2015 Brut Rosé: Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne

Our 2015 Brut Rosé featured in Food & Wine Magazine’s article “8 Oregon Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne”. Here’s what they had to say:

“The Willamette Valley’s distinctive climate and geology have made it renowned for Pinot Noir, and its Chardonnays can be equally impressive—two varieties that also happen to be the classic ingredients of great sparkling wine… Winemaker Adam Campbell is one of Oregon’s top Pinot talents. His skill shows through in this creamy, lightly toasty wine.” – Ray Isle, Food & Wine

Read the full article at foodandwine.com.

 

94 Points from Vinous for 2016 Roosevelt Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Roosevelt Pinot Noir a 94 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Bright magenta. Expressive black raspberry, cherry liqueur, savory herb and floral pastille scents are given depth by suggestions of vanilla and licorice. Offers palate-staining red/blue fruit flavors that show sharp delineation and energetic lift thanks to a core of smoky minerality. The balance of depth and finesse here is quite impressive. Strongly echoes the floral quality on a powerful, incisive finish that’s shaped by dusty, slow-building tannins.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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93 Points from Vinous for 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Limpid ruby. Expansive aromas of red and dark berry liqueur and cherry cola are complemented by a spicy topnote that gains volume as the wine opens up. Juicy, concentrated and supple in the mouth, offering appealingly sweet black raspberry, mocha and floral pastille flavors and an exotic touch of five-spice powder. Nicely plays richness off vivacity and finishes very long and smooth, with subtle tannins lending shape and grip.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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93 Points from Vinous for 2016 La Bohème Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 La Bohème Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Deep vivid red. Powerful dark berry, floral pastille and succulent herb aromas are lifted by a smoky mineral element and a hint of peppery spices. Chewy and tightly focused on entry and then fleshier in the midpalate, displaying appealingly sweet boysenberry, black raspberry and spicecake flavors that deepen slowly on the back half. Well-concentrated but lively as well, showing excellent clarity and spicy thrust on a long, gently tannic finish. (made with 15% whole clusters)” – Josh Raynolds

 

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93 Points from Vinous for 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir a 93 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Bright ruby-red. Highly perfumed, mineral- and spice-tinged aromas of raspberry, cherry cola and incense are complemented by a suave floral nuance. Seamless and energetic on the palate, offering juicy red fruit liqueur, spicecake and rose pastille flavors and a minerally quality that emerges on the back half. Finishes smooth, floral and impressively long, showing sharp delineation and fine-grained tannins that lend gentle grip.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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92 Points from Vinous for 2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Clay Court Pinot Noir a 92 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Deep bright red. Musky red berries, cherry pit, candied flowers and succulent herbs on the spice-tinged nose. Chewy and focused in the mouth, showing very good definition and mineral lift to the subtly sweet raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors. Puts on weight with air and finishes very long and precise, with a resonating floral note and sneaky, well-knit tannins.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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92 Points from Vinous for 2016 Goodrich Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Goodrich Pinot Noir 92 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Translucent ruby-red. Expansive red/blue fruit scents are complicated by suggestions of mocha, succulent herbs and candied rose. Smooth and fleshy in the mouth, offering lively black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that tighten up and become spicier on the back half. Fine-grained, harmonious tannins build steadily on a very long, floral-accented finish that echoes the spicy note.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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2015 Brut Rosé: Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne

Our 2015 Brut Rosé featured in Food & Wine Magazine’s article “8 Oregon Sparkling Wines That Rival Champagne”. Here’s what they had to say:

“The Willamette Valley’s distinctive climate and geology have made it renowned for Pinot Noir, and its Chardonnays can be equally impressive—two varieties that also happen to be the classic ingredients of great sparkling wine… Winemaker Adam Campbell is one of Oregon’s top Pinot talents. His skill shows through in this creamy, lightly toasty wine.” – Ray Isle, Food & Wine

Read the full article at foodandwine.com.

 

91 Points from Vinous for 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Josh Raynolds of Antonio Galloni’s Vinous gave our 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir a 91 point score in his review of Oregon Wines published this May- “Oregon: An Embarrassment of Riches and Richness”.

“Brilliant ruby-red. Expressive red berry preserve, candied rose and baking spice scents show excellent clarity and lift. Fleshy but lively as well, offering sweet raspberry, cherry and spicecake flavors that pick up a hint of smokiness with air. Smoothly blends power and delicacy and finishes very long and spicy, with supple tannins sneaking in late. This is quite an impressive “basic” bottling of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.” – Josh Raynolds

 

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The 2GV Project – 2nd Generation Vintners

Adam and I on the old two-wheeler in 1982

When our family settled in Gaston and planted grapevines in 1974, most people in the Willamette Valley thought my folks were crazy. At the time no one had heard of a (good) Oregon wine.

My parents were fiercely independent, but soon they realized that they couldn’t make Oregon wine succeed all by themselves. They needed a strong community. And they shared a vision of making world-class Pinot Noir with other back-to-the-landers like the Ponzis and the Sokol Blossers. Together, these families built a famously collaborative winemaking region, gaining international recognition for Oregon wines along the way.

Now in the second generation, Elk Cove, Ponzi and Sokol Blosser remain family-owned and true to our roots. We share a history, but we also share a vision of the future as we look to the third generation.

The 2GV team from left to right: Maria Ponzi, Luisa Ponzi, Alison Sokol Blosser, Alex Sokol Blosser, Anna Campbell & Adam Campbell

My brother and I, together with Luisa and Maria Ponzi, Alex and Alison Sokol Blosser, created the 2GV project to explore this shared history and to plan for our shared future. We’ve created a collaborative Pinot Noir, a fascinating “hand vs land” seminar, and we’ve also teamed up with a local travel company on a 6-day harvest adventure to Oregon!

Join us and get to know these Oregon Originals and the 2nd Generation Vintners project. Cheers!

-Anna Campbell

2GV Seminar
Saturday, July 14th 2-4 pm

Join 2GV, the 2nd Generation Vintners, for an informative wine tasting seminar.

We invite you to spend an afternoon with us in a tasting of “hand versus land” exploring the effects of vineyard site and winemaking style. Taste through the nine component wines and the final blend of the collaborative Pinot Noir made by the Elk Cove, Ponzi and Sokol Blosser siblings.

The collaborative winemaking team will guide you in this tasting while telling tales and answering your questions about growing up on the vineyard – and planning for the future of their Oregon original wineries.

$35 club, $50 general public
One tasting fee waived with a 2 bottle purchase

July 14th, 2019 2-4pm

SOLD OUT

2GV Oregon Originals Pinot Noir Cuvée – $100/bottle

Echoing the same collaborative spirit of their parents, together we’ve blended the fruit of each original vineyard into one single expression of Pinot Noir, highlighting the unique sites and individual styles of the winemakers.
PONZI VINEYARDS  36%
ELK COVE VINEYARDS  32%
SOKOL BLOSSER WINERY  32%
150 cases donated
150 cases available for purchase

2GV Oregon Travel With Modern Adventure
October 6-12, 2019

Modern Adventure teams up with Portland food and wine celebrities on their outbound trips… Now they’re doing a trip with a focus on our own backyard, featuring the Second Generation Vintners!

 

2016 Willamette Valley Pinot – Gold Medal In The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Our 2016 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir  has been honored with a Gold Medal in the largest competition of American wines in the world!

After receiving more than 6,800 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.

A complete listing of the 2019 results, sort-able by price point and category, can be found at winejudging.com.

In the second week of January, over 60 skilled judges from a variety of fields including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality traveled to the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the USA. Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold, “Double Gold” (equivalent to a unanimous rating by all panel members) or Best of Class. Learn more about the competition here.

 

2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir – Gold Medal In The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition

Our 2016 Five Mountain Pinot Noir has been awarded a Gold Medal in the largest competition of American wines in the world!

After receiving more than 6,800 entries from 35 states across the country, the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition (SFCWC) has once again successfully narrowed thousands of wines down to an exclusive few.

A complete listing of the 2019 results, sort-able by price point and category, can be found at winejudging.com.

In the second week of January, over 60 skilled judges from a variety of fields including trade, education, media, retail and hospitality traveled to the Cloverdale Citrus Fairgrounds in Sonoma County to determine the best wines in the USA. Utilizing an extensive process that divides the varietals into several categories and subcategories, the event gave the panels the chance to rate entries as Bronze, Silver, Gold, “Double Gold” (equivalent to a unanimous rating by all panel members) or Best of Class. Learn more about the competition here.