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2019 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Dopp Creek Estate

$29.99
2019 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Dopp Creek Estate
This is a darling of the Wine Spectator, scoring mid-nineties the last several years. 2019 looks to be possibly their best yet but will be long sold out before the score comes out from the Wine Spectator. It comes in at only 13.7% alcohol with aromas of red and blue fruit, violets, underbrush, and a touch of baking spices. There is a beautiful elegance to this wine on the palate with good vibrancy and lots of underlying power. The vineyard is planted to six different clones on volcanic and marine sedimentary soils that seem to contribute to this wine's elegance. For those that don't know, Colene Clemens is located where the Chehalem Mountains converge with Ribbon Ridge. The beautiful -122-acre property was planted in 2006. The vineyards' elevation spans from 350 to 650 feet with rocky soils, south-facing, and sedimentary and volcanic rock. The vines are dry and sustainably at a minimum, but most of their practices are organic. They also do a lot of crop management to keep the yields low since they are trying to harvest the best physiologically ripe fruit. In the cellar, it's a pretty straightforward approach letting gravity move the wines, keeping the wines on the healthy lees as long as possible using a reasonable combination of new and older oak for aging. It helps when the wine-maker Stephen Goff is also the vineyard manager. With all this care and love, it's incredible how they can sell this wine at such a reasonable price. This wine is pretty tightly allocated and highly recommended with much appeal since it can be enjoyed by the domestic and the old-world wine lover!

2019 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Dopp Creek Estate

2019 Colene Clemens Pinot Noir Dopp Creek Estate

$29.99
$29.99

This is a darling of the Wine Spectator, scoring mid-nineties the last several years. 2019 looks to be possibly their best yet but will be long sold out before the score comes out from the Wine Spectator. It comes in at only 13.7% alcohol with aromas of red and blue fruit, violets, underbrush, and a touch of baking spices. There is a beautiful elegance to this wine on the palate with good vibrancy and lots of underlying power. The vineyard is planted to six different clones on volcanic and marine sedimentary soils that seem to contribute to this wine's elegance. For those that don't know, Colene Clemens is located where the Chehalem Mountains converge with Ribbon Ridge. The beautiful -122-acre property was planted in 2006. The vineyards' elevation spans from 350 to 650 feet with rocky soils, south-facing, and sedimentary and volcanic rock. The vines are dry and sustainably at a minimum, but most of their practices are organic. They also do a lot of crop management to keep the yields low since they are trying to harvest the best physiologically ripe fruit. In the cellar, it's a pretty straightforward approach letting gravity move the wines, keeping the wines on the healthy lees as long as possible using a reasonable combination of new and older oak for aging. It helps when the wine-maker Stephen Goff is also the vineyard manager. With all this care and love, it's incredible how they can sell this wine at such a reasonable price. This wine is pretty tightly allocated and highly recommended with much appeal since it can be enjoyed by the domestic and the old-world wine lover!