Lot 531 | 2014 Willamette Valley

Pinot Noir

Finally - the first Willamette Valley Pinot Noir we've offered! Archetypal Oregon Pinot - a rustic, earthy, high-acidity wine with a distinct tart cherry character.

$25.00

(24 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Lot 531 2014 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Lot 531 | 2014 Willamette Valley

Pinot Noir

$25.00

(24 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Vivid reddish purple, this is fairly dark Pinot by Oregon standards, but not heavily extracted and oaky. Rather, it’s a very suave, classic style of Oregon Pinot – fruit-driven with tremendous finesse. With just three months in the bottle (and under screwcap which, with red wines, takes a bit more time to open up after bottling), the nose is a bit reticent at first with sour cherry, clay/leather and rose petal notes; however, with just a few minutes of air, the bouquet quickly blossoms into a beautiful and ethereal nose of bing cherry, wild strawberry, floral pastille, leather and cinnamon. It’s juicy and expansive on the palate, rich and sappy with black cherry, boysenberry and allspice that finishes with impressive power and finesse – pastille and allspice notes linger in a long, suave finish that is just now fleshing out.

  • Vintage
  • 2014
  • Appellation
  • Willamette Valley
  • Grape
  • Pinot Noir
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 13.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 400 cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2031
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

I’ve been stomping around Oregon for years now trying to come up with a dynamite Willamette Valley Pinot Noir offering. After years of searching, I’ve finally struck upon a compelling wine worthy of launching what I hope to be series of terrific Oregon Pinots. This wine was purchased already bottled (for the uninitiated, this is known as a “shiner”) from a winemaker who is, undoubtedly, one of the pioneers in the region and to this day is regarded as one of the best Pinot Noir and Chardonnay producers in the state. Lot 531 is directly out of this winemaker’s ’14 vintage, which retails for well over $50/bottle and we'll have to leave it at that. It’s 100% Pinot Noir, aged in about 20-25% new French oak, with fruit sourced from the best sub-appellations of the Willamette Valley – Yamhill-Carlton and Eola-Amity Hills, with smaller portions coming from both the Chehalem Mountains and the Dundee Hills.

Reviews

24 Reviews Total

CH Wine Fan

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This is a great example of Oregon pinot noir. Would expect to pay @X for this quality. Thanks CH!
PS I hope you get some more from this winery.

Mark

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Wonderful Pinot that like most Willamette Pinots straddles new and old world. Certainly not the big fruit of CA or the earthiness of Burgundy. This is delightful that does seem a bit young now. It needs time in the bottle to truly reach its peak. A very drinkable wine that just seems a bit austere now.

Quito

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Young, bright, raspberry fruit and a deep color. Offers some acidity with perfect ripeness. Pairing with veal and a shrimp appetizer. Well done!

stevethegorilla

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Love the fully body fresh clean taste. Love the fruit taste before or after dinner. I got mine at a super value. Keep up the great tasting selections.

Gary

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All the characteristics of Willamette Valley fruit at a great price. This could use a little aging to let the wine fully integrate. Well done!

Jason

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In a perfect world, I would drink (and could routinely afford) great Burgundy. Likewise, I still enjoy Central Coast and some of the less heavy, more interesting, Russian River Pinots. Have been less a fan of Oregon pinot. Fruity, less finesse than advertised, but really quite good.

Vova

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I was waiting long time for a Pinot Noir from Oregon.
Buy it while it lasts!

Rick

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Very pleased with this purchase. The wine is elegant and sophisticated. Certainly not the overextracted bowl of cherries that is far too common. Dark, rich and mellow, this is a pleasing pairing for many dishes. For us, it was great with grilled pork tenderloin.

Paul from Connecticut

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At first I was a little put off because of the screw top but I included 6 bottles in an order. Once I tasted though, wow! better order more before it's gone. Okay so I ended up ordering 3 more cases but, is there such a thing as having too much great wine?

Noebobo

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I was excited to finally try a Willamette Valley Pinot and must say I was not overwhelmed at this price point. CH has me spoiled. The wine was very good but I prefer the tannins and pepper notes of the California style Pinots. I purchased a few bottles and will give this another try soon.