When we think of Willamette Valley 2017s, one word comes to mind: classic. It's how they smell, taste, and feel. Fresh, aromatic, brimming with energy, a touch lower in alcohol, authentically Pinot -- we can't stop drinking them young and we're equally excited to see how well they age.
Great news for all Pinot lovers: you can find the best '17 vintage characteristics at all prices, including squarely in the bargain category. The source of a favorite wine of last year at any price, Loop de Loop returns with a simply beautiful WV. Not to be outdone, Johan's second-label Farmlandsis off-the-charts. Both exemplify the best traits of 2017 at case-buy prices.
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($24.95 regular)
Like the previous two Loop de Loop Pinots we fell in love with, the '17 is fresh, savory, and simply beautiful. It's even prettier than the '16 and just as vibrant, dishing spoonfuls of red fruit and a pinch of rosemary. Classically Pinot in feel, another ruby-hued gem from the Julia Bailey Gulstine, the genuine, uniquely delightful head Loop of Loop de Loop.
We can't get enough of Julia's wines. As often happens with fledgling, micro-production wineries, her fruit sources changed between the 2016 and 2017 vintages; the '17 features two vineyards known to many of our customers: Johan (Van Duzer Corridor), Symonette (in Eola-Amity Hills, formerly known as Nuestro Sueno Vineyard, source of Whistling Dog Pinots), and a secret, well-known site in the Dundee Hills. - Marcus
$19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($21.95 regular)
I fell for this wine in two seconds flat; sometimes wines just hit you that way. Super-fresh, outstanding balance, intriguing spice and savory threads, classically Oregon in the way it moves. I was impressed by every facet of the '17 Farmlands, perhaps most the surprising persistence of flavor through the finish, something that's frequently missing in "bargain" Pinots.
Farmlands is 100% estate grown by Johan, which means it's certified Biodynamic, stepping past organic to focus on the vineyard as an ecosystem. - Marcus
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Some wines speak to the past, some are here and now, others offer glimpses at how the Willamette Valley might evolve. Only one winery encompasses it all–storied past, delicious present, thrilling future: Eyrie.
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