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
$21
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
$55
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
$45
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
$21
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
$21
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
$19
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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