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US NEW RELEASES
90 | Lavinea

PINOT NOIR
516854

94 | Lumos

$48

2016 Eola-Amity Hills The G Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ Dai Crisp
calls this "G" because, he says, it's like Guam,
"all on its own out there" on the southwest
corner of Temperance Hill, nearly adjacent
to Cristom's vineyards. The wine is singular,
with a seductively savory character-scents
of clove, lavender and pinesap-and sleek
notes of black cherry and plum. It feels composed and elegant, with lively acidity and fine
soil-inflected tannins. No need to wait: This
is showing beautifully now. (59 cases) -P.J.C.
516855

92 | Lumos

$48

2016 Eola-Amity Hills Pumphouse Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ From a
high-elevation parcel planted in Witzel soils,
the rockiest, most impoverished soil series in
the Eola Hills, this muscular wine starts out
smoky and mulled in its dark plum richness.
With air, the wine lights up, retaining a generous core of plum fruit and vine-bark savor,
all the while remaining generous, succulent
and remarkably focused, with cedary tannins
and rippling acidity. (45 cases) -P.J.C.
516764

91 | Lavinea

$75

2016 Eola-Amity Hills Elton Vineyard
Pinot Noir ^ From an old-vine site near
Hopewell, in the eastern slopes of the Eola-
Amity Hills, this wine is exceedingly well
built, to the point of feeling a bit distant
when first poured. It takes a day and a decant
to unfurl and, when it does, it's a model of
composure: mildly smoky aromas, scents of
roses, sweet cherry flavors-a quiet, calm
projection of pinot character. (263 cases)
-P.J.C.
516771

91 | Lavinea

$48

2016 Eola-Amity Hills North Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ This block
is exposed to the elements, rising to 850 feet
on the north side of the property. The wine
smells of tea and dried flowers; the flavors are
deep, dark cherry, with a gentle acidity and
fine tannins that will pair beautifully with
smoked trout. (91 cases) -P.J.C.
516769
86

WINE & SPIRITS

90 | Lumos

its ripe fruit in a cradle of oak. Its quince
and meringue flavors have an enveloping
richness, the wine ready for pork loin. (800
cases) -P.J.C.

WASHINGTON RED
CABERNET-FAMILY BLENDS

$48

2016 Eola-Amity Hills Upper Bench Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ Scents
of tanbark and freshly turned earth lend a
savory note to this dark, red-fruited pinot. Its
flavors fall to black plum and dried clay, with
smokiness to the tannins that suggests grilled
duck breast as a pairing. (67 cases) -P.J.C.

WA SHINGTON WHITE
CHARDONNAY

516724

94 | L'Ecole No 41

517233

90 | Buty

$42

2017 Columbia Valley Conner Lee
Vineyard Chardonnay ^ Savory and broad,
with a scent of toasted nuts and caramel, this
wine frames its golden-apple flavors within
the fullness of its lees. It's firm, focused more
by the lees and caramelly oak than by acidity,
built for roast chicken. (70 cases) -P.J.C.

CHENIN BLANC

$55

2016 Walla Walla Valley Apogee Pepper Bridge Vineyard ^ The 2016 Apogee is
a blend of 60 percent cabernet sauvignon
and 25 percent merlot, the rest malbec and
cabernet franc. The cabernet gives the wine
some heft while the merlot and other varieties seem to open it-to save it from becoming monolithic and overly compact. This
has the scent of Mexican chocolate, spiced
mocha and tobacco leaf, the flavor backed by
a subtle sweetness, a deep core of plum and
fig that mingles with the spice notes effortlessly. It's a splendid achievement for ribs.
(1,320 cases) -P.J.C.

$75

2016 Eola-Amity Hills Temperance Hill
Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ From a windswept
site on Temperance Hill, this wine has shy
scents of lavender and cherry blossoms. The
flavors are lean and cinched in the middle,
delineated by fine oak and cherry flavors. It
needs a bit of time to come together. (364
cases) -P.J.C.
516857

91 | Lumos

$65

2016 Willamette Valley Tualatin Estate
Pinot Noir ^ A bit of reduction has left this
wine tense, at once savory in its cedary
scents, and red-fruited and forward with flavors of crushed cherries. It feels firm and well
built, just needing time to settle. (239 cases)
-P.J.C.
516856

AUGUST 2019

516722

90 | L'Ecole No 41

$16

2018 Yakima Valley Old Vines Chenin
Blanc (Best Buy) ^ The fruit for this wine is
drawn from three old-vine sites, most notably Upland Vineyard, on Snipes Mountain,
planted 1979. It has classic chenin aromas of
grass and wool, with broad pear and mildly
salty flavors. It needs air and food to open up;
pour it with a duck-and-lentil salad. (4,060
cases) -P.J.C.

ROUSSANNE
516604

90 | DeLille Cellars

$37

2017 Red Mountain Roussanne ^ Broad and
round, this Red Mountain white gathers

517220

93 | Swiftwater Cellars

$50

2016 Columbia Valley Proprietary Red ^ A
blend of cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec
and cabernet franc, this hails from a number
of prestigious vineyards, including Octave,
Klipsun, Zephyr Ridge and Quintessence.
This wine feels old-school in its scent of cedar
and pine fronds, its dark fruit flavors cradled
by burnished wood tones. It's grippy, but
the tannins sustain an elegance rendered by
gentle, detailed acidity. Winemaker Andrew
Wisniewski has renewed Swiftwater's focus
on vineyard management, reducing the


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