The 2018 Dundee Hills was slated for the Everyday club originally. And then I tasted it...and re-tasted it on the second day. It has always been a "duh" wine for us as in, "duh, of course it's amazing!" So we're never surprised at how good it is...until I dove into the ‘18. Of course it's delicious but the texture and weight of the 2018 is something other-realm for Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot, something special that's going to set this release apart from all others that have come before it. Something deserving of the Reserve club!
As it turns out, it wasn’t just my inclination or tastes that catapulted this into reserve status. Ever aware of the sales market, the winemaking team of John Paul and Tom Sivilli put in a few barrels that were slated for the upper-end bottlings, which is clearly evident.
An extra-luscious model for what was already a stone-cold slayer of higher-priced wines without this kind of pedigree. From old vines in Abbey Ridge (~75%) and Clos Electrique (~25%) Vineyards, Cameron's two crown jewels, it shows complexities and subtleties that basically don't exist at this price. It’s the vines, man, the vines!
At virtually any other winery in the Willamette Valley, it wouldn’t exist at this price–the winery would charge more. So much beautiful Cameron character combines with a heavenly silky texture–the weight and movement of the wine is wow-inducing! Dark raspberries, black cherries, lavender, fresh rose, coriander–but it's the pure silk that'll keep you coming back for sip after sip. Drink it now or anytime over the coming 8-10 years. But really, you should drink it NOW and then stock up while you can on this incredible Pinot at a giveaway price.
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