The wine is made identically to the Dr Edge North, East, South and blended Tasmanian Pinot Noirs. Winemaker Peter Dredge’s Willamette Valley Pinot is a blend of fruit sourced from the Eola-Amity Hills and Chehalem Mountains AVAs (American Viticultural Area). These two parcels are also made into separate single-vineyard expressions.
Red fruit, pepper, ash, fennel and roses. Light to medium-bodied, crisp and frisky, lick of pumice stone tannin, strawberry and raspberry flavour, juicy, mineral, dusty feel with succulence of fruit, and a long dried herb tinged finish. Such energy and verve. Outstanding. Something extra in the glass here, and a delight for lovers of fine Pinot Noir, no doubt.
95 points, The Wine Front (August 2020)
This has a delicately fragrant feel with light red florals and red cherries, dressed in aromas of forest wood, violets, fresh herbs and spiced-rubbed meat. The palate has a punchy, dynamic attitude with a very pure core of crunchy red cherries, framed in velvety tannins. Good balance.
93 points, JamesSuckling.com (January 2020)