Oregon is perhaps most famous because of the Willamette Valley, which features Pinot Noir. While Willamette is dominated by Pinot Noir, then Chardonnay; Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer and Riesling are also found there. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will continue to remain the region's most widely planted grapes, as Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc ripen too late to be viable. Pinot Noir from Oregon is often extremely aromatic, evoking not only cherries and other berries, but often scents of mushroom, earth, forest floor, vanilla and sandalwood. Though there are many fine examples of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris in Oregon, Pinot Noir remains the elegant king.
"The Old Ghost represents the best zinfandel that Klinker Brick produces each year. Brambleberry fruit aromas intermingled with anise and exotic spice, echo previous vintages. Smaller berries harvested from this vineyard block, tend to offer more skin to flesh, providing a greater level of tannin and structure to this wine."
"Klinker Brick Old Vine Zinfandel is a blend of 16 different vineyard blocks of old vine zinfandel vineyards with an average age of 86 years. With berries and spice on the nose, dark, sweet fruit fills the palate with just a hint of black pepper. This wine has a long, lingering finish. Whether you pair with a burger, ribs, barbecue or a roaring fire, this wine is sure to please."
"91 Points- Wine Enthusiast. Opens up into a supple, buttery wine. It's rich with flavors of pineapple, baked apple, sweet spices and a hint of mint. Polished and sophisticated, it generously rewards your attention with plenty of delicious details."
"Color: Ruby red. Bouquet: Fresh floral, raspberry. Taste: Framboise is like drinking liquid raspberries. The taste experience is intense with fresh floral aromas and bright red fruit flavors."
"92 Points - Wine Spectator. Sweet, polished, focused and expressive, playing the grapefruit, pear and spice flavors against bracing acidity. This avoids being cloying, and persists harmoniously. Delicious now, but should deepen with cellaring. Drink now through 2025."
"Wine from a can? This is the most approachable and ready-to-travel anywhere wine produced. With notes of peach, strawberry and watermelon it reminds us that summer wines can be great all year long."
"Captivating scents of fragrant carnation, pear custard tart and a whisper of spice engage the senses. The palate is complex, yet approachable, offering flavors of Meyer lemon, dried apricot, lime and a ribbon of caramel. Pleasing synergy between richness and acidity allows for balance and an enduring finish"