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Adelsheim Pinot Blanc Bryan Creek Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - One of the finer Pinot Blancs from Oregon, this vineyard-designate has a lighter mouthfeel than the winery's Pinot Gris, yet in some...
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Adelsheim Pinot Noir Elizabeth's Reserve 2012 1.5Ltr

Rated 92 - Vivid ruby-red. Sexy mineral- and spice-accented cherry and black raspberry scents show very good clarity and a suave floral nuance....
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Argyle Pinot Noir Spirithouse 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Light and delicate, with a minty-floral edge to the raspberry, strawberry and green tea flavors, coming together harmoniously. Gains...
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Boedecker Pinot Noir Cherry Grove Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Light and crisp, with lively acidity and bristly tannins around a vibrant core of cherry and raspberry flavors, hinting at mocha and...
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Expression Pinot Noir 44 Eola Amity Hills 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Sleek, lithe and appealing, with focused cherry, tea leaf, orange peel and spice flavors that linger effortlessly on the finish. Best...
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Hamacher Chardonnay Cuvee Forets Diverses 2012 750ml

Rated 92 - The 2012 Chardonnay Cuvee Forets Diverses sees 18 months in 25% new French oak with weekly lees-stirring. It has a withdrawn nose at...
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Hamacher Pinot Noir 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Broad, expressive and light-footed, with sharp acidity cutting against ripe cherry and plum flavors, picking up savory notes on the...
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J. Christopher Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvee 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - The 2012 Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Cuvee comes from five vineyard sources, including Bella Vinda and La Colina. Picked October 11-18, 100%...
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Lange Estates Pinot Noir Reserve 2012 750ml

Rated 91 - Pretty aromas of boysenberry and spicy plum carry over into a broad palate. The fruit is framed with ripe tannins, and just a touch of...
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Pali Wine Co. Pinot Noir Shea Vineyard 2012 750ml

Rated 90 - Firm in texture, this lithe wine offers refined cherry and spice flavors on a sleek frame, lingering as the finish ramps up the...

2012 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.