April 2022 - Oregon & Washington

April 2022 - Oregon & Washington
This month's Wine feature is Oregon & Washington Wines

Oregon & Washington Reviews

Portlandia 2019 Big Believer Cabernet Cabernet Sauvignon
92 points
Deep purple color. Aromas of chocolate caramel bar, brown butter, and crusty cassis phyllo tart with a round, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, amusing, long dried berries, black olive relish, eucalyptus honeycomb and incense, and mint gelato finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A warming, supple, and savory cabernet for sipping on a cold night.
City Winery 2017 Signature Series  Cuvee Durant Pinot Noir
90 points
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of spicy cherry custard, sandalwood, leather, and cola float with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a polished, stimulating, medium-long finish conveying impressions of white toffee and strawberry shortcake with fine, chewy tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, tasty, instantly appealing Pinot Noir that will be very versatile.
City Winery 2018 Cuvee Durant Reserve Pinot Noir
87 points
Burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of spiced nuts, bourbon barrel, honeyed dried cherries and fig, and berry scented candle with a silky, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, crisp finish with accents of sour cherry vinaigrette and peppered nuts with light oak flavor. A chewy, savory, and mouthwatering Pinot for pairings.
Portlandia 2019 Red Blend Columbia Valley
86 points
Ruby black color. Aromas of blackberry, marjoram, rye crisps, and cocoa nibs with a round, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length licorice and hints of violet petals finish with moderate oak flavor. A bold, everyday Columbia Valley red that satisfies.
Portlandia 2020  Pinot Noir
85 points
Ruby black color. Aromas of bacon, pickled cherries, roasted squash, and sage with a supple, crisp, light-to-medium body and a graceful, easy nut skins, cocoa powder, and summer tomato finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A savory, smoky Pinot Noir for the table.
Rosemary Manor 2020  Viognier
84 points
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of rice krispies with dried peach, macadamia brittle, chocolate frozen banana, and hint of potato flour with a satiny, bright, dry medium body and a graceful, captivating, breezy finish that shows elements of spiced kiwi and papaya, praline, and melon rind. A supple and sleek Viognier sipper.
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