Eola-Amity Hills AVA


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About

Adjacent to the Willamette River, these hills are composed of the Eola Hills, straddling the 45th parallel on the southern end, and the Amity Hills on the northern spur, constituting almost 40,000 acres on which more than 1,300 acres of grapes are planted.

Two of the predominant influences on the characteristics of wines from the Eola-Amity Hills are shallow soils and the Van Duzer Corridor.

The soils of the Eola-Amity Hills contain predominantly volcanic basalt from ancient lava flows, combined with marine sedimentary rocks and/or alluvial deposits, making a generally much shallower and rockier set of well-drained soils which produce small grapes with great concentration.

The Van Duzer Corridor provides a break in the Coast Range that allows cool ocean winds to flow, dropping temperatures dramatically (especially during late summer afternoons), which helps to keep acids firm.
 
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Quick Facts

Established: 2006 Wineries: 33
Tasting Rooms: 26
Vineyards: 125
Total Area: 39,045 acres
Planted Area: 3,059 acres
Most common grape varieties: Pinot noir (79.83%), Chardonnay (8.29%), Pinot gris (3.32%)

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2016 Cristom Vineyards Estate Viognier

Cristom Vineyards was founded in 1992 by Paul and Eileen Gerrie in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of the Willamette Valley. Established out of an appreciation of winemaking, the land, and Burgundy's concept of terroir, Cristom is known for their estate Pinor Noirs. Cristom consists of eight estate vineyards totaling just over 100 acres, four of which are planted to Pinot Noir (Eileen, Jessie, Louise, and Marjorie) and four that are planted to Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Viognier, and Syrah. Cristom's vineyards are all certified sustainable and carefully tended such that come harvest all fruit is as healthy and expressive of the terroir as possible. Cristom winemaker Steve Doerner practices minimal intervention in the cellar and wines are fermented whole cluster with native yeasts, all in an effort to produce high quality and elegant wines with a sense of place.

The 2016 Estate Viognier is pale straw/yellow in color with medium gold and water white hues. On the nose, I get aromas of tangerine, white peach, honeysuckle, toffee, vanilla bean, and saline mineral. Once in the mouth, the wine showcases notes of apricot, mango, peach, white florals, wax, and herbs with an almost medicinal character. This is medium- to full-bodied with medium (-) acidity and an oily mouthfeel into a rounded, long finish. 978 cases produced.

100% Viognier; 14% ABV

Price: $30 average (I paid $22). I would surely pay $30 for this, because it is a great example of New World Viognier, but I can call it a value much closer to the $22 I paid. There wasn't as much depth in this that I hoped for. Pair with quail, lobster, or sea bass.
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New juice 🍷 - crushable rosé of Grenache 🍇 and a Cab Franc made by Limited Addition! Bree (Master of Wine) and Chad Stock (founder of renowned Oregon producer, Minimus) bring some of the most extensive experience you’ll find in a winemaking duo, and we’re excited to showcase the 2019 vintage from their new label as part of our continued expansion of offerings from our northwest neighbors.
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More Oregon rippers
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👨🏻‍🌾Walter Scott Wines, walterscottwines
🏷Freedom Hill Chardonnay 2016
🍇Chardonnay
🎨Lemon
🇺🇸Oregon, USA
🗂File under :: Becky
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👀Spotted at :: morrellwineco, littlewestwine, cellardorwine
🚚Distributed by :: grandcruselections
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The perks of being at home? Digging into your cellar to enjoy a perfectly aged bottle of Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir with a homemade pizza. This delicious pairing courtesy of Lynn Penner-Ash— winemaker and pie maker extraordinaire 🍷 #KickAshPinot ...

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Our doors have officially re-opened! Our hours are 11 am-4:30 pm Thurs-Sun in the tasting room with reservation. Please call 503-687-2618 to schedule your visit. We look forward to seeing you all again soon 🍷🌻⁠

Due to COVID-19, we have implemented a few changes to our tasting room experience, as the health and safety of our guests and team members are very important to us.⁠

-The maximum group size will be ten people.⁠
-Limited seating In the tasting room is subject to inclement weather and may require rescheduling.⁠
-For Outdoor seating in our grove of trees, a reservation is not required, but still limited to groups of 10 or less.⁠
-We will continue to offer curbside pick up and online orders for your convenience.⁠
-6' physical distancing must be maintained.⁠
-Face covers suggested except when seated at your table.⁠
-No Admittance with COVID-19 Symptoms (cough, sore throat, fever, etc). Activity in public places may increase your risk of COVID-19 Illness.⁠

If you are unable to visit us, please check out our website for continued specials and discounted shipping rates. #keelerestatevineyard ⁠

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damn brother🔥👌
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👉Bottles for BLM :: eji_org
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👨‍🌾Walter Scott Wines, walterscottwines
🏷X Novo Vineyard Chardonnay 2018
🍇Chardonnay
🎨Lemon
🇺🇸Oregon, USA
🗂File under :: Becky
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👀Spotted at :: walterscottwines, morrellwineco, vervewine, brooklynwineexchange, leduwines, popinanyc
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Barrel tasting our 2019 Vintage with the winemakers from linguafrancawines ...

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Back 2 pinot
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👨🏻‍🌾Evening Land, evening_land
🏷’La Source’ Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2017
🍇Pinot Noir
🎨Red
🇺🇸Oregon, USA
🗂File under :: Becky
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👨🏻‍🌾Evening Land, evening_land
🏷Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2017
🍇Pinot Noir
🎨Red
🇺🇸Oregon, USA
🗂File under :: Juice
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👀Spotted at :: evening_land, saratogawine, cellardorwine, oakandbarrelnyc, astorwines, vintryfinewines, raederswines, beaconwines
🚚Distributed by :: skurnikwines
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Are you a Chardonnay devotee, or a practicing ABC (Anything But Chardonnay) drinker? Join us for our next weekly webinar as we explore Chardonnay's checkered past and its triumphant comeback in the Willamette Valley tomorrow, April 29th, at 4pm PST / 7 pm EST. Click on the link in our bio to register.
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Wine Country Thanksgiving Event
PENNER-ASH WINE CELLARS
@pennerashpinot

We invite you to celebrate the holiday season with us in our beautiful and festive tasting room. Cozy up fireside with friends and family and enjoy a tasting of our world-class Pinot Noirs. Dante Zapata will provide live music from 12pm-4pm, Friday & Saturday. 📍 15771 NE Ribbon Ridge Road, Newberg #dundeehillsava #eolaamityhillsava #mcminnvilleava #yamhillcarltonava
📞 503-554-5545
🎟️ Tasting Fee $25 per person, waived with a minimum purchase in wine
📆 Hours: Friday (11/29) - Sunday (12/1), 11am-5pm
🍁 Event Categories: Live Entertainment
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From the Library 🌃🌎
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👨‍🌾Evening Land, evening_land
🏷Seven Springs Pinot Noir 2014
🍇Pinot Noir
🎨Red
🇺🇸Oregon, USA
🗂File under :: Juice
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👀Spotted at :: evening_land, saratogawine, cellardorwine, oakandbarrelnyc, astorwines, vintryfinewines, raederswines, beaconwines, lisasliquorbarn, vervewine
🚚Distributed by :: skurnikwines
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We’re normally all about the hugs around here, but during Phase One we’re working our hardest to keep staff and guests safe by adhering to six-foot social distancing. So we’re taking a page from the great breweries here in the Pacific Northwest by serving up wine flights a little differently! Try five favorites from a rotating list of Eola varietals, and we will drop them off to you on one of our barrel staves! Don’t worry, we will be wearing gloves 😉 Are you joining us this weekend? Come sip and hang! 🥂 ...

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2019 Harvest....Pump over at Clos Griotte in Willamette Valley! Thanks Thibaud! 🍇🍷💕
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Schedule your private appointment, no overlapping tastings, just the peacefulness of the Dundee Hills. Text me at 971-808-8050 with the number of people (no more then 6) and the day and time you’re looking for. Hope to see you soon.
Trent Moffett

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Thank Goodness It’s Tempranillo Thursday ( TGITT ). Sip, sip, hooray!! 😁🍷🙌🏽 #thankgoodnessitstempranillothursday #parrawineco #latinoownedbusiness #tempranillothursday #oregonwineindustry #latinxwinemakers #oregontempranillo #summervibes #latinowinebrand #wvcommunity #temptedbytempranillo #salemoregon #oregoncultwine #eolaamityhillsava #zenithvineyard #thiswineismakingmeawesome #willamettevalley ...

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Wine Club! Little family help this year.
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Captured here is our winemaking team and our harvest interns meeting with founder Larry Stone up in the vineyard. This gave us all a chance to hear Larry’s story of how Lingua Franca came to be, and reminded us that great wine starts in the vineyard 🍇 ...

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Finally got all the dogs to pose! #vineyarddog
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Pinot Noir is one of the oldest known wine grape varieties and has a vast family tree. Join us for our upcoming weekly webinar, where we explore the history of Pinot Noir tomorrow, May 6th at 4 pm PST / 7 pm EST. Click on the link in our bio to register.
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2017 Antoinette Temperance Hill Single Vineyard Pinot Noir: https://bit.ly/2017JKCAntoinette (link in profile)

Words alone would not do the memory of my grandmother Antoinette justice. When I hear her name spoken aloud, it summons images of a Canadian wheat farm, food, matronly comfort, warmth and hugs. Oh, and occasionally cabbage rolls, or super occasionally, a lesser 5th-grade crush on a schoolgirl whose shortened name was Toni. No, I couldn’t reduce my grandmother to words, and in 2017 the wine named after her was nearly as vexing.

Tasting notes, tantamount to adjective finding, are a tricky business. Yes, there’s erudite fun in all their tomfoolery, but what did we really hope to convey, and why did we use the words 'bruised pebble' to say it? Well, short of ripping a cork and pouring you a glass, little punchy words* are the least inadequate thing we highly adequate winemakers could find. Turns out even words weren’t well forming when I sat to write the tasting notes on the 2017 Antoinette.

It was leaning towards three hundred and sixty sunsets, nay, one year ago, just post afternoon nap, a cork freshly pulled, one sip, and a full-mouth fracas erupted. It wasn’t exactly a genie un-bottled, but I really hadn’t expected the double back flip 960, either. I managed to jot some vowels and consonants that suffice, some window dressing that falls short. This then is the point: Words could not render my grandmother, nor could they well cover an impression of the 2017 Antoinette Pinot Noir. Its byline is BEAUTY, its baseline PURE ENERGY.

So, I guess it’s left to YOU to read the descriptors, assess the 94 points given, note the 136 cases made, perhaps take action on the few dozen remaining. Words are inadequate, but just taste it. Rather than words I think you’ll find it will conjure an image. It’s possible it may even even leave a mark.

Antoinette’s grandson,

Jim

*Someday I’ll talk to you about multi-dimension perception space, visual wine tasting and self-organizing maps, but that’s for a future time.

📸: Temperance Hill Vineyard
To acquire, visit the link in our profile.
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