Cameron's Reserves: The Answer is Yes

As we've written a couple times, we've gone gaga over Cameron's 2014 Pinot noirs and judging by the requests for more, so have you. We've asked ourselves if the single vineyard wines can really outpace the previous offerings.

The answer, unconditionally, is yes. 

If you have a Pinot noir collection, these should be a part of it. And if you want Oregon's answer to white Burgundy, you have it. (at right, the gates of Clos Electrique) 

Cameron Abbey Ridge Pinot noir 2014

$60.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($66.95 regular) 

Cameron's 2014 Abbey Ridge is a thing of beauty, showing mind-melting depth and breadth. Opening with sexy aromas of crushed red berries, lavender, licorice and rosemary, the palate expands to a deep and layered mix of red and black fruits. If I had a six-pack I'd open one tonight though history has told me that 4-10 years of age will make for optimal drinking. My favorite Abbey Ridge since the majestic 2008 and I highly recommended it. Abbey Ridge is a crown jewel of Willamette Valley vineyards. High elevation Dundee Hills, nearly 40 year-old vines, late-ripening, so unique and distinctive in the wines it produces. - Marcus

Cameron Clos Electrique Rouge (Pinot noir) 2014

$60.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($66.95 regular)  

With over fifteen clones of Pinot noir planted on a mere two acres, Clos Electrique is one of Oregon's most fascinating and electrifying (sorry!) vineyards. A complex and intense wine, though not intense in a "big" way, this is its own beast. Beaming, bright red fruits meet the vineyard's signature smoky minerals and mouthwatering salinity, accented by sweet violet notes through the refined finish. Like the Abbey Ridge, this can be cracked early though it will benefit even more so from a handful of years to a decade in the cellar. Old World Pinot noir meets Oregon. - Marcus

Cameron Clos Electrique Blanc (Chardonnay) 2014

$60.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($66.95 regular) 

I've tasted a literal boat load of Oregon Chardonnay in the last month. For the second year in a row, my reaction upon tasting this has been the same: I can think of no finer example of Oregon, or New World, Chardonnay. Planted to rare clones of Chardonnay not typically found in Oregon and California, Clos Electrique delivers a laser of Chardonnay beauty with textural brilliance and a decade (or more) of aging potential. I'm practically drooling recalling it. - Marcus