July 24, 2019 - Leon's Oregon Offline (Piccolino): Nose of old cheese burned off to reveal a typical mature Pinot. Palate was rich and jammy with brambly fruit - high-toned and tasty.
May 21, 2019 - Beautifully aged Oregon Pinot with nose of Autumn leaves, thick earthy palate with blackberry extract, long finish of sweet acid and herbs. Still youthful and powerful.
April 10, 2019 - Pop and pour. Still youthful after 15 years. Garrigue and strawberry flowers on the nose. On the palate, pure, silky and viscous with brandied cherry, mincemeat and a touch of lacquered mahogany. These are some of the best aging Oregon Pinots.
January 1, 2018 - Purity is the word that pops to mind over and over again with this wine. Sings with bright red cherry fruit and has impeccable balance that you can't poke holes in.
November 24, 2017 - Lots of sense of place but the alcohol is evident and gets on the way. Good amount of acid and fruit but the heat starts from the mid palate to the finish. Wish it was more balanced but I doubt this will get any better.
October 24, 2017 - dark cherry and raspberry is liquered and still very much alive complemented by dark spice and earth tones. its still got a many years ahead of it, but the alcohol does tick out and detracts from overall balance.
August 19, 2017 - This bottle has aged beautifully - vibrant fruit and spice with elegance for days and no trace of any hard edges. Jackpot.
April 23, 2017 - Not my favorite varietal of wine but very interesting and complex. Oregon pinot often leads with a forrest floor and a barnyard nose. This one is no different. Barnyard nose and strawberry/cherry palette with a smoky/fireplace finish.
March 24, 2016 - We were worried this bottle was blown when we saw the cork, but happily we were wrong. A really lush expression of Oregon pinot. Nursing it to make it last as long as possible...
March 10, 2016 - Oregon @ Portland (Portland, London): 14.5% abv. Dark ruby to dense garnet. Dense red fruit. Quite savoury with plenty of depth and grip. Just a sense of dryness on the finish that spoils it a little. ***