The Summer of 94s

94 is more than the year Marcus graduated high school and Andy graduated elementary school. It's a huge score for Oregon Pinot noir, one that Wine Spectator has been lavishing on early-release Willamette Valley 2015s, because they are rocking wines.

We are loving the 2015 Pinots and while we're being nostalgic, we can go ahead and call it our favorite vintage since 2010. Today, the brand new, super-limited Patty Green Etzel Block, Purple Hands' terrific trio, and the incredible wines from new label Lingua Franca. Get your 94 pointers!

New, our first PGC 2015 Reserve, super limited!
Patricia Green Cellars Estate Etzel Block Pinot noir 2015

$53.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($59.95 regular) 

94 points Wine Spectator: "A supple and alluring red, balanced by a structured core, with rich notes of raspberry, rose petal, dark tea and sandalwood that glide toward a polished finish. Drink now through 2024." 

A trio from Cody Wright's Purple Hands: 
Purple Hands Latchkey Vineyard Pinot noir 2015

$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular) 

94 points Wine Spectator, Hot Wine: "Silky and harmonious, with an elegantly precise structure and black cherry, fresh violet and spice notes that glide expressively toward the long finish. Drink now through 2022." 

Purple Hands Stoller Vineyard Pinot noir 2015

$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular) 

94 points Wine Spectator: "Supple, expressive and vibrant, with rose petal, raspberry and stony mineral aromas and elegantly layered flavors that glide sleekly toward a refined finish. Drink now through 2023." 

Purple Hands Holstein Vineyard Pinot noir 2015

$44.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($49.95 regular) 

94 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant and rich, offering complex savory cherry and pepper notes that play against loamy minerality as this flows toward refined tannins on the finish. Drink now through 2023."  

From the brilliant new project, Lingua Franca:
Lingua Franca Pinot noir Eola-Amity Hills Tongue 'N Cheek 2015

$58.45 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($64.95 regular) 

94 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "Lithe and delicately complex, offering rose petal and tart blueberry aromas, with effortlessly balanced raspberry, river rock and spice flavors that finish with refined tannins. Drink now through 2022."  

Lingua Franca Pinot noir Willamette Valley Ryan's Plow 2015

$58.95 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($64.95 regular) 

94 points Wine Spectator: "Vibrant and silky, with a precise and elegant structure, plus pretty raspberry and violet aromas and crisp strawberry, flint and white pepper flavors. Drink now through 2024."