Elk Cove Vineyards 2014 La Bohème Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $60

Perhaps no vineyard in the Elk Cove portfolio serves as a better example of the quality and bounty of the 2014 vintage than La Bohème. The site was established in 1985 with cuttings from top-performing Pommard vines across the original estate vineyard that’s just east of the Campbell family’s tasting…

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Fullerton Wines 2014 Momtazi Vineyard Pinot Noir, McMinnville, $55

Moe Momtazi purchased his 540 acres in the McMinnville American Viticultural Area back in 1997, and the abandoned wheat ranch soon became one of the most important biodynamic vineyards in the Pacific Northwest wine industry. Alex Fullerton’s work with these 16 barrels — two of which were brand new French…

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La Crema 2014 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley, $30

Jackson Family Wines invested in the Willamette Valley to create cool-climate Pinot Noir, and here’s another delicious example from a warm vintage in the Pacific Northwest. Elizabeth Grant-Douglas collaborated with eight vineyards, primarily in the Yamhill-Carlton and Eola-Amity Hills growing regions for this deliciously balanced, fruit-forward Pinot Noir. Her reliance…

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Stoller Family Estate 2015 Chardonnay, Dundee Hills, $25

Land for the largest contiguous vineyard in the Dundee Hills has been Bill Stoller’s family since 1943, and the successful tandem of winemaker Melissa Burr and viticulturist Robert Schultz has helped pave the way for the remarkable fruit-forward production of estate Chardonnay to triple from the 2014 — without losing…

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Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2014 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley, $22

McMinnville’s oldest winery and winemaker Stephen Cary view Pinot Blanc as their favorite white wine to craft, this release exemplifies their well-placed passion for this often-unappreciated Burgundy grape. The cooling influence of the Van Duzer Corridor effect across Yamhill Valley Vineyard’s Casa and Mainfield blocks allows Cary to capture the…

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Seven of Hearts 2015 Tualatin Estates Riesling, Willamette Valley, $21

Grower/winemaker Byron Dooley shows a special passion and interest for Riesling in Oregon that’s played out in his pursuit old vines of this noble grape. In 2014, he worked with 32-year-old vines at Vigna Giovannia Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Here, he dives deeper with 43-year-old plants at Tualatin Estate Vineyard…

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Luminous Hills 2015 Aura Estate Rosé of Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $28

Seven of Hearts winemaker Byron Dooley stays close to home with his Luminous Hills brand, a lineup that spotlights his estate 12-acre vineyard northwest of McMinnville, Ore. This three-barrel lot from his L.I.V.E.-certified and Salmon Safe site spent eight months in neutral French oak and emerged bone-dry and fruity with…

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Seven of Hearts 2014 Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, $35

Few winemakers in Oregon’s Willamette Valley explore as many growing regions, vineyards and varieties at Byron Dooley from his McMinnville facility. He’s focused on the Yamhill-Carlton American Viticultural Area for his own Luminous Hills Vineyard and label, but here he pulls from Armstrong Vineyard in the Northwest’s smallest AVA —…

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Elk Cove Vineyards 2014 Goodrich Pinot Noir, Yamhill-Carlton, $60

In the spring of 2014, the Campbell family grabbed Goodrich Vineyard near Yamhill, Ore. A few months later, Elk Cove winemaker Adam Campbell confirmed that the 69-acre, former Premier Pacific Vineyards holding was worthy of a single-vineyard bottling. There’s sweetness to the nose that’s akin to Hawaiian Fruit Punch as…

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Elk Cove Vineyards 2015 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $19

Year after year, one of Oregon’s largest productions of Pinot Gris also ranks among the best in the Pacific Northwest – thanks to the long-range devotion of the Campbell family and second-generation winemaker Adam Campbell. Some of their vines stem back to 1985, and the 50 acres established within Mount…

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