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NORTH AMERICAN NEW RELEASES
92 | Joseph Jewell

N E W YO RK RED
520147

90 | Boundary Breaks

$20

2018 Finger Lakes Cabernet Franc (Best
Buy) ^ Scents of olive and slate ground floral
top notes of lavender and thyme flowers. The
fruit is on the light side, pretty and brambly,
with notes of dried plum and pine frond, and
an earthy intensity that would pair well with
lamb. -P.J.C. (450 cases)  ¤
520527

$30

2018 Rogue Valley To Love Somebody
Gerber Vineyard Gewurztraminer ^ John
House has come out with another splendid
gewurztraminer from Gerber Vineyard; its
40-year-old vines predate much of the pinot
in the Willamette. This vintage is gewurz in a
streamlined form, with dry litchi and lemon
scents and a lean, sunny energy that keeps
the wine elegant and lithe. It's a magisterial
white for lemon prawns. -P.J.C. (400 cases)
520292

91 | Eola Hills

$25

2017 Oregon Barrel Select Reserve Chardonnay (Best Buy) ^ Smoky and dense when
first poured, this has a scent of toasted lees
that gives way to a firm, concentrated apple
flavor. The texture is driven by a nut-skin
grip of oak and phenolics; for lemon roast
chicken. -P.J.C. ¤ ¤

PINOT NOIR
520215

$55

2017 Eola-Amity Hills Paul Gerrie Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ Paul Gerrie is the latest
vineyard to join the pantheon of what Cristom calls "the four ladies," its estate vineyards. The wine is impressively complex for
such a youngster: Steve Doerner's wholecluster regimen adds a turfy note and lush,
resinous tannins to a resolutely red-plumand-cherry mélange of fruit. Elegant and
fine; for salmon. -P.J.C. (261 cases) ¤
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WINE & SPIRITS

94 | Cristom

JUNE 2020

$45

2017 Eola-Amity Hills Canary Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ From a vineyard planted in
1983 now owned by winemaker Ken Wright,
this starts out smoky and tense, driven by
cluster spice and youthful, juicy dark-cherry
fruit. It feels plush but elegantly framed,
pure, graceful and lean, and finishes with a
dusty, windblown minerality, which gathers
the wine beautifully, and suggests it will have
a long cellar life. -P.J.C. (192 cases)  ¤
520217
$45

2017 McMinnville Meredith Mitchell
Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ From Cristom's new
line of wines from non-estate vineyard
sources, this comes from a warm, mid-elevation vineyard planted in the early 1990s,
mostly to Pommard clone. It's currently
demonstrative in its whole-cluster spice,
with bright, generous fruit beneath it. (138
cases) -P.J.C. ¤
520412

92 | Archery Summit

$100

2017 Dundee Hills Red Hills Vineyard
Pinot Noir ^ A Jory-soils stalwart, this wine's
attributes are red through and through, with
scents of red-cap mushroom and cinnamon,
dark herbs and plum-a curious panoply of
savory and sweet. The flavors, though, are
bright and tart cherry ("AOP Cherry," said
one taster), with a dusty, slightly grainy texture that lends elegance and heft to all this
odd complexity. -P.J.C. ¤
520216

92 | Cristom

OREG O N RE D

94 | Cristom

520218

93 | Cristom

OREG O N W H I T E

93 | Ovum

esty savor. It has a scent of dried leaves and
mushroom caps, and bright, pretty flavors
of strawberry and rhubarb; for duck. (3,707
cases) -P.J.C. ¤
520122

$45

2016 Sonoma Coast Cherry Camp Vineyard Syrah ^ This grows at a vineyard in Occidental, on the south side of the far Sonoma
coast. And it ripened to light and airy richness at 12 percent alcohol in that cool climate. It has the cracked-green-peppercorn
spice of coastal syrah, filled out with some
zesty blueberry and strawberry fruit depth.
Reticent in its youth, this will benefit from a
few years in the cellar. -J.G. (75 cases)  ¤

$40

91 | Lumos

$48

90 | Eola Hills

$20

2017 Eola-Amity Hills Daffodil Hill Pinot
Noir ^ From a vineyard on the southern end of
the Eola Hills, near Eola Springs, this wine is
as fruity as a good Beaujolais, and grounded
too, with a savory base of violet and olive supporting juicy red-berry fruit. The flavors are
at once focused and creamy, with an herbal
bite. -P.J.C. (176 cases)  ¤
520024
2017 Eola-Amity Hills North Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir ^ This cool
wine from a cool site is reserved, the notes
of clove, anise and dried dark plum held at a
distance. The linear trajectory of the tannins
suggests this is a long way from peak expression. Cellar. -P.J.C. (96 cases)  ¤
520287
2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Best
Buy) ^ Simple, quiet and elegant, this wine has
an earthy scent and red fruit that's backed
up by a fine whiff of cluster spice. It's gathered and fine, and well priced for the cocktail
hour. -P.J.C. ¤

WASHINGTON RED
BLENDS

$45

2017 McMinnville Hyland Vineyard Pinot
Noir ^ This comes from a Willakenzie site
with vines going back to 1971. It's demonstrably different from Cristom's estate offerings, with less structure but plenty of flavor,
heady and dark, with scents of roasted nuts
and spiced plum, and a toothsome, leathery
texture. (180 cases) -P.J.C. ¤
520121

92 | Kate Arnold

91 | Kate Arnold

$25

2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir (Best
Buy) ^ Like Arnold's Daffodil Hill wine (also
recommended here), this offers tension
between bright, generous red fruit and for-

520148

93 | Kiona

$40

Red Mountain Fortuna Estate (Best Buy) ^
A multivintage blend of cabernet (2015), carmenère (2017) and malbec (2018), this is a
compelling, exotic success. Its mild scents of
smoke and cedar overlay a graham-cracker
oak component; underneath, the deep blackplum and fig flavors have a suave, velvety texture, sexy and brooding at once. This would
pair beautifully with dry-aged beef. -P.J.C.
(240 cases)  ¤


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