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At first restrained, the flavors broaden, fully
sustained by a mineral girding, building into
a grand and elegant wine. (150 cases) -P.J.C.
513614

91 | Argyle

$50

2014 Eola-Amity Hills Spirit Hill
Vineyard Blanc de Blancs Chardonnay ^
This sparkling chardonnay seems rich at
first, with opulent scents of candied apple
and toasted lees, and yet, on the palate, it
skips along, fresh and bright, with a strident
mousse, lemon-lime flavors and a toasty
finish. (W&S 12/18; 1,900 cases) -P.J.C.
517005

91 | Argyle

$50

2014 Willamette Valley Artisan Series
Brut Rosé ^ A blend of pinot noir and pinot
meunier with some chardonnay, this pink
sparkler has an umami top note, like that of
washed-rind cheese, over its biscuit scents.
Mildly earthy and salty in flavor, it's a quiet,
gently persistent wine for a cheese course.
(2,500 cases) -P.J.C.
516736

91 | Lundeen

$65

2015 Dundee Hills LaRue's Brut Rosé ^ This
is the second vintage release of Stoller's brut
rosé, the pet project of Stoller's assistant
winemaker Kate Payne-Brown. This pale
pink starts off in a wheaty-savory mode,
with a whiff of nutty toffee lending some
complexity. Its flavors remain lean, fine and
toasty, ready to pair with smoked sturgeon.
(575 cases) -P.J.C.
516858

91 | Winter's Hill

2012 Willamette Valley Bunker Hill
Vineyard Late Disgorged Blanc de Blancs
Extra Brut ^ From a cool, windswept vineyard
just outside the Eola-Amity Hills, this wine
is a beauty, forward in its sweet accents of
dried apple, pear and lemon, while lean in
texture and drive. It finishes with a mild
earthiness, and the complexity to pair with
wild-mushroom risotto drizzled with truffle
oil. (40 cases) -P.J.C.
517040

90 | Maison Jussiaume

$65

2016 Rogue Valley Brut Blanc de Blancs ^
Composed entirely of chardonnay, this
sparkler smells rich, with exotic scents of
caramel and wheatberries. And yet it tastes
dry and even a bit tart, the flavors driven
by a sour green-apple cut of acidity that's
mouthwatering and hunger inducing. It
has the stuffing to pair with roasted chicken
thighs and polenta. (100 cases) -P.J.C.

$28

2015 Willamette Valley Vintage Brut ^
Blended from 70 percent pinot noir, 20
percent chardonnay and the rest pinot
meunier, this fine-boned sparkler has an
earth tone reminiscent of pinot noir bruts.
It smells of bread crust and lemon zest, with
vinous flavors and zippy acids. -P.J.C.
516738

Wine&Spirits
Our Score
Definitions
W&S scores are based on
quality and distinctive regional
character, to help you find
delicious wines grown and
made with integrity.

100
Transcendent
A wine that speaks directly from
the earth, communicating the
flavors of its place with unequaled
complexity and intensity; it will
offer pleasure for decades.

96 to 99
Astonishing, Rare
A wine that saturates the senses
with flavors that feel unique
and thrilling; a rare
landmark for its region.

93 to 95
Exciting, Distinctive
516732

90 | Montinore

$24

Willamette Valley Vivacé A blend of
biodynamically grown gewurztraminer,
riesling, pinot gris and Müller-Thurgau,
this low-impact sparkler is bright and floral,
smelling of orange and lemon blossoms. On
the palate, the gewurz sings, with sweet fruit
and mildly florid textures, slightly off dry and
totally fresh. (2,000 cases) -P.J.C.

A wine that transcends simple
typicity to its region or variety-a
vivid, singular expression of place.

90 to 92
Delicious, Compelling
A compelling wine of its region;
a delicious, finessed
expression of a place.

88 to 89
Delicious, Representative

$49

2016 Dundee Hills Ninebark Sparkling
Wine ^ At once exuberant and mild, this
sparkler leads with all savory accents-bread
crust, toasted lees, a mild whiff of fines herbes,
all driven by pleasantly tart acidity. -P.J.C.
517007

90 | Argyle

$40

$30

Willamette Valley Brut ^ A perfectly Pacific
Northwest sparkler, this feels like an ode
to apples: crisp apples at the outset, bright
juicy golden apples in the middle, tart and
zesty green apples guiding the finish to
mouthwatering effect, all of it working within
a toasty, leesy frame. It's fresh, focused and a
steal. (300 cases) -P.J.C.
516586

91 | Stoller

90 | Lundeen

Well-made, pleasurable and
true to its region or variety.

85 to 87
Balanced, Crowd Pleasing

516602

90 | Willamette Valley
Vineyards

$55

2016 Willamette Valley Brut ^ Simple, quiet,
balanced and bright: There's nothing wild or
complex about this sparkling wine. Instead,
it feels honest and poised, its forthright pear
and apple flavors bookended by a mildly
toasty top note and a touch of brûlée toastiness on the finish. (900 cases) -P.J.C.
516644

Identifiable in style and regional
character, and qualitatively solid.

80 to 84
Useful
Simple wine that will either
quench thirst or play a
useful role at the table.


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