91 points - Wilfred Wong, wine.com
Expressing the terroir of our three estate vineyards — the original planting by Founder Jim Bernau in the Salem Hills, Tualatin Estate planted by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller in the foothills of the Coastal Range and Elton Vineyard planted by Dick and Betty O'Brien in the Eola-Amity Hills.
91 points - Wine Enthusiast
92 points & Gold Medal - Savor Northwest
90 points - James Suckling
Sourced exclusively from 15 acres of Pinot Noir from the first plantings at the Estate Vineyard, Founder Jim Bernau planted these vines using a Christmas tree planter pulled behind his 33 horsepower tractor. He grafted the French clones 667 and 777 on a portion of the vines when they became available.
Case special: Save 20% on a case of this new release, complimentary ground shipping and one of your bottles will be signed by Jim Bernau.
93 points - James Suckling
Sourced from old vine plantings at our Elton Vineyard, founded in 1983 by Dick and Betty O’Brien, on the east-southeast slopes of the Eola-Amity Hills.
The wine expresses beautiful movement and dark fruit flavors of blackberry, currant and plum accented by minerality, cedar, anise and bergamot. The wine features a broad palate, velvety tannins, balancing acidity and lingering finish.
90 points - Wine Enthusiast
Named after the owner’s daughter, Hannah Vineyard is adjacent to our Tualatin Estate Vineyard in the foothills of the Coastal Mountain Range and is protected by a rain shadow, making it warmer than the rest of the Willamette Valley.
Garnet in color, the wine opens with red cherry, raspberry, floral and minerality notes that lead on the nose and into an elegant, round palate with deep concentration and flavors of cranberry, dried herbs, anise and bergamot.
91 points - Wine Enthusiast
Tualatin Estate Vineyard rests in the foothills of the Oregon Coast range and is one of the oldest plantings in Oregon, planted in 1973 by Oregon wine pioneer Bill Fuller, and now in the newly approved Tualatin Hills AVA. The unique Laurelwood soil profile at the Tualatin Estate Vineyard contributes to the complex nature of the wines.
Celebrating Bill Fuller’s milestone 46th vintage in Oregon, our 2019 Vintage 46 Pinot Noir is crafted by Bill from his favorite blocks at Tualatin Estate Vineyard using his traditional techniques.
Special: Mix & Match 4 or 6 bottles the 2019 Vintage 46 Pinot Noir and Chardonnay and enjoy special savings through September 30th.
Our 2017 AVA Pinot Noir Series represents the different areas within the Willamette Valley American Viticulture Area including Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton. Made with the same winemaking techniques, these wines express the terroir of their unique vineyard sites.
With an alluring nose of dark fruits, caramel, toffee, earth and minerality, the wine immediately invites a sip offering a palate of red cherries and raspberries, milk chocolate, hazelnuts and pie spice. Medium bodied with a silky texture, rich mid-palate, balancing acidity and smooth, fully resolved tannins.
Our 2017 AVA Pinot Noir Series represents different areas within the Willamette Valley American Viticulture Area including Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton. Made with the same winemaking techniques, these wines express the terroir of their unique vineyard sites.
Offering a nose of fragrant rose, sandalwood and black cherry notes, the approach is bright as the wine moves into darker fruit notes on the palate with the addition of lavender, milk chocolate and minerality. Rich for the vintage, the wine is framed by lush tannins and balancing acidity.
Cuvée translates to Vintner's Choice. This wine was specially blended from barrel lots from our AVA Series vineyard sites to create a wine displaying the uniqueness of the individual appellations, while coming together to showcase Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
94 points & Double Gold - Savor Northwest
An illustration of the art of blending, the Signature Cuvée is selected from the finest barrels sourced from our Estate, Elton and Tualatin Estate Vineyards. Characterized by blue fruit and minerality, the nose opens with blueberry, boysenberry, graphite, wet stone and herbal notes. The palate is firm flavors of blackberry, baking spice and red earth framed by integrated tannins and balancing acidity. With site driven diversity, we are able to craft this wine to our precise and quality standards.
92 points - Owen Bargreen
WVV was established in 1983 by a dedicated group of wine enthusiasts committed to producing among the highest quality Pinot Noirs while being good stewards of the land. As a tribute to these individuals, we have created this special blend of Pinot Noir sourced exclusively from the Willamette Valley.
Ingram Estate Vineyard was planted in 2013 on the east-facing slope of the Eola Hills. Owners joined us in September 2015 to plant additional vines that were harvested for this bottling.
Ruby in color, the wine opens with tart cherry, cranberry, floral and red earth notes. On the medium-bodied palate, flavors mirror aromas with the addition of raspberry, cedar, black pepper and savory spices.
91 points & Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
90 points - Wilfred Wong, wine.com
Years ago, Founder Jim Bernau began experimenting with Pinot Noir by gently dropping hand-picked whole clusters in a chilled stainless fermenter, pushing all the oxygen out with CO2 and sealing the vessel tight. What happened next was magical — the berries started to swell and turn pink. When they burst, they released the most aromatic, fermenting Pinot Noir.
91 points - International Wine Report
Sourced from our sustainably-farmed Elton and Tualatin Estate Vineyards, the grapes were gently whole cluster pressed and fermented in stainless steel to deliver expressive aromas and flavors with a crisp, dry finish.
This wine was developed years ago by the late Winemaker Forrest Klaffke, who kept it locked away from Founder Jim Bernau to deter him from sampling tour groups on it from the barrel. The day before his passing, he gave the key to Jim and we have continued to make the wine according to his methods ever since.
Inoculated with wine spirits and brandy, this wine features inviting notes of caramel, toffee and chocolate covered cherries. On the palate, the balance of sweetness and acidity creates a beautifully harmonious sip with flavors of amaretto, dark fruit, cocoa and holiday spice.