cut on the incisive finish, which betrays just a whisper of gentle tannins. This Pinot is drinking well right now. 90 points, January 2018


2013 The Uncarved Block Pinot Noir: Brilliant red. Fresh red berry, potpourri and incense aromas, along with subtle licorice, vanilla and pipe tobacco flourishes. Gently sweet and aromatic in the mouth, offering juicy raspberry and cherry flavors that are firmed by a spine of juicy acidity. Fine-grained tannins move in slowly on the finish, which lingers with very good, spice-driven persistence. 91 points, January 2018