September 2014 Reviews from Wine Press Northwest, Pinot Noir Tasting Results

 

OUTSTANDING

"Stanton Vineyard 2012 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $22.50: Charlie Stanton and Julie Gemmell planted their vineyard in the southern Willamette Valley in 2005, and the wines are crafted at Boedecker Cellars in Portland. This is a beautifully balanced and understated Pinot Noir with wonderful aromas of raspberry, red currant and strawberry. On the palate, a sexy earthiness intermingles with flavors of bright red fruit and a hint of orange zest. It’s a wine perfectly suited to pair with pork tenderloin, turkey or prime rib. (75 cases, 13.8% alc.)"

 

EXCELLENT

"Stanton Vineyard 2011 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $20: This small-lot, nicely priced Pinot Noir from a fairly new producer is a lovely and complex wine. It opens with aromas of violet and purple lavender, followed by flavors of pomegranate, pie cherry and plum. Ample acidity and moderate tannins provide all the structure this wine needs. (75 cases, 12.9% alc.)"

 

Here is the entire article, it is a fun read:

 

http://www.winepressnw.com/2014/09/01/3122503_tasting-results-pinot-noir.html?sp=/99/1644/1668/&rh=1.com

 

 

From Eugene Weekly September 2014

 

"While we’re in this neighborhood, we have to consider a reason to drink pinot gris (besides salmon in any form). Too often, pinot gris is a rather austere white wine with not a lot of character. It’s better than drinking water, of course, but dayum. However, Stanton Vineyard 2012 Pinot Gris ($13) is simply excellent, full of aromas/flavors like ripe pears, stone fruit, white flowers, with juicy mouthfeel, deftly balanced for food or sipping — a wowser."

 

http://www.eugeneweekly.com/20140904/wine/golden-year.com

 

Vinous Media - Josh Raynolds , September 2016
 
Stanton Vineyard 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose'            89/100 pts
 
Stanton Vineyard 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc                    88/100 pts
 
Stanton Vineyard 2015 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris                       87/100 pts

 

90 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 2013
 
Stanton Vineyard 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Bright red. Sexy red berry and floral pastille aromas are complemented by deeper notes of black cardamom and licorice. Sweet and smoky on the palate, offering warm black raspberry and spicecake flavors and a hint of white pepper. Finishes spicy and long, with slow-building tannins and very good energy. This wine is made by the Boedecker Cellars team at their winery