Julia Crowley

Location: Eugene, OR

Award-winning wine writer & owner of TheRealWineJulia.com; as well as, the Oregon Correspondent for Snooth - bringing the wines of Oregon to life through words & wisdom. The luscious & elegant Oregon Pinot Noir captured my heart a long time ago.

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  • Nov 19, 2013 at 6:56pm

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    Julia Crowley's Review:
    Added Nov 19, 2013 at 6:56pm
    The dark berry fruit characteristics and light to medium structure sort of reminded me of Pinot Noir, less the mushroomy, earthy qualities that many Pinot have – making it a good wine to pair with loads of foods and an easy drinking red wine for those who think reds are too big and bold. The tannins are mellow and acidity is just right to round out the dark berry notes. Pair this with turkey and gravy, green bean casserole and roasted sweet potatoes.

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 6:54pm
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    Julia Crowley's Review:
    Added Nov 19, 2013 at 6:53pm
    Bright cherries, cranberries, cinnamon and fall spices are what this Pinot is all about. It’s low in tannins and has a bright acidity that makes it super food-friendly – like so many of Oregon’s Pinot Noirs. This will pair perfectly with turkey, stuffing and green bean casserole.

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 6:53pm
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    Julia Crowley's Review:
    Added Nov 19, 2013 at 6:52pm
    Pears, nectarines, honey and spice in both aromas and flavors flow in juicy waves from the front of the palate towards the back, ending with a pleasant lemony-ginger flavor. This would be great alongside a slice of pumpkin pie, but its so versatile it would also pair well with any type of salad, especially a Waldorf salad.

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 6:51pm
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    Added Nov 19, 2013 at 6:51pm
    Alluring tropical aromas of pineapple and tangerine flow through to the palate with fresh acidity – giving it spectacular balance. A hint of fall spice and lemon on the finish adds a refreshing depth of character. Along with Brandborg Winery’s Gewürztraminer, this is one of the best I’ve had in Oregon. Pairs well with mashed potatoes, cranberries, salads and cheeses.

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 6:49pm
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    Julia Crowley's Review:
    Added Nov 19, 2013 at 6:49pm
    Notes of fresh, crisp apple and pear along with hints of sweet Meyer lemon create a beautifully balanced, juicy and refreshing Pinot Gris – an excellent representation of Oregon Pinot Gris. If any kind of salad is on the Thanksgiving menu, this will be a stellar pairing. It’ll also be nice with warm, buttery mashed potatoes.

  • Nov 19, 2013 at 6:47pm
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  • Nov 19, 2013 at 6:46pm

    Airlie 7 2011

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    Julia Crowley's Review:
    Added Nov 19, 2013 at 6:45pm
    The seven grapes blended to produce this white wine (in order of most to least) are Müller Thurgau, Pinot Gris, Viognier, Gewürztraminer, Riesling, Chardonnay and Pinot Blanc. The aromas and flavors immediately reminded me of my days in the Florida Keys – juicy tropical pineapple, grapefruit and key lime are highlighted by a tiny touch of jasmine. Subtle acidity balances out the fruitiness and leaves the palate refreshed and wanting more. Anything and everything Thanksgiving will pair well with 7.

  • May 25, 2013 at 9:30pm
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  • May 19, 2013 at 3:36pm

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    Julia Crowley's Review:
    Added May 19, 2013 at 3:36pm
    As many of my regular readers know, I am a huge fan of Oregon Chardonnay and a firm believer that it should be considered one of our signature grapes - right alongside Pinot Noir. Aromas of pears, honeysuckle, Meyer lemons and a hint of wet stone enter onto the palate with a super-pleasing citrus-zest. Green apple, clove and a tiny hint of vanilla are highlighted by refreshing minerality that is simply superb with the fruit and spice flavors. Unlike some Chardonnays that have a tendency to feel heavy on the palate, this one is more light and crisp, yet still retains excellent depth of character. Fermented in 100% percent French oak barrels, with 1/6 being new oak, the estate Chardonnay was sourced from two different blocks - one being a cooler site than the other and each contributing different characteristics. This Carabella Chardonnay could easily have a much higher price tag

  • May 19, 2013 at 3:34pm

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    Julia Crowley's Review:
    Added May 19, 2013 at 3:34pm
    This had to be one of the most beautifully hued Rosés I have ever seen. Complex floral, strawberry and Bing cherry aromas and flavors were highlighted by alluring spices that flowed in silky waves from the front of the palate to the back. Mid palate bright acidity rounded out the fruit, making it smooth, refreshing, extremely well balanced and one of the best Rosés I've had all spring. Fermented in stainless steel, Mike Hallack decided his first ever Rosé should be cold soaked on Carabella's very dark skinned Pinot Gris 152 Pomace, which imparted the gorgeous color; as well as, giving it the beautiful complex aromas and flavors.

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