Great Northwest Wine top 100 wines of 2014: 10-2

By on December 30, 2014

6. Colene Clemens Vineyards 2012 Margo Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $35

2012_MargoWillamette Valley natives Joe Stark and his wife, Vicki, found an abandoned farm and orchard near Ribbon Ridge in 2005 and began planting it a year later with Pommard, Wadensvil and three Dijon clones. Graceful use of oak allows for a fruit-forward Pinot Noir with notes of Marionberry, Bing cherry and pomegranate. President plum skin tannin and juicy acidity are the hallmarks of this remarkable offering. This won double gold and best of class at the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

Production: 1,200 cases

Alcohol: 14%

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Articles authored by Great Northwest Wine are co-authored by Eric Degerman and Andy Perdue. In most cases, these are wine reviews that are judged blind by the Great Northwest Wine tasting panel.

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