Get On Board: Violin's Break Out Year
We know when a winery is about to break out from the pack. And we know when and how to advise you. Our advice regarding Violin Cellars: get on board.Will Hamilton's Violin Cellars is poised for a break out year, with jaw-droppingly delicious new releases that are, in our expert opinions, among the pinnacle of Willamette Valley wines.
We met Will Hamilton through mutual friends Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon, proprietors of Walter Scott. Over a few sunny afternoons we developed respect and fondness for his winemaking, and for his general demeanor. Until the 2017 vintage, Will helped Ken and Erica in the cellar and in exchange, made his Violin wines in their small space. Having recently quit his day job to focus all of his energy on Violin and to increase his production, he's moved into a new winery space and he's all in.
(at right: Violinist Will Hamilton)
Will's enthusiasm and genuineness beams from his smile and shines through his thoroughly captivating new set of wines. Take it from these two Pinot fans: get these wines!
Violin Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2016
$22.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
Quintessential Willamette Valley Pinot rarely exists at this price. When it does, there is only one thing to do: grab it with a quickness. This spectacular value offers everything we want: beautiful, perfumed red fruits, a creamy texture, outstanding freshness and lift. Thoroughly exceptional wine and (yes, saying it again) value. 280 cases made, which I don't expect to last long. - Marcus
Violin Sojourner Vineyard Pinot noir 2016
$49.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($54.95 regular)
As great as the Willamette Valley bottling is, this is staggeringly better. Sweetly expressive, aromatic and perfumed, densely packed with flavor, purely silken, mouthwateringly fresh, the essence of oh dear that's amazing, which is exactly what I wrote in the middle of a descriptive sentence of my tasting notes except "dear" was something less proper. This cannot come more highly recommended. Only 70 cases made and as previously advised, get on board!
The string of special wines from Sojourner Vineyard continues with this epic single vineyard Pinot noir. Perched high in the Eola-Amity Hills, staring into the gap in the Coast Range known as the Van Duzer Corridor, Sojourner Vineyard is a truly special place and Will has captured the essence of it perfectly. - Marcus
Violin Eola-Amity Hills Pinot noir 2015
$43.15 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order
Will knows the Eola-Amity Hills is a special place for growing Pinot noir and he's created this super-selection of six barrels to highlight its magic. Dense, savory, elegant power, blossoming with floral-tinged red fruits, earth, and subtle spices as the wine moves from start to finish, showing Pinot's unique ability to display delicacy through depth and detail.
A blend of 50% Eola Springs, 28% Clos des Oiseaux, and 22% Sylvia Sproed Vineyards. - Marcus
We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for reading and for your support!
Marcus and Andy
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If you haven't found a full case (12 bottles) to buy today, start your Build a Case now by purchasing a few bottles online, by phone or email. If you order online, select the Build a Case option. If by phone or email, just ask us to add the bottles to a Build a Case for you. You'll receive order confirmation and we'll cellar the wines for you at no charge.
Add to your case whenever you see wines you can't resist. Each time you add to your Build a Case, you'll be charged the discounted price.
When you complete your case, we'll apply a shipping rate and contact you to schedule your case for shipment.
Because of finite space in our warehouse, we kindly ask that you complete your Build a Case within six months. Please email or call us with any questions.