"I was particularly taken by their Pinot Blanc. It is light, refreshing but a perfect amount of flavor for sipping on a summer’s day." -Brian Bailey
website awards five stars to the 2004 Estate Pinot Noir. Read the wine review here.
from the Beverage Testing Institute, The 2007 World Wine Championships awards Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2006 Riesling the 'Silver Medal' 88 points, "Highly Recommended", Jeraid O'Kennard, Director BTI
When you taste Yamhill Valley Vineyards' excellent 2005 estate pinot noir you wouldn't know that 2005 was anything other than a lovely vintage. That's precisely what this elegant pinot noir is: lovely."
Endowed with an unusually deep, bright blackish garnet hue, this wine is vibrantly fresh, with pure wild cherry and red raspberry scent leaping from the glass. This same purity is found on the palate as well, accompanied by a slight tannic astringency that disappears as soon as the wine is paired with food. The balance is superb, with a bright acidity that enhances the flavor precision of the bright fruitiness.
Worth noting: The wine's vibrancy and purity are further magnified by the absence of any apparent oak. This kind of Oregon pinot noir neither needs nor wants much in the way of "makeup."
This is terrific 2005 Oregon pinot noir, an exemplar of the sort of finesse and purity that sets apart the best Oregon pinot noirs from any others in America."
"The 1999 Pinot Gris has a lush, perfumed nose of peach, pear, pineapple and green apple with faint spicy, floral notes. The flavors of white pit fruits and minerals with a hint of grapefruit are very bright and forward followed by a crisp, fruity, ineral etched finish. A bargain.
91 Points, "Outstanding" and "Best Buy."
2000 Pinot Blanc "Dry and tangy, it sings rather than shouts." August, 2001
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