We've already plunged head-first into the 2018 vintage but we're not letting the fabulous 2016s go anytime soon. As we've discovered this week, many of the '16s are coming into the zone and showing fantastically well, like these two super highly rated, 97 and 96 point Pinot gems. There are tiny parcels left of each; make sure you don't miss out!
$53.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($59.95 regular)
97 points, Top 100, James Suckling: "Super pure aromas of vibrant, red and darker cherries and subtle, foresty complexity.The palate has a very supple, lithe and juicy feel with abundant and intense, concentrated and very pure, red and black-cherry flavors. Drink or hold."
When The Prince of Pinot wrote that Alloro's Riservata Pinot noir 2016 was "Dollar for dollar, the best Oregon Pinot noir I have tasted from the stellar 2016 vintage," we paid attention!
$46.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($51.95 regular)
96 points PinotFile: "A step up in seduction, with hi-tone aromas of cherry and savory oak. Quite elegant but flavor packed, offering cherry and Marionberry fruit flavors with a gregarious spice compliment that wakes up every taste bud. Sleek and seamless, while underscored with an ever-so-subtle savory component. Very fine tannins coat the teeth with grace and the barrel treatment is dazzling. Even better when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle when the wine was just about perfect in every way. Dollar for dollar, the best Oregon Pinot Noir I have tasted from the stellar 2016 vintage."
Speaking of dollars and 2016, the base-level Roserock '16 delivers a ton of action for less than thirty.
$29.65 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case order ($32.95 regular)
93 points Wine Spectator: "Impeccably structured and polished, with expressive black cherry and blueberry flavors, accented by black tea and stony mineral notes that build tension and presence toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026."