Monday, June 9, 2008

Westrey Abbey Ridge Vineyard Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2006

Westrey is a pretty under the radar Oregon winery. Luckily someone up here in Vancouver discovered them and brought them in to one of the local wine stores. These guys are traditionalists who try to produce a very Burgundian wine, with Oregonian terroir and a non-interference wine-making philosopohy, meaning that everything is natural run and minimally manipulated.

This wine is very Burgundian in its earthy funkiness, but very Oregonian in the purity of its fruit. A silky texture and delightful mouthful develop into an outstandingly smooth finish. If you can find these guys, I highly recommend you give them a try.

$40 at Marquis


Anonymous said...

2006 or 2005? 2005 is excellent and only getting better. haven't seen the 2006 in vancouver yet.

Shea said...

My notes say 2006, so I assume they are right... Isn't the 06 at Marquis right now?