Yamhill County Wine

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Yamhill County is situated in the topmost part of the Willamette Valley region in Oregon. Though there is a history of wine-making in the region dating back to the 1850s with the first immigrant settlers, it wasn’t until long after the Repeal of the Prohibition that things began to take shape wine-wise. 
 
In the 1960s, oenologists from UC Davis saw the potential for wine production in the area, even though from a temperature perspective, the region’s climate was deemed to cool for quality production. Still, David Lett, Dick Erath and Charles Coury insisted on following up on their independent research and established their own vineyards within Yamhill County (Eyrie Vineyards, Erath Winery and David Hill Vineyard respectively). The varietals they chose to grow, Pinot Noir among them, were carefully selected according to what their research found suited to the terroir and climate. At Eyrie Vineyards in the Dundee Hills, David Lett is credited with planting the first Read more »

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  • Dolcetto

    History of the grape: The name means “little sweet one” in Italian. Dolcetto, along with Barbera and Nebbiolo is one ...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • Pinot Blanc

    History of the grape: Pinot Blanc was first grown in Burgundy and Champagne, France, and can be traced by some source...

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • de Ponte Cellars

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

  • Vista Hills Vineyard & Winery

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

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  • Belle Pente 'Murto Vineyard' Pinot Noir 2010

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    Wine review by GoldFork


  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc 2011

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    Fresh on the nose with aromas of pear, citrus and white floral highlights. This is classic Oregon Pinot Blanc in the mouth, focused and fresh with fine acids wrapped up in taut white fruits on the palate and gaining honeycomb and creamcicle nuance on the backend that helps drive the moderately long finish. Straddles the line between simply refre... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Trisaetum Riesling Estate Ribbon Ridge 2012

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    Rather subtle and complex in the nose with a warm savory dried herb and spice note with hints of candied green walnuts and bake apple fruit topped with a touch of lemon juice. On the sweet side, theres enough acid to keep this lively but the texture is a bit viscous and the flavors lean towards baked apple and dried fruit with a nice candied li... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Maysara Winery Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Willamette Reserve 2009

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    I love Pinot Noir from Oregon and this wine reinforces why I like them so much. Well balanced, light and fruity like many Pinot Noirs with a smooth finish. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


  • Alexana Pinot Gris Revana Vineyard 2011

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    ~ Editor's Choice ~Very pretty lessy/floral aromas greet the nose followed by jammy peach fruits and even a bit of red berry fruit with subtle hints of cream and licorice. rather medium full bodied and frankly rich in the mouth, this has terrific acidity supporting lush apple, peach and citrus flavors. The acidity lingers on the long, vivid fini... Read More

    Wine review by BRUNOHOEPERS


  • Alexana Pinot Gris Revana Vineyard 2011

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    Very pretty lessy/floral aromas greet the nose followed by jammy peach fruits and even a bit of red berry fruit with subtle hints of cream and licorice. rather medium full bodied and frankly rich in the mouth, this has terrific acidity supporting lush apple, peach and citrus flavors. The acidity lingers on the long, vivid finish which shows some... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Styring Estate Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge Ava 2008

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    Velvety smooth. Red and dark berries. Baking spice and cocoa. Hint of vanilla. medium-short finish. Read More

    Wine review by anchca


  • Stoller Family Estate Vintage Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2012

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    Wine review by anchca


  • Stoller Family Estate Pinot Noir Reserve 2010

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    Wine review by anchca


  • Sokol Blosser Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Estate Cuvée 2009

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    Fantastic Willamette Pinot. Loads of dark fruit, cola, spices, mouth watering acidity and a long finish. Read More

    Wine review by vin0vin0


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