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Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Vivid ruby-red. Expansive red fruit liqueur and floral pastille scents are complicated by hints of cola and woodsmoke. Plush and round...
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Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Roserock 2014 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2014 Roserock Pinot Noir offers blackberry and briary scents on the nose with a touch of earthiness - well defined and quite...
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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve 2012 750ml

Rated 93 - The 2012 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve was picked from late summer after one of the driest on record. There was better heat accumulation,...
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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - The 2013 Pinot Noir Evanstad Reserve is raised in barrel for 16 months using 57% new oak. It has a more complex bouquet compared to the...
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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee 2011 750ml

Rated 90 - The widely available Yamhill Cuvée is bright and polished, showing a tangy mix of cranberry and strawberry fruit. It's built with...
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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - This cuvée offers the pleasures of sweet, sappy red fruits, soft tannins and broad swaths of caramel, toasted hazelnuts and mocha. It...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Five Mountains 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - This is a solid, sharply defined, taut wine with a refined core of cherry fruit. The through-line is straight and true, finishing with a...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Goodrich 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - Distinctly minerally, with a saline quality to the ripe raspberry and cherry flavors, coming together harmoniously against powdery...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Mt. Richmond 2013 750ml

Rated 90 - Fresh and inviting, showing more density than many 2013s, with juicy blackberry and spice flavors set against fine-grained tannins....
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Elk Cove Riesling Estate 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Dry, crisp and vital, with juicy pear and apple flavors at the core, hinting at lemon curd as the refined finish lingers. Drink now...

United States Willamette Valley

Of all the New World wine countries, perhaps the one which has demonstrated the most flair for producing high quality wines - using a combination of traditional and forward-thinking contemporary methods - has been the United States of America. For the past couple of centuries, the United States has set about transforming much of its suitable land into vast vineyards, capable of supporting a wide variety of world-class grape varietals which thrive on both the Atlantic and the Pacific coastlines. Of course, we immediately think of sun-drenched California in regards to American wines, with its enormous vineyards responsible for the New World's finest examples of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot based wines, but many other states have taken to viticulture in a big way, with impressive results. Oregon, Washington State and New York have all developed sophisticated and technologically advanced wine cultures of their own, and the output of U.S wineries is increasing each year as more and more people are converted to their produce.
The beautiful wine region of Willamette Valley is located in Oregon, one of the main wine producing states of the USA. As in much of Oregon, Willamette Valley benefits enormously from the long, hot summers the state enjoys, and the mineral rich soils which typify the wine regions found there. Willamette Valley has built up a powerful reputation over the past few decades as one of the New World's leading producers of high quality, flavorful and characterful Pinot Noir wines, as the grapes of the Pinot Noir vine thrive particularly well in the region's climatic conditions. Willamette Valley is a fascinating wine region, and is a fine representative for the state of Oregon. Innovative techniques and wine making methods are fairly commonplace there, and the overall produce of the region seems to get better each year.