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2016 Elevee Winegrowers Madrona Hill Pinot Noir

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September 25, 2022 - $35



93Vinous / IWC

...expansive, spice-accented bouquet displays lively red/dark berry qualities... Sweet and energetic on the palate, offering concentrated black raspberry, cherry-cola and star anise flavors that are braced by a spine of juicy acidity. Shows excellent clarity and spicy thrust on a very long, gently tannic finish that strongly echoes the cherry and floral notes.

93Wine Enthusiast

The herbal components really shine here, finessing the firm black cherry fruit with a panoply of Italian spices...savory style, anchored in its dark fruits and finishing with a touch of barrel spice from 30% new oak.

91Wine Spectator

Precise and appealingly brooding, blending black and red fruit, laced with orange peel, stony mineral and clove flavors that build toward buffed yet refined tannins.

91James Suckling

This offers a deep, red-cherry core of aromas and flavors with mouthwatering freshness on the palate and plenty of juicy, pure red cherries at the finish.


United States, Oregon, Willamette Valley, Chehalem Mountains

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.


Red Wine, Pinot Noir

This red wine is relatively light and can pair with a wide variety of foods. The grape prefers cooler climates and the wine is most often associated with Burgundy, Champagne and the U.S. west coast. Regional differences make it nearly as fickle as it is flexible.