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2014 Cameron Pinot Noir Arley's Leap

Pinot Noir

  • USA
  • Oregon
  • Willamette Valley
  • Dundee Hills
Drink between 2020 - 2031 (Edit)
CT92.9 15 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • ikkaariainen Likes this wine: 94 points

    January 26, 2022 - An easy 94+ points. Greatly enjoyed last night at a local restaurant in Hickory NC brought by good wine friends who are true Cameronites for Charlotte NC's Queen's Feast week. First time we have had this particular Cameron bottling. A very very good and equally interesting wine - serious beautiful barnyard funk on the nose which never completely blew off and was also detectable on the palate - if one does not appreciate classic French barnyard this is NOT the wine for you. It has the complexity and balance of a higher end Burgundy with the backbone and fruit reflective of it's native Dundee Hills OR terroir. Fully matured and in a great drinking window but enough tannins and an acidic core left for years of additional cellaring under proper conditions - drink or hold at this point. Dark purple with a hint of red developing, no bricking, medium bodied, well balanced with good mouth feel, integrated and with a long lingering aftertaste. The barnyard funk on the nose has already been noted above and in addition the nose has dark cherry, black pepper and a mocha / coffee note. Complex balanced flavor profile which is a bit lighter then the nose would suggest of of continued barnyard funk, bright red cherry and raspberry and then baking spices and a distint black tea note developing on the mid-late palate and a dark smoky finish. Highly recommend, not for the faint of heart and given the price point this wine is a reasonable but not great QPR wine.

  • D@vidsWine Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 25, 2021 - This is excellent. Color is starting to take on a slightly browner hue but nothing smells or tastes out of place here. Really intriguing nose of ripe red cherry, sweet cocoa, black tea, and some gaminess. It's just starting to pick up secondary complexity but the fruit is still dominant. Cameron's signature to me, aside from the funk, is always the perfect balance of ripe red fruit and almost searing acidity. That's certainly on display here. Intense, ripe red fruit that's just so enjoyable to drink.

    This is entering its drinking window and will probably improve over the next few years. No rush to open it but the fruit is fantastic right now.

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  • Andyofoto wrote:

    February 7, 2020 - Young wine. Substantial structure and plenty of legs. Definitely a bacterial thread in this wine. Not uncommon. But lifted and balanced in the mouth. Good cross of citrus earth slice and fruit. Has it all. Will develope nicely.

  • wardamnwine Likes this wine: 96 points

    October 22, 2019 - Stunning!

  • Bathtub58 Likes this wine: 93 points

    August 30, 2018 - Popped and poured. Beautiful nose. Cherry cola, a riper vintage, with spice. Light tannins. More CA than OR. No funk.

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  • By Josh Raynolds
    Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot (Jan 2018), 1/18/2018 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2014
  • Type Red
  • Producer Cameron
  • Varietal Pinot Noir
  • Designation Arley's Leap
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region Oregon
  • SubRegion Willamette Valley
  • Appellation Dundee Hills

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 108 (60%)
  • Consumed 73 (40%)

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