Colene Clemens aerial view

Colene Clemens Vineyard 2014 Dopp Creek (Chehalem Mountain) Pinot Noir

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot recommended the Colene Clemens Dopp Creek pinot noir. Lush aromas of strawberries and dark fruit. Lush, dense palate of black cherries with bright acid and spicy tannins. Long finish with notes of five spice […]

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Oregon Cares

Oregon Cares October 22 at the Allison Inn and Spa

Oregon Cares will be held Sunday, October 22 at the Allison Inn and Spa in Newberg, Oregon. The minimum donation is $125 per ticket:  

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Pinotfest Crowd

Pinotfest 2014: the Best of the Rest

A few weeks ago we reviewed the two best newcomers: Reuling Vineyards and Ernest Vineyards. Today we want to review seven excellent wines. This is Pinotfest 2014: the best of the rest. In roughly the order in which we tasted them, they […]

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J Christopher J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot (Mountain View, CA, see map below) invited us over for a “French Burgundy vs. Oregon Pinot Noir tasting.”  The French burgundies were, well, French.  Lots of earthy and mineral flavors and aromas.  Oregon was represented by J. […]

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Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA

One of our best single day experiences on our summer trip was discovering Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA (American Viticultural Area).  We’d recommend heading straight for Carlton on the first day and enjoying being able to wander around on foot rather than […]

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Winery Road Trips

Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA

One of our best single day experiences on our

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Oregon Wineries Road Trip

We spent a couple of weeks on an Oregon

Extraordinary pinot noir

Colene Clemens aerial view

Colene Clemens Vineyard 2014 Dopp Creek (Chehalem Mountain) Pinot Noir

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot recommended the Colene

Pinotfest Crowd

Pinotfest 2014: the Best of the Rest

A few weeks ago we reviewed the two best newcomers:

J Christopher J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot (Mountain View, CA, see

Nine Best Wineries

Nine of the Best for Oregon Pinot Noir

Here are nine of the many good pinot noir 

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