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2008 North Valley Hyland White

Clear, bright lemon yellow color. Clean nose with medium-low intensity aromas of citrus, lime, steel, stone fruits, and slate. Dry, medium body, high acidity, medium alcohol, and flavors of green apple, lime, tart peach, and pineapple. Unbalanced acidity—even for an acid freak—and perhaps a little past its prime. Rough. Not recommended.
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2008 Cristom灰皮诺

清晰,明亮,柔和的金黄色。中等浓度的梨香,杏香,焦糖布丁香及矿物质的味道。味道上为干白,中等酸度,中等酒精度,和梨,苹果,柑橘,柠檬水的风味。口腔里的明显的温热表明了略高的酒精度。中等长度的余味。与水果味沙拉搭配是首选。推荐级别。 标签:Cristom葡萄园,埃奥拉-友好山,俄勒冈州,灰皮诺,品酒笔记,白葡萄酒,威拉米特谷,酒
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2008 Cristom Pinot Gris

Clear, bright, soft golden color. Medium intensity aromatics of pear, apricot, crème brûlée, and stone. Dry on the palate, with medium acidity, medium alcohol, and flavors of pear, apple, citrus, lemon water. A little alcohol is noticeable as the wine warms up. Medium finish. Pair with a salad dressed in a fruit-based vinaigrette. Recommended.
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2007 Domaine Coteau Pinot Noir

This is an interesting wine, a blend of the Burgundian and the New World. The nose offers up cherries surrounded by wafting odors of mushrooms and scorched stone. The palate is a similar blend of red fruit, tart cherries and cranberry, with mushrooms not washed quite clean of black earth, river rocks charred with a torch until they crack, and a hint of smoked meat. Think Volnay in a forest fire. Drink with smoked duck.
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2008 Dragon’s Bluff Pinot Noir, Volcanic Rock Select

It is almost Burgundian, rather like a light Pommard. Nose of earth, cedar, and lingonberry. Opens up on the palate with vibrant flavors of dark cherry. Finishes a tad short, but still a superior Pinot Noir—far, far better than a lot of the insipid wines touted as “good Pinot.” Great with lamb.
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Palate Press Wine of the Week: Willamette Valley Vineyards Quinta Reserva Pinot Noir Port-Style

A beautiful and light vision of port, the 2007 Quinta Reserva is made entirely of pinot noir grapes fortified with brandy from the winery's own fruit, making it unlike other more traditional ports. This wine shows concentrated flavors of black cherries, ripe black plums, and sweet strawberries with well-integrated silky dark chocolate and a sensually exotic spice that lingers on the delightfully long finish. The 9.3% residual sugar and 18% alcohol by volume are well balanced by good acidity, giving the wine good structure and drinkability. Try a glass with cocoa nibs, hard cheeses, or all on its own with just a few friends and maybe a good cigar; it's a truly luxurious dessert destined to make a memorable end to any evening. Read more about Willamette Valley Vineyards at Sip With Me.
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Willamette Valley Vineyards Quinta Reserva Pinot Noir Port-Style

A beautiful and light vision of port, the 2007 Quinta Reserva is made entirely of pinot noir grapes fortified with brandy from the winery's own fruit, making it unlike other more traditional ports. This wine shows concentrated flavors of black cherries, ripe black plums, and sweet strawberries with well-integrated silky dark chocolate and a sensually exotic spice that lingers on the delightfully long finish. The 9.3% residual sugar and 18% alcohol by volume are well balanced by good acidity, giving the wine good structure and drinkability. Try a glass with cocoa nibs, hard cheeses, or all on its own with just a few friends and maybe a good cigar; it's a truly luxurious dessert destined to make a memorable end to any evening. Read more about Willamette Valley Vineyards at Sip With Me.