Place orders with [email protected] and visit Pinot Buds to learn about great wine and shipping discounts.
2019 “Lichtenwalter Vineyards” Ribbon Ridge AVA Pinot Noir$52.00Read more
Double Gold, 96 Points Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
Among the many faces of the Ribbon Ridge AVA, the upper bench of Lichtenwalter Vineyard speaks to us with the best qualities of Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir. Fermented with 30% whole cluster, the 2019 blends dark fruit and classic Ribbon Ridge spice. Berry compote, spice cake, blood orange, mint, roasted hazelnuts, and a balancing mineral quality that brings it all together on the nose. The supple palate is both full and silky with black cherry and plum at mid that lead to a long, mineral finish. This has balance and complexity that will reward aging for more than a decade.
2018 “ Matteri Vineyards” Pinot Noir$45.00Read more
92 points Vinous
Dynamic, a great year for Oregon Pinot and this is one of the best. “Ripe dark berries, cherry cola, licorice and a hint of potpourri on the deeply perfumed nose. Smooth and expansive on the palate, offering pliant, spice-tinged boysenberry, cherry liqueur and floral pastille flavors complemented by a smoky mineral flourish. The cherry character carries through the long, gently tannic finish, which echoes the licorice note. 20% new oak.” Vinous
2018 “Matteri Vineyards” Chardonnay$48.00Read more
Double Gold, 95 Points Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
“Burgundian in style, straw color, stony, mineral aromatics with apple and pear are pure expressions of Dijon 76 from the warm, dry Matteri Vineyard. The palate reflects the nose with a dense fruit combined with a mineral, sinewy core that lends power and thrust to this young wine.” —A. King (Editors note: flavorful, structure, and smooth as silk)
Comments from one of Quintet’s Restaurant accounts in San Francisco: “Wonderful! It’s like drinking a French Chablis, in fact all your wines are very French in style.”
Watch for our 2019— it is dynamite!
2019 “Matteri Vineyards” Chardonnay$48.00Read more
“Grown on the lower slopes of the Matteri Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Dijon 76 clone Chardonnay yields Chardonnays with incredible spice, vibrancy and power. The lifted nose combines roasted almond, gingersnap, woodsy spice, pear and pineapple. Meanwhile, the palate is bright and lively with incredible energy conveyed through lemon, early-pick pineapple and a slick stony quality that carries the wine to a long, fresh-juicy finish. This is a baby now and will surely open with time to release an incredible bottle bouquet…given its expressiveness in youth.” —A. King
2017 “Lichtenwalter Vineyards” Ribbon Ridge AVA Pinot Noir$52.00Read more
93 points Vinous
“Limpid magenta. Red berry preserve, exotic spice and lavender pastille scents show wonderful clarity and pick up notes of succulent herbs and cola with air. Sweet and expansive on the palate, offering energetic black raspberry and cherry cola flavors that show building spiciness and a touch of smoky minerality. Concentrated yet graceful as well, finishing with solid, mineral-driven thrust and silky, slow-building tannins that fold smoothly into the wine’s sappy, persistent fruit.” Vinous
2016 “Lichtenwalter Vineyards” Ribbon Ridge AVA Pinot Noir$52.00Read more
92 points, Editor’s Choice Wine Enthusiast
“This wine offers blackberry and black cherry flavors with notes of smoke, earth and seashell. Eighteen months aging in 30% new French oak barrels adds sandal wood and chocolate scents to the mix.” —P.G. Wine Enthusiast
2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir$75.00Read more
91 points Wine Spectator
While our stocks of this award-winning wine have been depleted, you still have a chance to taste it at El Gaucho (Portland) and Jory / Allison Inn & Spa (Newberg).