Oregon Wine Tasting at COPIA
July, 2004

The list is a compilation of the two days worth of tasting notes. Quite a few of the wineries poured different wines each day.

A to Z Wineworks

2002 Claret Drinkable $15
A to Z Wineworks 2002 Pinot Noir Very dry $17
Abacela 2003 Albarino Liked, try again $20
Abacela 2000 Pinot Noir SE Block Tempranillo Liked, try again $45
ADEA Wine Company 2001 Pinot Noir Reserve (Magnum) Soft tannins likable  
ADEA Wine Company 2001 Pinot Noir Dean O's Stinky nose, bitter, med style  
ADEA Wine Company 2000 Pinot Noir Reserve Brighter than 2001 young vine style  
ADEA Wine Company 2001 Pinot Noir Dean O's Day 2: Ok  
ADEA Wine Company 2002 Pinot Noir drinkable  
Adelsheim Vineyard 2001 Pinot Noir Yamhill Good acid light style  
Amity Vineyards 1998 Pinot Noir Winemaker's Reserve Smells like petrol & anise, v. unusual  
Andrew Rich Wines 2002 Pinot Noir Willamette Long finish  
Andrew Rich Wines 2003 Columbia Syrah Good  
Anne Amie Vineyards & Winery 2002 Pinot Noir Deux Vert Good! Long finish high acid  
Anne Amie Vineyards & Winery 2002 Pinot Noir La Colina CASSIS  
Archery Summit Winery 2001 Pinot Noir Arcus Very tannic but with a slightly chewy center and red fruit  
Archery Summit Winery 2001 Pinot Noir Red Hills We like this style very tannic as well - WE LIKE RED HILLS  
Archery Summit Winery 2001 Pinot Noir Premier Cuvee Kinda good too! $63
Benton-Lane Winery 2001 Pinot Noir Estate (no notes) $18
Benton-Lane Winery 2002 Pinot Noir 1st Class Wow. Joanne liked. Looong finish $38
Benton-Lane Winery 1999 Pinot Noir Sunny Mountain Stinky Nose but even longer finish  
Benton-Lane Winery 2001 Pinot Noir Estate Day 2: Good value $18
Benton-Lane Winery 2002 Pinot Noir 1st Class Day 2: Still liked. Long finish $38
Bethel Heights Vineyard 2002 Pinot Noir Casteel Reserve More fruit forward not yet released-leaner  
Bethel Heights Vineyard 2001 Pinot Noir SE Block Reserve Very soft concentrated  
Bethel Heights Vineyard 2001 Pinot Noir Estate Not bad $25
Brandborg Vineyard & Winery 2002 Pinot Noir Northern Reach Neutral on it. Highly tannic  
Broadley Vineyards 2001 Pinot Noir Claudia's Choice Dark berries, very tannic, promising  
Broadley Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Estate Has promise great acids but has that v/a taste  
Brooks Winery 2002 Pinot Noir Oregon VANILLA, a lot of vanilla, vanilla nose  
Brooks Winery 2002 Pinot Noir Janus More tannic still tons of oak  
Chateau Lorane Winery 2001 Gewurztraminer No but try "Lazy Creek" Gewurtz from Anderson Valley sometime  
Chateau Lorane Winery 2001 Marechal Foch Really interesting  
Chateau Lorane Winery 2002 Baco Noir Really interesting  
Chehalem 2001 Ian's Reserve Chardonnay Oaked but nicely balanced. Jo- No.  
Chehalem 2001 Pinot Noir Rion Reserve Light style  
Coleman Vineyard 2002 Pinot Noir Private Reserve Really tannic and hard $32
Coleman Vineyard 2002 Pinot Noir Estate Looong finish good concentration and balance $20
Cristom 2001 Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard Really good. Joanne liked a lot.  
Cristom 1999 Pinot Noir Reserve (no notes)  
Cristom 2001 Pinot Noir Marjorie Vineyard Really liked better than Mt Jeff Ja: GET SOME  
Cristom 2002 Pinot Noir Mount Jefferson Liked  
Cuneo Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Cuvee G Very balanced $45
Cuneo Cellars 2001 Del Rio Rogue (Bordeaux Blend) Light style  
Daedalus Cellars 2003 Pinot Gris (no notes)  
Daedalus Cellars 2001 Pinot Noir Light style $30
Daedalus Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Barrel (Sept Release) Really powerful $35
Daedalus Cellars 2001 Syrah Fantastic - TRY AGAIN 28
Daedalus Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Jezebal Drink now. More fruit forward, young style. just OK  
Domaine Coteau 2002 Yamhill Co Reserve Day 1: Jack liked a lot order? $33
Domaine Coteau 2002 Yamhill Co Reserve Day 2: Still liked! Order some!  
Domaine Drouhin Oregon 2001 Pinot Noir Too young: we don't need any  
Domaine Serene 2000 Pinot Noir Mark Bradford Great Fruit  
Domaine Serene 2000 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve Have again SAT  
Domaine Serene 2001 Pinot Noir Yamhill Cuvee YUM $32
Domaine Serene 2000 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve Still YUM $45
Duck Pond Cellars 2002 Pinot Gris Ick  
Duck Pond Cellars 2003 Pinot Noir Ugh! Lighter style  
EIEIO 2001 Pinot Noir R Reserve Hard to judge.Hard but still fruity more tannic. $35
EIEIO 2001 Pinot Noir Very fruity $25
Elk Cove Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Fruity but enh, Ja: NO.  
Eola Hills Wine Cellars White Malolacitc  
Eola Hills Wine Cellars 2003 Pinot Noir Reserve (Wolf Hill?) (no notes)  
Erath Vineyards 1999 Pinot Noir Reserve Yamhill Enh, unbalanced too fruity ick  
Erath Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Oregon Very fruity and oaky Jo:NO  
Evesham Wood Vineyard & Winery 2001 Pinot Noir Le Puits Sec RR-style, hard to judge. Very young but a lot going on - possibly good potential  
Gypsy Dancer Estates 2002 Pinot Noir A&G Vineyard (no notes)  
Gypsy Dancer Estates 2002 Pinot Noir Gary & Christine's Tannic high acid, good  
Hamacher Wines 2000 Pinot Noir Great acids, slightly tannic, red fruit, quite balanced, Ja: Didn't excite- pass.  
Hamacher Wines 2000 Pinot Noir Young but needs more balance Fruit and tannins  
J.K. Carriere 2003 White Pinot Noir AWFUL, Get this taste out of my mouth  
J.K. Carriere 2001 Pinot Noir Willamette Pinotesque fruity not much depth  
Kathken Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Estate Reserve light to med style Ja:OK  
King Estate 2000 Pinot Noir Pfeiffer ick 40s
King Estate 2000 Pinot Noir Estate enh 30s
Lange Estate Winery and Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Three Hills Cuvee light style lots of acid  
Lazy River Vineyard 2002 Pinot Noir long finish good acids  
Lemelson Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Thea's No. Young Vines $25
Lemelson Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Stermer much better $38
Lemelson Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Jerome Reserve Loooooooooong finish. $44
Lemelson Vineyards 2000 Pinot Noir Reed & Reynolds Liked this, too. $38
Lemelson Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Jerome Reserve Day 2: Still showing well today! One of the best pinot noirs at this tasting. $44
Maysara Winery 2002 Pinot Noir Delara floral nose interesting spicy GOOD $45
Maysara Winery 2001 Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee Ja: liked Jo: swallowed happily $33
McKinlay Vineyards 1999 Pinot Noir Special Selection Really acidic  
McKinlay Vineyards 2000 Pinot Noir Ladd Hill Brett, fruity  
Natalie's Estate Winery 2002 Pines Merlot Does nothing  
Natalie's Estate Winery 2002 Rosa Cabernet Good! Try again!  
Natalie's Estate Winery 2002 Hillside Cabernet Liked the Rosa best.  
Natalie's Estate Winery 2002 Rosa Cabernet Day 2: Still good  
Panther Creek Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Winemaker's Cuvee Ja: Ok don't need to buy  
Panther Creek Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Winemaker's Cuvee Day 2 Ja: Still Ok don't need to to buy  
Patricia Green Cellars 2000 Pinot Noir Balcombe Block Ja: Worst up here so far, Jo: liked  
Patricia Green Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Hirsch Sonoma Best of them. Interesting black currant but very sharp acids  
Patricia Green Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Estate Efferevescent ick  
Ponzi Vineyards 2001 Pinot Noir Reserve (no notes)  
Ponzi Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley Very tannic on finish evergreen, sweet finish  
Ponzi Vineyards 2000 Pinot Noir Reserve Anniversary Drinkable  
Raptor Ridge Winery 2002 Pinot Noir Stony Mountain Vineyard Smells corked but wasn't. Ja: Funky nose - great acids  
Raptor Ridge Winery 2002 Pinot Noir Reserve Smells corked but wasn't- high acids try with food $25
Rex Hill Vineyards 2002 Reserve Chardonnay Slightly bitter, oaked but drinkable  
Rex Hill Vineyards 2001 Pinot Noir Carabella Vineyard Buttery smooth, long finish  
Rex Hill Vineyards 2001 Pinot Noir South Oregon Cuvee Medium acids, fruity, likeable  
Rex Hill Vineyards 2001 Pinot Noir Maresch liked as well  
RoxyAnn Winery 2002 Velocity (blend) Smells like Flowers, tastes like good cheese  
RoxyAnn Winery 2002 Velocity (blend) Day 2: Really strange wine  
RoxyAnn Winery 2002 Claret Really fruity, light style, slightly woody, acids  
Scott Paul Wines 2002 Pinot Noir Cuvee Martha Pirrie Don't need to have again  
SolÚna Cellars 2002 Pinot Noir Interesting wine  
SolÚna Cellars 2001 Zinfandel Woolrich Applegate Valley (see day 2)  
SolÚna Cellars 2002 Syrah Del Rio Smells like a white wine  
SolÚna Cellars 2003 Pinot Gris 100% Steel no malolactic but very overripe sweet fruit not Alsatian style  
SolÚna Cellars 2001 Zinfandel Woolridge Creek Applegate Valley Day 2: 15.6% high acid food possible zin  
SolÚna Cellars 2002 Syrah Del Rio Day 2: Interesting - buy some $30
Soter Vineyards NV Sparking Quite drinkable  
Soter Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Beacon Hill Yum Buy Some $48
Soter Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Beacon Hill Day 2: Yum Buy Some $48
Stag Hollow Wines 2001 Pinot Noir Reserve Jack likes both vintages. Jo: Very tannic and bitter  
Stag Hollow Wines 2002 Pinot Noir Reserve Very tannic & bitter but more concentration, more fruit and longer finish  
Stangeland Vineyards 2000 Pinot Noir Winemaker's Reserve (no notes)  
Stangeland Vineyards 2001 Pinot Noir Silverleaf Very tannic  
Stangeland Vineyards 2001 Pinot Noir Miller's Acidic and tannic  
Stangeland Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Estate (no notes)  
Stoller 2001 Pinot Noir (no notes)  
Stoller 2002 Pinot Noir (no notes)  
Torii Mor 2002 Pinot Noir Estate Very tannic slightly bitter good acids $17
Torii Mor 2003 Pinot Gris No wood - overripe fruit taste.  
Torii Mor 2002 Pinot Noir Reserve Deux Verres Too young but promising. $35
Torii Mor 2002 Pinot Noir Olsen Very fruity great acids $42
Valley View Winery 2003 Viognier Anna Maria Ja: I want to drink based on nose - Jo: malolactic  
Van Duzer Vineyards 2002 Pinot Noir Homestead Block Ja: No, does not excite, decent acids  
Van Duzer Vineyards 2003 Pinot Gris Pleasant wine not a lot of personality  
Van Duzer Vineyards 2003 Pinot Noir Rose Pretty balanced not too dry or sweet  
Willakenzie Estate 2001 Pinot Noir Kiana (no notes)  
Willamette Valley Vineyards 1999 Pinot Noir Freedom Hill Ja: interesting nose, much chewier than 2000 Estate  
Willamette Valley Vineyards 2000 Pinot Noir Estate Tart floral nose light style  



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