Duck Pond Pinot Noir Oregon 2016

This is a good value Oregon pinot noir from Duck Pond. ┬áThe aroma speaks only of pinot noir, and is Burgundian in character, with its notes of rhubarb, beetroot, cherry and cedar. ┬áThe palate is slightly more full bodied, with good length and balance. ┬áReady to drink now. ┬áRating: Good to Very Good. Abv: 13.8%.Continue reading “Duck Pond Pinot Noir Oregon 2016”

Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuv├ęe 2013

I’ve had some very good Australian pinot noirs, but it does seem that there are a series of foreign regions that are gifted easier climatic building blocks that result in more Burgundian styling. ┬áTo my palate, Oregon is one such region and this pinot noir from the Willamette Valley south of Portland in Oregon inContinue reading “Cristom Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Mt. Jefferson Cuv├ęe 2013”