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Domaine Drouhin Chardonnay Roserock 2015 750ml

Rated 91 - Scents of caramel and pear give this wine an attractive first impression. Texturally, the wine is thoroughly seductive, its firm cushion...
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Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Roserock 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - This is the first vintage of this wine. Shows intensity and balanced and beautiful fruit. Medium-to full-bodied, silky and beautiful. A...
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Domaine Roy & Fils Incline 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Brilliant red. Assertive aromas of ripe red fruits, potpourri and five-spice powder take on an exotic incense note as the wine opens up....
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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 2013 750ml

Rated 91 - Taut and focused, with lively notes of cinnamon-accented raspberry and strawberry, set on a deftly dancing structure. Lingers easily on...
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Domaine Serene Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - Aromatic and lushly scented with rhubarb, strawberry, cola, root beer and cocoa powder, this is immediately accessible, and yet...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Reserve 2014 750ml

Rated 94 - The 2014 Pinot Noir Reserve is a barrel selection from various Elk Cove's vineyards, and this year it constitutes eight barrels, six of...
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Elk Cove Pinot Noir Roosevelt 2013 750ml

Rated 93 - Extremely perfumed with mulberry and raspberry aromas and dark-chocolate undertones. Full body, round and velvety tannins and a savory...
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Elk Cove Riesling Estate 2014 750ml

Rated 90 - From vines planted in 1978, the 2014 Riesling Estate has a punchy, vibrant and slightly oily bouquet that expresses the grape variety...
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Erath Pinot Noir Reserve Leland 2013 750ml

Rated 92 - Refined, with an open texture to the delicately precise red plum, raspberry, white chocolate and floral flavors, gliding elegantly into...
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Erath Pinot Noir Willakia Vineyard 2014 750ml

Rated 92 - This shows dried flowers, lemon rind, strawberries and hints of cedar. The palate is delicate with a good backbone of acidity, velvety...

Oregon United States Willamette Valley

The beautiful state of Oregon has, over the past few decades, become increasingly well known and respected for its wine industry, with several small but significant wineries within the state receiving world wide attention for the quality of their produce. Whilst the first vineyards within Oregon were planted in the 1840s, the state's wine industry didn't really take off until the 1960s, when several wine producers from California discovered that the cooler regions of the state were ideal for cultivating various fine grape varietals. Today, Oregon has over four hundred and fifty wineries in operation, the vast majority of which are used for the production of wines made from Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir varietal grapes, both of which thrive in the valleys and mountainsides which characterise the landscape of the state.

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.