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AP­PLE­GATE VAL­LEY

Ser­raVine­yards – 2016Viog­nier

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is aro­matic, fresh and rel­a­tively gour­mand. It re­veals notes of vanilla and pear as­so­ci­ated with fine notes of white fruit, oak and touches of cit­rus. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, round and of­fers a fine min­er­al­ity, a fine acid frame (in the back­ground), fat, suavity, fresh­ness as well as a nice struc­ture and acid­ity. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of vanilla, pear com­pote and small notes of peach as­so­ci­ated with a touch of quenette, touches of ripe cit­rus as well as toasted touches oak, sub­tle hints of sweet spices and an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of car­damom. Good length.

Score : 14.75+

Ser­raVine­yards - Rosa Marie 2016

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity, aro­matic and of­fers a cer­tain round­ness. It re­veals notes of green ap­ple as­so­ci­ated with touches of crushed pear / ap­ple as well as sub­tle hints of cit­rus and red fruits. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a nice fresh­ness, a fine acid frame, fat, round­ness and a fine straight­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of crushed white fruits (pear, ap­ple) and fresh / ripe cit­rus fruits (lemon, man­darin) com­bined with fine touches of quenette as well as sub­tle touches of red fruits. Good length.

Score : 15+

Ser­raVine­yards - Caber­net Sau­vi­gnon 2013

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is aro­matic, well-struc­tured, finely pow­er­ful and of­fers straight­ness and a fine con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals notes of crushed cas­sis, cherry and fine touches of ripe pep­per as­so­ci­ated with touches of choco­late, hints of cof­fee as well as a sub­tle hint of spices (in the back­ground) and a very dis­creet hint of gray pep­per (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a fine min­eral frame, straight­ness, a fine ten­sion and a cer­tain del­i­cacy. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of crushed cas­sis, fleshy cherry / juicy and touches of cof­fee as­so­ci­ated with fine hints of choco­late, wood as well as sub­tle hints of spices and an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of red bell pep­per (in the back­ground) and sub­tle hints of car­damom (in the back­ground). Tan­nins are well-built.

Score : 15

Serra Vine­yards – Tem­pranillo 2014

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity, finely pow­er­ful and of­fers con­cen­tra­tion and fresh­ness (in the back­ground). It re­veals notes of cas­sis, boy­sen­berry and wild small fruits as­so­ci­ated with hints of wood, fine hints of flow­ers as well as touches of choco­late truf­fle, sweet spices and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of hazel­nut. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, finely silky and of­fers a fine suavity. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy / crushed Boy­sen­berry black­berry and touches of cas­sis, wood as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle hints of ripe / crushed wild red berries, fine hints of tonka bean, sub­tle hints of vanilla as well as sub­tle hints of cof­fee and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of hazel­nut (in the back­ground). Tan­nins are fine and slightly chewy.

Score : 15.25+

Ser­raVine­yards – Syrah 2013

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity, well-bal­anced, finely pow­er­ful and of­fers con­cen­tra­tion. It rev­e­las notes of crushed cas­sis, red­cur­rant jam and fine touches of crushed straw­berry com­bined with a touch of gray pep­per and sub­tle / dis­crete touches of ripe bell pep­per. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, silky and

of­fers fi­nesse, a fine suavity, a min­eral frame, a fine ten­sion, a good vol­ume and a cer­tain flu­id­ity. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black cherry, cas­sis and fine touches of ripe red fruit (cherry, rasp­berry) as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of min­er­al­ity, touches of choco­late and sub­tle woody touches. Tan­nins are well-made. Good length.

Score : 15+ Wooldridge CreekVine­yard Dry Gewurz­traminer 2015

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley The nose is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a fine min­er­al­ity. It re­veals notes of ap­ple, pear and sub­tle hints of cit­rus (in the back­ground) as­so­ci­ated with touches of flint and a very dis­creet oceanic hint / min­er­al­ity al­most saline. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, well-built, well-de­fined, finely gour­mande and of­fers a nice acid frame, a fine suavity, a good def­i­ni­tion and a good round­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ap­ple, lemon and fine touches of man­darin as­so­ci­ated with a sub­tle / dis­creet hint of ly­chee (in the back­ground), sub­tle woody touches (in the back­ground) as well as sub­tle touches of white flow­ers (in the back­ground) and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of rocky/saline min­er­al­ity (ter­roir). Good length and per­sis­tence.

Score : 16 Wooldridge CreekVine­yard Twi­light White 2015

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley The nose is fresh, fruity, well-bal­anced, racy and of­fers depth­ness and a fine min­er­al­ity (in the back­ground). It re­veals notes of fresh ap­ple as­so­ci­ated with fine notes of fresh mirabelle plum, cit­rus, fine touches of fresh pear and fine / dis­creet touches of hon­ey­suckle and touches of racy min­er­al­ity (al­most saline). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, round and of­fers a nice un­tu­ousity / gour­man­dise, a good def­i­ni­tion, fat (bâ­ton­nage), a fine ten­sion and an acid frame. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ripe / crushed ap­ple, pear and touches of fresh/ripe mirabelle plum as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle toasted hints, dis­crete touches of hon­ey­suckle and an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of zest (in the back­ground). Good length and per­sis­tence. There is a hint of flint on the per­sis­tence.

Score : 16

Wooldridge CreekVine­yard - Dry Rosé 2016

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley The nose is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers racy min­er­al­ity. It re­veals fine notes of ripe red­cur­rant and cherry com­bined with fine / dis­creet notes of black­berry and an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of ap­ple. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, gour­mande, finely silky and of­fers round­ness, fleshi­ness and har­mony. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ripe red cherry, black­berry and touches of red­cur­rant com­bined with fine / dis­creet hints of plum and very dis­creet touches of black cherry. Good length.

Score : 16 Wooldridge CreekVine­yard - 2016 Sparkling Rosé

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley The nose is fruity and of­fers resid­ual sugar. It re­veals fine touches of red­cur­rant candy and rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle touches of crushed ap­ple. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers fat, round­ness, a fine min­eral frame and a small aerial as­pect. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of rasp­berry candy, red­cur­rant candy and touches of cherry as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of crushed Granny Smith ap­ple. Good length.

Score : 14.75 Wooldridge CreekVine­yard 2015 Sparkling Brut

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley The nose is fresh, fruity and of­fers a fine min­er­al­ity (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, dy­namic and of­fers a nice fresh­ness, round­ness, a fine acid frame and a fine ef­fer­ves­cence. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ap­ple, lemon paste and fine touches of ripe tan­ger­ine, Granny Smith ap­ple as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle hints of fresh cherry, vanilla and sub­tle hints of choco­late (in the back­ground), sub­tle toasted hints and an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of hazel­nut (in the back­ground). Good length and very beau­ti­ful per­sis­tence.

Score : 15.25+

War­ick - 2012 Re­serve - Red Wine

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley The nose is aro­matic, well-bal­anced, gour­mand and of­fers a fine con­cen­tra­tion and a fine straight­ness. It re­veals notes of fleshy / crushed cas­sis and fine touches of cherry, black­berry as­so­ci­ated with touches of straw­berry jelly, touches of choco­late, cof­fee as well as very dis­creet hints of carameliza­tion and hazel­nut. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a nice min­eral frame, a fine acid­ity, a nice fat, a good def­i­ni­tion, straight­ness, fi­nesse, a small aerial as­pect and a fine ten­sion. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of ripe black cherry, fleshy cas­sis and fine touches of red cherry as­so­ci­ated with a touch of crushed straw­berry, fine / dis­creet touches of choco­late, licorice / zan and sub­tle / im­per­cep­ti­ble touches of flow­ers (in the back­ground). Tan­nins are well-built and very dis­creetly firm. Good length.

Score : 16+

War­rick - Sau­vi­gnon Blanc 2015

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley The nose re­veals woody notes as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of lemon, tan­ger­ine as well as fine hints of peach and sub­tle hints of racy min­er­al­ity. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers fat, a fine unc­tu­os­ity, an acid / lemon frame, a good def­i­ni­tion as well as a fine juici­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of lemon, man­darin and fine touches of ap­ple as­so­ci­ated with a sub­tle touch of peach. Good length and good per­sis­tence.

Score : 14.75+

Plai­sance Ranch -Viog­nier 2015

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity. It re­veals fine notes of apri­cot, peach and fine touches of ex­otic fruitss com­bined with im­per­cep­ti­ble hints of lemon zest and touches of wood. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a fine min­eral frame, fat, a fine unc­tu­os­ity, vol­ume, a nice fresh­ness as well as a fine juici­ness (in the back­ground). On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of stewed peach, pear and sub­tle touches of ex­otic fruits as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle touches of fresh lemon as well as sub­tle touches of tan­ger­ine paste, vanilla and a very dis­creet woody hints. Good length.

Score : 15+ Plai­sance Ranch - Pinot Noir Papa Joe’s Pri­vate Stash

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity, well-bal­anced, finely pow­er­ful and of­fers a fine con­cen­tra­tion / den­sity. It re­veals notes of black cherry, cas­sis and fine touches of plum as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle touches of straw­berry, spices and a very dis­creet touch of gray pep­per. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, well-built and of­fers a fine juici­ness, a fine min­er­al­ity, a good def­i­ni­tion and a very dis­creet touch of saline min­er­al­ity (in the back­ground). On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black cherry and plum as­so­ci­ated with fine touches

of cas­sis, juicy / ripe red fruits, berries, licorice and oak. Tan­nins are well­built. Good length and good per­sis­tence.

Score : 15.75+ Plai­sance Ranch

Pinot Noir 2014, Clone 828

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity and of­fers a fine ten­sion and a fine rich­ness. It re­veals notes of crushed/ripe black cherry and fine notes of plum as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of crushed black­berry, sub­tle hints of rasp­berry, sub­tle hints of choco­late, wood as well as dis­creet hints of vi­o­let and spices. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-bal­anced and of­fers con­cen­tra­tion, a fine min­eral frame, a fine fleshi­ness, a good struc­ture as well as a very fine juici­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of fleshy black cherry and touches of Quetsche plum as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of crushed black­berry as well as fine hints of straw­berry, choco­late and sub­tle / im­per­cep­ti­ble touches of tonka bean (in the back­ground). Tan­nins are well-built. Good length.

Score : 16+

Plai­sance Ranch –Vin­tage 2014 Mer­lot

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose of­fers fine touches of gray pep­per, fine hints of fleshy / juicy black­berry com­bined with hints of cas­sis, sub­tle hints of wild / juicy black fruits, fine / very dis­creet hints of liquorice as well as sub­tle hints of vanilla and very dis­creet hints of ripe red bell pep­per (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, finely pow­er­ful and of­fers a fine min­eral frame, a fine juici­ness, a very dis­creet fleshi­ness, straight­ness, a fine aerial as­pect as well as a fine min­er­al­ity. On the palate this wine ex­presses touches of fleshy black cherry and black­berry as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of plum, sub­tle hints of vanilla as well as sub­tle touches of choco­late on the fin­ish (brings del­i­cacy / gour­man­dise). Tan­nins are well-built and very slightly/dis­creetly dusty.

Score : 15.75 Plai­sance Ranch – Tem­pranillo 2014 Papa Joe’s Pri­vate Stash

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is finely fruity, well-struc­tured, finely pow­er­ful and of­fers a fine con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals notes of black cur­rant, black­berry and fine touches of cas­sis as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle hints of straw­berry, spices and sub­tle touches of oak. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, silky and of­fers a fine con­cen­tra­tion, a fine fleshi­ness, ten­sion, a fine fresh frame, a fine acid­ity (in the back­ground) and a fine straight­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black cherry, crushed cas­sis and fine touches of black cur­rant, rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle woody touches, toasted oak / vanilla and a sub­tle hint of carameliza­tion and car­damom. Tan­nins are a bit chewy. Good length.

Score : 15.5 Plai­sance Ranch – Tem­pranillo 2010 Papa Joe’s Pri­vate Stash

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is aro­matic, straight and of­fers a fine ele­gance. It re­veals fine touches of gray pep­per and sub­tle hints of gray pep­per, crushed / fleshy black cherry, cas­sis com­bined with fine / dis­creet touches of black fruit, sub­tle hints of carameliza­tion as well as an im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of to­bacco and vanilla. The palate is fruity, juicy, well-bal­anced, silky and of­fers a nice def­i­ni­tion / pre­ci­sion, depth­ness and vol­ume. On the palate this wine ex­presses beau­ti­ful notes of juicy plum, black cherry, cas­sis and fine touches of rasp­berry as­so­ci­ated with fine touches of choco­late as well as sub­tle hints of red fruits and sub­tle hints of gray pep­per (in back­ground).

Score : 16

Plai­sance Ranch – Mal­bec 2014

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity and of­fers com­plex­ity. It re­veals fine notes of vi­o­let, plum, cas­sis and fine touches of ter­roir / dried earth as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle / dis­creet hints of zan, an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of to­bacco (in the back­ground) and sub­tle touches dried straw­berry (in the back­ground). The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a fine min­eral frame, a very fine juici­ness, a fine acid­ity and depth­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of cas­sis, juicy / fleshy black cherry and fine touches of zan as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle touches of cigar, wood as well as an im­per­cep­ti­ble touch of fresh / juicy rasp­berry and a sub­tle touch of dried earth. Tan­nins are fine and firm. Good length.

Score : 15.5 Plai­sance Ranch – Mon­deuse 2014 - Papa Joe’s Pri­vate Stash

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a fine ele­gance. It re­veals notes of fleshy black­cur­rant, fleshy black cherry and black­berry com­bined with fine touches of fleshy straw­berry, spices, sub­tle hints of white pep­per as well as a sub­tle hint of vanilla and dis­creet hints of licorice. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced and of­fers a fine juicy frame, a nice def­i­ni­tion / ele­gance, a fine gour­man­dise (in the back­ground), a fine fleshi­ness, round­ness as well as a small har­mony. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black cherry, crushed cas­sis and fine touches of straw­berry com­bined with sub­tle hints of rasp­berry jam, sub­tle touches of vanilla as well as a dis­creet hint of gray pep­per and fine / dis­creet touches of tonka bean (in the back­ground). Tan­nins are fine, well-built and very slightly firm. Good length. There are fine touches of black cherry on the fin­ish / per­sis­tence.

Score : 15.25 Plai­sance Ranch – Syrah 2014 – Papa Joe’s Pri­vate Stash

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is fruity and of­fers a fine con­cen­tra­tion. It re­veals fine notes of black cherry, cas­sis and sub­tle hints of gray pep­per com­bined with sub­tle hints of crushed rasp­berry, crushed / ripe black plum and a sub­tle / im­per­cep­ti­ble hint of nut­meg. The palate is fruity, well-bal­anced, silky and of­fers a nice def­i­ni­tion / fi­nesse, gour­man­dise, depth­ness, round­ness, a very fine unc­tu­os­ity, a fine min­er­al­ity, a beau­ti­ful acid frame, pre­ci­sion and har­mony. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black cherry, fleshy / juicy cas­sis and fine touches of crushed / fleshy rasp­berry, choco­late as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle hints of carameliza­tion, nouga­tine as well as sub­tle / im­per­cep­ti­ble toasted touches oak / Bour­bon vanilla (in the back­ground). Tan­nins are well-built. Good length.

Score : 16+

Plai­sance Ranch – Car­ménère 2014

Ap­ple­gate Val­ley, South­ern Ore­gon The nose is aro­matic, fine and of­fers a very fine aus­ter­ity. It of­fers notes of crushed cas­sis, black cherry and ripe red bell pep­per as­so­ci­ated with a sub­tle hint of flow­ers, dis­creet hints of choco­late, spices as well as a slight hint of nut­meg and sub­tle hints of gray pep­per. The palate is fruity, juicy, fresh, well-bal­anced and of­fers a fine min­eral frame, a good round­ness / vol­ume, a good def­i­ni­tion as well as a fine juici­ness. On the palate this wine ex­presses notes of black cherry, plum, cas­sis and fine touches of straw­berry as­so­ci­ated with sub­tle touches of gray pep­per and a very dis­creet hint of al­mond. Tan­nins are fine and very slightly dusty. Good length. There is a touch of dark choco­late on the fin­ish/per­sis­tence.

Score : 16

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