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
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- 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.
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
Let it Breathe
I didn't like it until it got some air and then I really liked it. It goes with just about anything, but I like it on it's own. It has a unique intensity. Not from CA, so it does have a different flavor than the Pinots you may be used to.
Way North Pinot
I'm accustomed to the CA Pinot, so I don't think I can give this a fair review. I liked it, but the taste is different, lighter, and not as complex as a good CA Pinot. But the price is right, and for the $ it delivers a nice bottle.
Willamette Valley Pinot!
You can't go wrong with Pinot Noir's from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. And this one is half the price of what you'd normally pay there. It's nothing like the California Pinots. Give it a try.
Very light and not a good pinto noir
This is the first wine that I have had that was not acceptable. It had little to no taste or aroma and would not call this a pinot from Oreland.
It lacks all of the characters that a pinot should have and would not order this again or recommend it.