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Red

2014 Walter Scott Pinot Noir Cuvée Ruth

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

The nose is rich, showing blackberries and brambles filled out with smoky bacon. When tasted, it's juicy and clean. Pure cherries roll out onto the palate. It goes through a cool evolution towards dusty earth on the finish. As these flavors rise to the foreground, the fruit floats above it, keeping things friendly. Very nice.

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2014 Walter Scott Chardonnay

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

Lemons fill the nose, backed by a touch of apples and just a ghost of something suggesting richness. The lemons show themselves on the palate, but a touch of oak moderates and mellows the intensity of the lemon flavors. Crisp young apples show up later, bringing a little more round texture to keep things in balance. This reminds me of what I like to experience with a nice Macon.

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Red

2011 Love and Squalor Pinot Noir Antsy Pants

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet wrote: NR

The nose is big, round, and full, showing deep dark cherries backed by earth and a touch of barrel. The earth and dark cherries both show quickly on the palate. Black pepper and other spices show up with a delicate touch, blending well with the apple-like acidity. These structural elements do a very nice job supporting the dark elements of the wine.

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2012 Love and Squalor Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet wrote: NR

Aromas of dark cherries, leather, nutmeg, and dark earth all rise evenly from the glass. This is immediately enojoyabel when tasted. Dark solid fruit leads the way, with a touch of spice adding complexity. Great floral flavors rise on the mid palate, and persist. The tannins have a bit of dusty character, that blends well with the dark cherry fruit. Great QPR here.

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White - Off-dry

2012 Love and Squalor Riesling Antsy Pants

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

The nose on this wine is light, showing some yellow apples that have been lightly baked. When tasted, it's light, clear, and clean. There is a slow growth from early apple flavors into big, full limes. The acid takes over towards the finish, suggesting good green apples, while the core of fruit from the beginning lingers well. The acidity is still dominant here, suggesting continued evolution in the future, as well as good drinking now.

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White

2013 Love and Squalor Riesling

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

The nose shows scents of ripe red apples, and honey. It's full on the palate, with big texture and acidity. The acid texture leans toward limes, while a big burst of apples rolls across the palate. A touch of peaches show up toward the finish. This is some powerful Riesling!

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Red

2012 Angela Pinot Noir Estate Abbott Claim Vineyard

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet wrote: NR

The nose is dark and spicy, with dark cherry fruit being complimented by dark earth, nutmeg, and other spices suggesting stems. When tasted, a light chalky structure supports the dark fruit, and full lime acidity runs across the entire palate. Towards the finish, the acid rises to the foreground, and the dark fruit lingers underneath.

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Red

2012 Angela Pinot Noir Estate Yamhill-Carlton

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

Aromas of dusty, dark earth rise above scents of dark cherries on the nose. The cherry flavors deliver quickly and well on the palate, while lime acidity keeps things bright, and a touch of heat nudges in on the finish.

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2013 Angela Pinot Noir Estate Yamhill-Carlton

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

This is all Oregon on the nose. Scents of cherries blend with spices and wet forest floor. There is a great burst of tart cherries and strawberries on the palate, along with a touch of roses. Raspberries linger with good acidity, and the cherries have a good sense of depth. A little earth shows here too, but the fruit is dominant.

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Red

2014 Holden Wine Company Dolcetto

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

The nose shows spicy roast beef aromas, with cloves and black pepper in the mix. Firm structure is present across the entire palate. Light pomegranate flavors hit on contact, and a hint of rose petals rolls across the middle. Structure dominates the experience on the mid palate right now. Great blackberry flavors swirl underneath this weight, and they linger well into the finish. It's a little big for me right now, but I do look forward to tasting it with some age. The complexity and flavors are here now, and some softening of the structure will take it a long way.

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Red

2013 Holden Wine Company Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard

Eola - Amity Hills more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

This is dark on the nose, with rad earth and pomegranates brooding. It's a full wine on the palate, but still distinctly Pinot Noir. Full acid races across the palate supporting pomegranate and cherry flavors. This definitely breaks the cliche' of what one can expect from 2013, and will appeal to those who like dark character in their wines without too much weight.

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White

2014 Holden Wine Company Grüner Veltliner Johan Vineyard

Willamette Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet wrote: NR

Pears and grapefruit aromas flow from the glass with the feeling of perfume. It's light on contact, growing into full flavors of limes, yellow apples, and spice. It's direct, but pure, with good flavors. It would be easy to drink a lot of this.

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White

2014 Holden Wine Company Vermentino Layne Vineyard

Applegate Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

The nose is light here, with faint pear aromas. Light pears show on the palate as well, with fruit and skins intact. There is good texture here, along with a floral touch, making for a pleasant and simple white.

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Red

2012 Fausse Piste Grenache Les Garçons Stoneridge

Columbia Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: 85 points

The aromas remind me of blackberry syrup poured over dark earth. When tasted, the syrup delivers a huge burst of blackberry flavors up front. Some acidity comes in on the mid palate, and for a moment things balance out enjoyably. But, the heavy fruit starts and ends well on top of everything else. It's dark an juicy. It's a bit much for me now. I could see it mellowing out with age, and I also think that some folks would very much enjoy it as it is today.

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Red

2011 Fausse Piste Cabernet Sauvignon Le Boucher

Yakima Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: 90 points

Bright blackberry scents rise from the glass, wrapped by full brambles, and holding a touch of roast beef in the background. Very nice blackberries show on the palate. The brambles suggested by the nose are here, big and full. Deep dark character is supported by current flavors, while a touch of raspberries add brightness that stays in the background. The acidity is balanced here, and all flavors linger into the finish delivering good complexity.

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Red

2012 Fausse Piste Syrah Les Vignes de Marcoux Red Willow Vineyard

Yakima Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet wrote: 89 points

The aromas on this wine are earthy, showing leather and brambles wrapped around juicy blackberries. The blackberries show on the palate, together with nutmeg up front. The spice profile widens across the mid palate, and acidity grows, showing some green apple character. The fruit is primarily dark and rich late, while ghosts of raspberries rise above it, bringing a touch of brightness. 89+

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Red

2012 Fausse Piste Syrah La Pyramide

Oregon/Washington more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

This nose is big! Scents of juicy blackberry syrup rise with perfumed character, and are supported by asphalt. Great acid races down the center, while huge, ripe blackberries roll across the palate. Floral flavors rise from the purple fruit towards the finish. The asphalt suggested by the nose contributes some structure on the mid palate, giving support that is welcome, since the tannins are quite light.

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Red

2014 Fausse Piste Syrah Garde Manger

Columbia Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: 91 points

On the nose, I'm struck by deep black earth, sage, and blackberries. Despite the heavy nose, great lime acidity strikes the palate early, ensuring that the wine itself won't be overwhelming. From this crisp start, there comes a great bloom of blackberries and blueberries on the mid palate. Dusty tannins swell later to provide structure as the enjoyable fruit lingers underneath them. At $21 from the winery, this offers excellent QPR.

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Red

2015 Fausse Piste Grenache Les Nouveaux Garçons

Applegate Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: 88 points

The nose is full of bright blackberries, plums, and a touch of stewed beef. It has a floral sense to it, but I can't pin it down. On the palate, it's easy and fun, with lighter flavors of apples and cherries. Later, raspberries, and a touch of dark earth show up, all backed by a bit of spice. If you're looking for a Noveaux, this is a solid option.

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White

2014 Fausse Piste Chardonnay Le Gourmande

Columbia Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

Summer scents of straw and dried prairie grass add depth to friendly yellow apples. These apples appear on the palate as well, backed by some wood flavors that still need to integrate a bit more. Some richer flavors and textures appear later, bringing a touch of butterscotch, and nicely rounding out the firm mid palate. It's enjoyable now, but I think that giving it a little more time to integrate will be a good idea.

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White

2013 Fausse Piste Viognier The Alpine Selection

Yakima Valley more

11/15/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: 88 points

Good, full aromas show on this wine. Scents of white flowers and dried hay are backed by light notes of applesauce. The mouth feel is full and engaging. Excellent green apple acidity supports flavors of starfruit and limes that linger. A touch of tannic structure supports the flavors quite well. I usually don't care for Viognier, but this is a very nice example. 88+

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White

2014 Fausse Piste Le Communard

Oregon White Blend more

11/15/2015 - subtlet wrote: 82 points

Scents of apples, and dandelions show in the glass with a faint edge of vinegar underneath. On the palate, dandelions and tangerines deliver primary flavors, while some floral components linger. Some herbal flavors show on the finish.

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Red

2005 Arietta Red Wine H Block Hudson Vineyards

Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend more

11/3/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

No formal notes, but I agree with other recent comments. This is in a great place right now. Tons of flavor, well integrated, and engaging.

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Red

2010 Francesco Rinaldi e Figli Barolo Le Brunate

Nebbiolo more

8/8/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: 87 points

Barolo from Traditional Producers (Portland, OR): This had been open for about 2 hours before tasting. Baked strawberry scents mingled with cedar notes and a touch of heat in the glass. Later in the evening, it became more savory, showing darker spices and roast beef. The palate is full of strawberries and brown earth. Full structure shows on the mid palate, reminding me of strawberry stems. The acidity is good, and some cedar flavors fade into the fruit on the mid palate. The tannins are full, and sink into the gums on the finish. The acidity and strawberry flavors linger nicely on the center of the palate.

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Red

1958 Giacomo Borgogno & Figli Barolo Riserva

Nebbiolo more

8/8/2015 - subtlet Likes this wine: NR

Barolo from Traditional Producers (Portland, OR): The nose is smoky, holding scents of grilled steak, roses, and a saline element as well. The savory scents become even more intense after the wine has spent more time in the glass. Juicy cherries, skins intact, start things out when tasted. Great acidity shows light character, and as it rises it brings bright floral flavors along for the ride. Grilled beef and cherries linger on the mid palate, and some cranberries settle into the edges of the mouth. Underneath it all, there’s an edge of leather that provides reserved structural support.

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