Willamette Valley AVA Wine

 

The Willlamette Valley region in Oregon has a wine-making history that dates back to the 1850s. Early immigrant settlers began dabbling in wine-making, and their enterprises eventually won some local acclaim and attracted other vintners to follow suit, with a fair amount of success into the 20th century.
 
However, the Prohibition forced most wineries to shut down and pursue other business. In the era following Repeal, wine production was mostly from “Farmer’s Wineries,” who were government-licensed to produce fruit-based (berries, Concord grapes, etc.) wines. Though others attempted wines from Vitis vinifera grapes, they did so with little success.
 
But in the 1960s, a group of California oenologists from University of California at Davis became interested in Oregon as a potential up and coming region. They were particularly intrigued by the Willamette Valley for its climate and terroir, even though temperature studies at UC Davis found the region too cool Read more »

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  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

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  • Vista Hills Vineyard & Winery

    As the sun stirs awake behind a snow-capped Mt. Hood, John and Nancy McClintock stare at their fo...

  • de Ponte Cellars

    De Ponte Cellars is the site of one of the oldest vineyards in the Willamette Valley. This sceni...

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Willamette Valley AVA on Snooth

  • Stoller Family Estate Chardonnay Reserve Dundee Hills 2014

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    Caramel and melon aromas on the nose with vanilla and red apple notes and a floral, blossom note. Juicy and fresh in the mouth and quite expressive, this opens with peach and pineapple notes and follows with tart lemon zest and oaky butter adding a further depth before the citrus and cedar box finish with a touch of sweet spice. 92 pts Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Bethel Heights Chardonnay Estate 2014

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  • Winter's Hill Estate Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014

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    The Christmas hampers are very exclusive by nature and are delivered with a reason which makes a lonely soul feel happy. The hampers are thus sent through various online companies who makes the procedure more easy and time consuming. During the time of Christmas people staying in Singapore demand for these items and ultimately people Send Chris... Read More

    Wine review by Gifts4singapore


  • Winter's Hill Estate Dry Rose Pinot Noir Dundee Hills 2014

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    Savory cranberry raspberry aromas are inviting and cool in the glass. This is silky in the mouth and carries a nice firm fruit throughout, showing black cherry and watermelon with a clean ripe finish. Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Rose Rock Drouhin Oregon Zephirine Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills Oregon 2014

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    No written review

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  • Alexana Pinot Noir Revana Vineyard 2014

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  • Ayres One Ribbon Ridge Estate Pinot Noir 2014

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    No written review

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  • Brick House les Dijonnais Pinot Noir 2014

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  • Archery Summit Estate Pinot Noir 2014

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    Final pairing of the dinner at Savoy. Had this with Ahi Tuna and sauteed Mushrooms. Another terrific pairing. Opens with black and blue berries, bit of leather, oak, herbs, and dark, ripe Cherries. Nicely balanced tending toward the Herbs/Spice/Leather rather than Fruit. Excellent with plating. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner


  • Vino, I've been extolling Soter on these boards this whole decade. Good stuff.  More exposure for Kelley. How often do you get up to NYC Vino? These kinds of dinners (with the likes of Chambers) are usually well worth it.        An Evening of Incredible Pinot Noir, Starring Kelley Fox! Wednesday, April 13th, 7:30pm at Racines NY.We admire Kelley... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Oregon Pinot - Kelley Fox Wines


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