Sunday, August 24, 2008

Wine Tasting - Hollywood Wine & Espresso's Oregon: Dundee Hills Extravaganza

Hollywood Wine & Espresso

OREGON: DUNDEE HILLS EXTRAVAGANZA - Hollywood Wine & Espresso, Portland OR (8/23/2008)

  • 2006 Dobbes Family Estate Pinot Gris - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
    Smooth, nice flavors or citrus fruit and honeydew melon. (86 pts.)

  • 2007 Torii Mor Pinot Gris - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
    Very bright, with snappy citrus fruit and harsh acidity. Methinks this is a very young wine. (84 pts.)

  • 2005 Dobbes Family Estate Viognier - USA, Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley
    Very floral on the nose, with a sweet taste of pears and flowers. Very nice! (88 pts.)

  • 2006 Wine By Joe Pinot Noir Really Good - USA, Oregon
    Wine shop owner called this "spaghetti wine" and I certainly agree. It needs some food to go with. On it's own, not so good. Muted fruit, a bit of earth, but really, a "MEH" wine for me. (82 pts.)

  • 2006 Torii Mor Pinot Noir Willamette Valley - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
    Nice cherry fruit, with some of that Oregon earthiness I enjoy. Somewhat bitter however. Needs more time to integrate I think. (86 pts.)

  • 2006 Torii Mor Pinot Noir Dundee Hills Select - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
    Much better than the "Willamette Valley" cuvee, and very young. Tannins were heavy, but controled by the fruit and acidity. I think this one will age well. Raspberry and cherry fruit with some spice in there as well. (90 pts.)

  • 2006 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Premier Cuvée - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley
    Wow! Big fruit, but very well integrated. Lots of berries in this one, with some very tasty tar/earth/tobacco in there. Long and supple finish makes me want to take another sip just to keep it going. (91 pts.)

  • 2006 Archery Summit Pinot Noir Arcus Estate - USA, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Dundee Hills
    Wine of the Tasting! But, of course I expected this. At $100/bottle, definitely a pass for me, but this is a HUGE Pinot! Heavy tannins, oakey, but with big fruit under the tannins that shines through. This one is very very young, and needs a good 5-10 years to really show its stuff. (93 pts.)

  • 2004 Dobbes Family Estate Syrah Grande Assemblage Cuvée - USA, Oregon, Southern Oregon, Rogue Valley
    Lots of fruit, almost a fruitbomb. Blackberries and cherries, with a sweet but slightly tart finish. Reminds me of a $20 Aussie Shiraz. (91 pts.)


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