2011 Clay Court 90 in Wine Spectator

2011 Clay Court

90 Points: “Light, fresh and tangy, wih lime and green apple accents to the red berry and coffee flavors, coming together on the transparent finish.  Fine tannins.  Best from 2015 through 2019.”

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2008 Pinot Noir Reserve:

92 Points “Crisp in texture and tightly wound, with a strong mineral note running through the dark berry and licorice flavors, which linger easily on the beautifully refined finish. Drink now through 2015.” – Harvey Steiman (August 18, 2010)

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1999 Sparkling Willamette Valley:

89 Points “Crisp in texture, with layers of spicy, toasty pear and mineral flavors, which echo nicely along with citrus notes on the lively finish.” – Harvey Steiman (May 31, 2003)

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2000 Ultima:

91 Points “Sweet, unctuous and yummy with honeyed apricot, floral and cream flavors, which echo beautifully on the silken finish. Drink now through 2006.” – Harvey Steiman (June 15, 2002)

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2004 Wine Spectator:

91 Points – Harvey Steiman (November 30, 2006)

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2006 Ultima:

88 Points Buying Guide. “Soft and very sweet, with pretty spice and pineapple flavors, lingering gently.” – Harvey Steiman (February 29, 2008)

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2008 Ultima:

93 Points “Sweet and spicy, tasting of orange marmalade, pineapple, hazelnut and honey. The luscious finish lingers with finesse. Riesling, Gewurztraminer and Muscat. Drink now through 2015.” – Harvey Steiman (April 30, 2011)

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2000 Riesling Estate:

87 Points “Light and distinctive, with pretty floral notes, peach and a touch of petrol sneaking in on the lively finish. Drink now through 2004.” – Harvey Steiman (January 1, 2002)

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1998 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

90 Points “Ripe and rich, as aromatic and intense as a Viognier, with similar honeysuckle, pear and spice notes that last and last on the vibrant finish. As distinctive a Pinot Gris as Oregon has produced.” (October 15, 1999)

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1999 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

89 Points “Soft and juicy, with seductive melon, spice and floral flavors spreading out appealingly on the round finish. Drink now. 4,500 cases made.” (January 31, 2001)

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2000 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

88 Points “Soft, ripe and generous with its apricot-scented pear, melon and citrus flavors. It all lingers juicily on the finish. Drink now.” – Harvey Steiman (April 30, 2002)

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2005 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

90 Points “#77 on the list of Top 100 Wines of the Year!” – Harvey Steiman (November 30, 2007)

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2005 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

90 Points Smart Buy! “Lithe, supple and immensely appealing for its creamy texture and almond-scented pear and peach flavors. It all lingers beautifully, too.” – Harvey Steiman (August 31, 2006)

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2008 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

“Easygoing, with tangerine and melon flavors, lingering nicely. Drink now.” (December 15, 2009)

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2009 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

“Juicy, with pear, apple and lime. Hints of almond flowers on the finish.” – Harvey Steiman (November 30, 2010)

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2009 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

90 Points “ECV 2009 Pinot Gris ~ Named to Wine Spectator’s Top 100 Wines of 2010!! & Top Values wine in Jan/Feb 2011!” (November 1, 2010)

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2010 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

88 Points “Bright and lively, bristling with pear, peach and apple flavors that finish on a cidery note. Drink now.” – Harvey Steiman (January 31, 2012)

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2011 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley:

88 Points Daily Wine Picks. “Fresh and vibrant, with lively melon and pear flavors, finishing on a citrusy note. Drink now. 17,000 cases made.” – Harvey Steiman (February 2, 2013)

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2004 Pinot Blanc Willamette Valley:

88 Points “Soft and round, with a tinge of apricot to the citrus and apple flavors, persisting well. Drink now.” – Harvey Steiman (April 30, 2006)