We couldn’t agree with Josh Raynolds any more about our 2012 Pinot Noir Mount Richmond:

“Brilliant ruby-red.  Intense blackberry, cherry and sandalwood aromas are sharpened by peppery spices and a hint of orange peel.  Juicy and broad in the mouth, offering sweet red and dark berry flavors that show liqueur-like power and no rough edges.  The fruit-dominated finish features a sexy Asian spice quality and silky, well-knit tannins that come on late. 92″- Josh Raynolds

Our 2012 La Bohème Pinot Noir is off to a good start- just read what Josh Raynolds has to say about it:

“Vivid ruby-red.  Aromas of dark berries, cherry compote and oak spices are lifted by subtle mineral and rose elements.  Offers juicy black raspberry and floral pastille flavors that are given sweetness by a touch of vanilla and sharpened by a peppery note.  Round tannins shape a smooth, fruit-driven finish, which clings with very good clarity and authority.  This forward, plush pinot is delicious right now. 91 Points.– Josh Raynolds

Our 2012 Pinot Noir Clay Court continues to impress:

“2012 Pinot Noir Clay Court Willamette Valley($60) Vivid ruby-red.  Sexy, expressive aromas of dark berry liqueur, cherry pit, floral pastilles and woodsmoke, with a spicy topnote adding vibrancy.  Offers silky, open-knit blackberry and spicecake flavors and a touch of cola that gains strength on the back half.  In a fruit-driven, forward style, with excellent finishing clarity and length and supple tannins that come in late.  92″ – Josh Raynolds

2008 Pinot Noir Reserve:

93 Points “Bright ruby. Pungent, intensely spicy bouquet of raspberry and blackberry preserves, potpourri, wilted rose and cola, with a suave vanilla quality in the background. Juicy, penetrating red berry preserve flavors blend richness and vivacity smoothly and show an open-knit, sweet character. Supple tannins arrive late and add focus and grip to the impressively long, spicy finish. Drinkable now with a little air, but this really deserves a few years of patience.” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

2010 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

92 Points “Sexy, spice-accented aromas of raspberry, cherry and lavender, with mocha and cola notes. Gently sweet black raspberry and floral pastille flavors lifted by a touch of bitter orange peel. Fine-grained tannins add grip to the long, penetrating finish. ” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2012)

2010 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

89 Points “Expressive nose displays spicy cherry, red currant and cola scents. The palate shows good concentration and focus, with spicy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors firmed by tangy acidity. ” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2012)

2010 Clay Court Pinot Noir:

90+ Points “Juicy, incisive raspberry and bitter cherry flavors are complemented by notes of licorice and black tea, with a vanilla nuance adding sweetness. Finishes with very good energy and lift, leaving spice and anise notes behind. ” – Josh Raynolds (July 8, 2012)

2010 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

91 Points “Bright aromas of black raspberry and cherry accented by sassafras and black tea. Juicy and focused, offering vibrant red fruit flavors that take a darker turn with air. Finishes bright and very long, with persistent spice and rose pastille qualities. ” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2012)

2006 Pinot Noir Reserve:

93 Points “Brooding aromas of cherry compote, blackberry, dried rose, and smoky minerals. Impressively concentrated dark fruit flavors are energized by tangy cherry skin and firmed by fine-grained tannins. Slowly opens with air and finishes with strong cherry-cola…outstanding persisitence.” – Stephen Tanzer (May 1, 2009)

2003 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Powerful blackberry and cassis aromas complicated by sexy oak spices and sweet mocha. Lush and round…framed by subtle acids and dusty, fine-grained tannins. Finishes sweet and long, with a supple, velvety texture…” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2006)

2006 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

91 Points “…Sexy aromas of blackberries, kirsch, cola, and potpourri. Deep red and dark berry flavors are framed by velvety tannins and given added spine by a gentle mineral quality. Finishes broad and sweet…” – Stephen Tanzer (May 1, 2009)

2008 Roosevelt Pinot Noir:

93 Points “Bright ruby-red. Youthful, pungent aromas of dark berry and cherry skin, spicecake, pipe tobacco and dried rose. Weighty and supple in texture, offering sweet dark fruit flavors and notes of candied flowers and smoky herbs. A suave note of mocha arrives on the finish, which leaves sweet vanilla bean and candied blackberry behind. Generous and impressively concentrated pinot with a lot of immediate appeal but the depth to age well.” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

2004 Windhill Pinot Noir:

86 Points “Spicy dark fruit bouquet of jammy cherry, blackberry, gingerbread and mocha. Lush and supple, with sweet, nicely defined blackberry and chocolate flavors. This deepens and picks up some warm, roasted notes with air.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2006)

2005 Windhill Pinot Noir:

89 Points “Bright red. Pungently floral nose offers deep cheery and strawberry aromas and an exotic hint of sandalwood. Fleshy and suave, with sappy red berry flavors and a tangy mineral quality. The lightly tannic finish is spicy, meaty and long. I suspect that this medium-bodied pinot will benefit from another year of aging, but there’s ample sweetness to give immediate pleasure.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2007)

2004 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

86 Points “Urgent aromas of wild strawberry, redcurrant and pomegranate. Displays a very nice interplay of supple texture and tangy fruit, the flavors veering to raspberry and strawberry but with weight and depth. Finishes on an energetic and spicy note of redcurrant. I like this style.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2006)

2005 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Bright red. Meaty cherry and cured meat scents are complemented by bright violet and musky earth tones. Fleshy red and dark berry flavors offer depth and good sweetness, with a gentle boost of minerals and citrus peel. Finishes on a bitter cherry skin note, with excellent length.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2007)

2008 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

91 Points “Dark red. Aromas of blackberry and cherry gain energy with air and pick up brighter notes of wild strawberry and raspberry. Open-knit red fruit flavors are nicely concentrated and seamless, with a subtle note of burnt orange adding a tangy edge. Very alluring today, with excellent persistence and lingering notes of dark berries and spices. This vineyard was planted in 1984 with Pommard clone cuttings from Elk Cove’s original estate vineyard.” – Josh Raynolds (July 1, 2010)

2009 La Boheme Pinot Noir:

90 Points “Vivid red. Blackberry and cherry-cola on the fragrant nose. Fleshy and smooth in texture, with nicely concentrated dark berry flavors and slow-mounting spiciness. The smooth finish shows no obvious tannins, leaving behind notes of candied cherry and smoke. This drinks very well now and could handle rich red meat dishes.” – Josh Raynolds (July 31, 2011)

2004 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:

89 Points “Plum, cherry and smoked meat on the brooding, ripe nose….dark fruit flavors accented by notes of espresso, black tea and licorice. Serious, almost musclebound pinot with considerable heft and power.” – Josh Raynolds (April 30, 2006)

2006 Five Mountain Pinot Noir:

91 Points “Alluring bouquet of black raspberry, kirsch, allspice, incense, and cinnamon. The palate offers deep, sweet red and dark berry flavors, supple texture and fine-grained tannins that add gentle grip. Finishes energetic and spicy, with a strong note of sweet red berries. Seductive and delicious now.” (May 1, 2008)