2018 vintage notes
94 points Wine Spectator, Highly Recommended: "Ethereal and expressively floral, with multilayered raspberry, rose petal and cherry blossom flavors, plus orange peel accents that build richness toward polished tannins. Drink now through 2028."
Subtle, sublime magic. This is as gorgeous as any 2018 Pinot I've tasted. The aromas are so alive they jump from the glass; its a scent you allow to take over your brain. Commanding in an understated way, it makes you listen because of its quiet perfection.
Les Dijonnais is elegantly composed of the most attractive array of red berries, wrapped delicately in a tapestry of floral and mineral tones. We've had a bottle open for four days and it's still bright and fresh -- this should last a good long while in your cellar, unless you want to dive right in now which we wholeheartedly encourage. An essential Pinot noir in any Oregon collection. - Marcus
2017 vintage notes
93 points Wine Spectator: "Svelte and harmonious, with splendid raspberry and cherry flavors laced with rose petal and black tea notes, building complexity toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2027."
2016 vintage notes
94 points Vinous: "Powerful, smoke-accented red berry liqueur, cola and lavender pastille scents show excellent clarity and pick up notes of Asian spices and savory herbs with air. Sweet and expansive on the palate, displaying concentrated but lively black raspberry, cherry cola and floral pastille flavors, appealing spiciness and a building mineral quality. Finishes with solid, spicy thrust and silky, slowly building tannins that fold smoothly into the wine's sappy, persistent fruit."
2015 vintage notes
94 points Wine Spectator: "Such a mouthful of lithe, supple fruit, offering delicate yet expressive notes of raspberry, stony mineral and savory spice. Long, lingering finish is framed by refined tannins. Drink now through 2024."
94+ points Wine Advocate: "Pale ruby-purple in color, the 2015 Pinot Noir les Dijonnais offers up a beautiful perfume of potpourri, rose petals, kirsch, raspberry preserves and mulberries with nuances of underbrush, sautéed herbs, anise and cloves. Light to medium-bodied, this wine gives a wonderful intensity of perfumed red berry and earth flavors, framed by firm, grainy tannins and lively acid, finishing with great persistence and depth."
2013 vintage notes
93 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and expressive, soft in texture, this offers generous flavors of cherry, raspberry and clove that linger effortlessly against velvety tannins. Drink now through 2023."
2010 vintage notes
"High-pitched aromas of red berries, Asian spices and fresh rose, with a smoky mineral note sneaking in with air. Silky and precise on the palate, offering sweet raspberry and floral pastille flavors and hint of licorice adding depth. Distinctly elegant, with supple tannins adding shape to a long, floral-dominated finish. - JR