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Methven Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Reserve 2008

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Tight on the nose with an apparent but not covering note of wood. There’s a lot of spice here, slowly rising in the glass but it is accompanied by plenty of minty, slightly medicinal black cherry fruit. This is seamless in the mouth, with tannins that remain youthful, bright acids, and a fresh, supple framework supporting the clean black berry, black currant fruit that shows a phenomenal level of freshness and intensity. This is sleek and tense and that presence in the mouth extends over the long, layered finish. There’s a fair amount of oak here sexing this up but the underlying wine is very strong. 93pts

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Methven Family Vineyards:
Allen and Jill Methven’s family spans the United States with ties in Michigan, Texas, California, New York, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska but their heart exists in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. It is here, near their home in the Eola Hills, that they have planted vineyards dedicated to the grapes that have made this area famous…Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. From these meticulously ten... Read more
Allen and Jill Methven’s family spans the United States with ties in Michigan, Texas, California, New York, Washington, Hawaii and Alaska but their heart exists in the Willamette Valley of Oregon. It is here, near their home in the Eola Hills, that they have planted vineyards dedicated to the grapes that have made this area famous…Riesling, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. From these meticulously tended vines, some of Oregon’s finest wines are being crafted in extremely small lots, each hand selected for quality Read less
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Editorial Reviews for Methven Family Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Reserve

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.50 5
11/18/2011

Tight on the nose with an apparent but not covering note of wood. There’s a lot of spice here, slowly rising in the glass but it is accompanied by plenty of minty, slightly medicinal black cherry fruit. This is seamless in the mouth, with tannins that remain youthful, bright acids, and a fresh, supple framework supporting the clean black berry, black currant fruit that shows a phenomenal level of freshness and intensity. This is sleek and tense and that presence in the mouth extends over the long, layered finish. There’s a fair amount of oak here sexing this up but the underlying wine is very strong. 93pts


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3.50 5
11/22/2011

Mellow violet and plum aromas with a hint of blueberry and cedar. Palate is reserved, but balanced with savory black olive mixing with ripe bing cherries and a finish of red licorice. Very nice.




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