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Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley Reserve 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

This smells almost exactly like a handful of soil and river rocks mixed with a touch of lime zest, a few blades of grass and some crushed white flowers, adding some tallow notes with air. Rather light on entry, though this has some really glassy mineral attractive notes on the palate, very pure if low intensity citrus and bitter apple tones. This might be called a bit diluted but I like it for its elegance and freshness. This has Muscadet character on both the nose and the palate, with a wonderfully refreshing citrusy finish that ends with a touch of earthy spice. 89pts

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Cooper Mountain Vineyards:
Cooper Mountain Vineyards rests on the slopes of an ancient volcano. Over thousands of years, erosion helped create the terrain, soils and characteristics that make our wines unique. Our vineyards sit on land once farmed by Oregon pioneers who took to the unique location despite its challenges and lack of water. Cooper Mountain has a rich heritage. We are proud to be part of its story. Cooper ... Read more
Cooper Mountain Vineyards rests on the slopes of an ancient volcano. Over thousands of years, erosion helped create the terrain, soils and characteristics that make our wines unique. Our vineyards sit on land once farmed by Oregon pioneers who took to the unique location despite its challenges and lack of water. Cooper Mountain has a rich heritage. We are proud to be part of its story. Cooper Mountain Vineyards got its start in 1978 when Dr. Robert Gross and his wife, Corrine, planted the first Pinot Noir and Chardonnay vines. The two of them tended the vines and carefully nurtured them as they established in the unique soils of Cooper Mountain. The vines were well tended and matured gracefully to produce true Oregon Pinots. At first, the fruit was sold to other wineries and crafted into wine by some of Oregon's finest winemakers. In 1987, the winery opened to offer its first vintage to the public and began a quest that has brought us to more than 100 acres, four varietals, a commitment to affordable Oregon wines, and an expanded tasting room for our visitors. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065215,724
4.00 5
07/01/2011

This smells almost exactly like a handful of soil and river rocks mixed with a touch of lime zest, a few blades of grass and some crushed white flowers, adding some tallow notes with air. Rather light on entry, though this has some really glassy mineral attractive notes on the palate, very pure if low intensity citrus and bitter apple tones. This might be called a bit diluted but I like it for its elegance and freshness. This has Muscadet character on both the nose and the palate, with a wonderfully refreshing citrusy finish that ends with a touch of earthy spice. 89pts


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Snooth User: Kyle Graynor
4557977,445
4.50 5
06/22/2011

A definitely yeasty aroma hit me from the start (though on subsequent sniffs, that was less pronounced). Citrusy, light, and refreshing, with a hint of green apples. Very well balanced. A nice sipping wine.



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