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The Dundee Hills is a north-south oriented ridge of hills located 28 miles southwest of Portland and 40 miles inland from the Pacific Ocean. A number of unique climatic and topographical features distinguish the Dundee Hills from its neighboring regions. The most obvious is the distinct red soil which has made this portion of Oregon’s Willamette Valley justly famous. The Dundee Hills, particularly on the eastern side, are dominated by the Jory Soil series, which is rich in iron, well drained and only moderately fertile. These are all important factors for concentration of flavor and complexity within the developing grape. And the grape in these parts is Pinot Noir.

Another important factor affecting the climate of the Dundee Hills is the region's inland position within the Willamette Valley. As wet coastal weather patterns move across Oregon from the Pacific Ocean, rain falls heavily on the Coast Range (as much as 135 inches per annum). As you move further inland, rainfall progressively lessens. In the Read more »

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  • Pinot Blanc

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

  • Pinot Meunier

    History of the grape: The name derives from the floury coating on the underside of the grape leaves; “meunier’ is Fre...

  • Pinot Noir

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

  • 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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  • 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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  • Sokol Blosser Evolution Sparkling NV

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    Lightly nutty, honeyed aromas of green apple and peach. Fresh and lively palate with zesty citrus notes of tangerine, grapefruit and lemon with some stone fruit coming through as well, soft mousse and bright acidity make for a fun, easy drinking selection Read More

    Wine review by Snooth Editorial


  • Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley 2015

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    Fruity and floral stone fruit aromas of peach and apricot with green apple and white grape notes on the nose. This has lovely balance and a soft demeanor in the mouth with elegance and style both. Fruit notes of green apple and pear combine with white blossom against a backdrop of lemon that pops with bright and zesty acidity, landing on a warm ... Read More

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  • Stoller Vineyards Chardonnay 2015

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    Light fruit aromas of pear and green apple with notes of beeswax and blossom. Carries a lot of citrus on the palate, delivering bright acidity and notes of lemon and lime zest through to the finish. Read More

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  • 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


  • 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

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  • 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

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  • Alexana Pinot Noir Revana Vineyard 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 ... the Willamette Valley's Dundee Hills AVA. The rest of her fruit comes from the certified biodynamic Momtazi Vineyard in the McMinnville AVA. Last year, when Kelley visited Chambers Street, we had the pleasure of tasting her 2011 and 2012 single vineyard Pinot Noirs fro... Read More

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  • Archery Summit Pinot Noir Red Hills Estate 2012

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    Great fruit, easy to drink with nice acidity. Read More

    Wine review by BeautifulCalamity


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