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Pinot Gris    

 

Bellevue Cross
Carabella Vineyard
Meredith Mitchell

91 PM

91 W&S

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."

Pinot Noir

   

Tuscowallame

90 WS

Wine Spectator
February 2013
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 expressive finish. Drink now through 2017." HS

Gran Moraine

 

Meredith Mitchell

92 WSI

93 TP

89 W&S

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."

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 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.

Olenik

90 W&S

90 WS

91 IWC

Wine & Spirits
December 2012
90 Points, Best Buy
2010 Pinot noir
Olenik Vineyard

"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

Wine Spectator
Web only
90 Points
2010 Pinot noir
Olenik Vineyard

"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

International Wine Cellar
91 Points
2010 Pinot noir
Olenik Vineyard

"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

Bellevue Cross
Gran Moraine
Meredith Mitchell
Shea
Tuscowallame

93 TP

90 WS

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 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

Bellevue Cross

 

Shea

93 WSI

Wine Spectator Insider
June 13, 2012
93 Points
2010 Pinot noir
Shea Vineyard

"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

Meredith Mitchell
Shea
Tuscowallame

90 W&S

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."

Arbre Vert
Atticus
Bellevue Cross
Coats and Whitney
Gran Moraine
Harbinger
Le Cadeau
Meredith Mitchell
Shaw
Shea
Tuscowallame

SFC

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."

Grüner Veltliner    

Tuscowallame

 
     
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