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Points and Press - 2010 Vintage

Wine Spectator Insider, July 24, 2013

92 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Meredith Mitchell
"Vivid, vibrant and beautifully sculpted, this reins in the tannins to gently underline the juicy cherry, raspberry and floral flavors, persisting on the lively finish. Drink now through 2020."—H.S.

The Tasting Panel, June 2013

93 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Meredith Mitchell
"Exemplary Oregon pinot—bright, racy and pure with juicy cherry and raspberry fruit; lively and bracing with great structure and depth; charming and long."

Wine Spectator, May 31, 2013

90 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Reserve
"Light and refreshing, with cherry and a hint of mint dancing through the long, expressive finish. Drink now through 2016." — HS

The Tasting Panel, May 2013

93 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Reserve
"Smooth and juicy with bright, fresh raspberry and nervy cherry; bracing and delicious with Burgundian style and loads of charm."

Wine & Spirits, April 2013

89 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Meredith Mitchell
"Ash and root-cellar scents frame cherry-compote flavors. The modest acidity makes it feel a bit loose, but there's plenty of tannin to close."

Wine & Spirits, April 2013

90 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Trig
"Scents of cocoa and graham flour add depth to this wine's black cherry, plum and sasparilla flavors. It's a generous pinot to serve with roast duck."

Wine Spectator

90 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Estate Adalfo
"Silky, ripe and distinctive, offering cherry and tar flavors on a beautifully open texture, echoing nicely on the espressive finish. Drink now though 2017." — HS

International Wine Cellar

91 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Olenik
"Light, bright red. Sexy, high-pitched aromas of strawberry, rose, and Asian spices, with a hint of white pepper building with air. Tangy and precise on the palate, offering sweet red fruit flavors and a silky, seamless texture. A blood orange quality adds bite to the very long, spicy, appealingly sweet finish." — ST

Wine Spectator, Web only

90 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Olenik
"Light and zingy, with vibrant acidity supporting modest but well-formed red berry and tobacco flavors, finishing with a touch of coffee. Drink now through 2017. 100 cases made." — HS

Wine & Spirits, December 2012

90 Points, Best Buy: 2010 Pinot noir Olenik
"An older vineyard in the Chehalem Mountains, Olenik’s oldest blocks are planted to Wadenswil and Pommard clones, which may account for the subtle, rosy spice adorning the wine’s red plum scents. Its flavors are deeper but still lively, the fruit bearing a warmth and length that suggests it will age well." — PJC

San Francisco Chronicle, October 12, 2012

"Stunning": 2010 Pinot noir Willamette Valley
"Scott Shull's basic blend of 11 vineyard sites includes components from locales both famous (Shea) and lesser known. The result is a perfect snapshot of classic Oregon – floral, juicy and fresh, with wild strawberry and a fennel accent. And for that price? Stunning.

Wine Spectator Insider, June 13, 2012

93 Points: 2010 Pinot noir Shea
"Lithe, supple and lively, with raspberry, strawberry and rose petal aromas and flavors. Finishes with refined tannins and refreshing balance. Drink now through 2017." — HS

Portland Monthly, September 2011

91 Points: 2010 Pinot gris Willamette Valley
"For fans of traditional Oregon pinot gris, winemaker Scott Shull's latest vintage will certainly satisfy. Featuring clean scents of apple blossoms and tangerine, sweet flavors of pears and Meyer lemon, bright acidity and a juicy finish, this wine will pair well with clams in garlic butter or grilled salmon."

Wine & Spirits, August 2011

91 Points: 2010 Pinot gris Willamette Valley
"This well-balanced white is broad and biscuity at the outset, with a hint of nutmeg over scents of quince. The flavors are sweet and fresh, while citrusy acidity informs the finish. For a lean pork dish."

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