Lot 586 | 2015 Dundee Hills
90 pts & Gold Medal, 2018 Winemaker Challenge; A sublime, seductive Pinot Noir from an Oregon pioneer.
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Pours a ruby core with a crimson rim…a bit reticent at first with hints of soft red fruit, but a few minutes of air rewards you with a blooming amalgam of cherry and raspberry fruit, haloed with cinnamon spice and earthy, truffle-y forest floor. A wonderfully pure wine with a classic Burgundian nose, followed a medium-full bodied texture on the palate. Not overly extracted or oaky, this is a textbook example of Oregon Pinot with wonderfully delineated fruit and excellent minerality in a lengthy finish that screams for food. It really starts to sing with about 15-20 minutes of air, so give it a decant – it’s a seductive beauty that’s worth the wait.
- Dundee Hills
- Pinot Noir
- Alcohol by Volume
- Cases Produced
- Now through 2024
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Located on the western side of the Willamette River valley, the volcanic Jory soils of the Dundee Hills AVA are deftly planted by a handful of wineries that produce Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and sparkling wines at the highest level.
Lot 586 comes to us from a pioneering, family-owned estate in the Dundee Hills that was instrumental in building the Oregon wine industry from its infancy – its name is a benchmark for the entire region, and no list of the best Willamette Valley wineries is complete without. Carefully tended vineyards are planted on the southern-facing slopes, with grapes hand harvested and sorted before going through small-lot fermentation and 16 months in French oak barrels. From a $40/bottle source bottle program that routinely picks up 90-92 from Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, and Parker.
Ultimate great value!
Pinot is my ultimate choice and a great value. This Oregon wine is smooth and delightful. Try it and you will love it!
Fine Pinot Noir From Willamette Valley
I LOVE Pinot Noir. It is one of most temperamental grapes to grow and the best come from Willamette Valley and Rogue River Valley. I enjoyed this Pinot Noir which is great value for money. CA Pinots tend to be fairly complex and intense. I prefer the simplicity of the smoother version from OR. This Pinot requires some breathing time and it just gets better from there on out! It goes down very smoothly. I have 3 bottles from my last purchase and I will relish this one.
Nice pinot... classic dundee hills
Good balance...good fruit backed by nice acid and some tannin. It's a light, expressive wine that drinks like a classic $35 cab from Dundee.
Should have bought more
What a great value this Pinot was. Bought it on whim to fill out a case and really enjoyed it. Sorry I didn't buy more before the stock was gone.
Soft and delicious, perfect for just sipping. Nice smooth finish . Cameron Hughes hasn’t disappointed me.
OK Pinot Noir- not my favorite from CH
Just an ok pinot from CH. A bit thin in the mouth for me.
…bought some of this when I did. I knew it would go fast. It represents much of what I like about the pinot grape. Still, I'm a fan of letting these guys breathe or in the least be decanted. Is it me? Am I am fan of grape juice? NO! 586 smoothes out and lets the fruit come forward and linger until that next bite of salmon goes down or on a good day a rare lamb chop. OK, OK, I can't do tannin. So this I love.
Nice & delicate
After a few hours in the decanter, you'll really like the nose, and enjoy the soft cherry and dry fruit flavors, as well as an earthy undertone. Great value for a Burgundian-style pinot.
Let it breathe and wait for the surprise
Let it breathe and it will continue to impress. Very nice little Pinot that we have in the "during the week" rotation that pairs nicely with most meals.
light, too light
pinots at this price generally don't have the depth and complexity, and even tho from Oregon, it it just OK