The genius of Oregon Pinot Noir

By on March 1, 2015

Methven Family Vineyards 2010 Estate Cuvée Pinot Noir, Eola-Amity Hills, $33

Methven Family Vineyards 2010 Estate Cuvee Pinot Noir labelFruit from this 30-acre site, planted in 2002 along the eastern edge of the northern Eola-Amity Hills, is helping a number of young wineries in Oregon and Washinton make headlines. Here, the Methvens’ winemaker, Chris Lubberstedt, shines with this elegant blend of certified sustainably farmed fruit. Aromas of strawberry-rhubarb pie, dark plum, cocoa and orange zest lead to elegant flavors of strawberry-rhubarb compote, backed by fine-grained sandy tannins and juicy blackberry acidity. Look for Allen and Jill Methven’s tasting room just south of the Monrovia plant nursery near McMinnville.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 200 cases

Alcohol: 13.9%

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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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