Tasting Notes

1 bottle each of all three 2018 Oregon Pinots
1 bottle each of all four 2019 Oregon Pinots
1 bottle of the 2020 Dr Edge Tasmania Pinot
2018 Dr Edge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - Cert. Organic. 50% Whole Cluster/Cab Mac. Blend of the Valley. 95pts GW 2021-2029+
Red fruit, pepper, ash, fennel and roses. Light to medium-bodied, crisp and frisky, lick of pumice stone tannin, strawberry and raspberry flavour, juicy, mineral, dusty feel with succulence of fruit, and a long dried herb tinged finish. Such energy and verve. Outstanding. Something extra in the glass here, and a delight for lovers of fine Pinot Noir, no doubt.
2018 Dr Edge 'Eola Amity Hills' Pinot Noir - Cert. Organic & Biodynamic. 50% Cab Mac - Ocean floor soils, windy, rich. Single Vineyard. 95pts GW 2021-2030+
It’s rosy and spicy, with a crushed rock feel, red cherry and strawberry, and a slight smokiness. Medium-bodied, sappy and full of fresh cherry and red fruit, a smattering of aromatic herbs, tannin has a fine chalky feel offering sure grip, and then a spicy and floral vanilla-tinged finish of excellent length. So vibrant and engaging. Beautiful wine. Distinct sense of place, too.
2018 Dr Edge 'Chehalem Mountains’ Pinot Noir - Cert. Organic & Biodynamic  50% Cab Mac - Volcanic Soil, Altitude, luscious. Single Vineyard. 96pts GW 2021-2029+
Charismatic, and immediately appealing for its distinct personality. It’s ultra-mineral, a smoky pumice stone character, which, in a way, puts me in mind of Etna, though it’s not that, but has a kinship. Texture is a highlight, gentle drag of dusty tannin, set in glistening strawberry juiciness, fruity, yet bony, with cool acidity and heaps good smoky length. It’s a wine of verity, dry wit, and uncompromising volcanic personality. Or something like that.
FOUR Pinot Noir's from different vineyards this year to work your way through, including a blend and introducing the newly forged AVA, 'The Van Duzer Corridor.'
2019 Dr Edge 'Van Duzer Corridor’ Pinot Noir (NEW VINEYARD) - Cert. Organic & Biodynamic 50% Cab Mac - Calcareius Soil, Moderating breeze, supple, juicy, lifted. Single Vineyard - 'Johan Vineyard.'
2019 Dr Edge 'Eola Amity Hills' Pinot Noir - Cert. Sustainable. 50% Cab Mac - Ocean floor soils, windy, rich and grippy. Single Vineyard, 'Dukes Family Vineyard.'
2019 Dr Edge 'Chehalem Mountains’ Pinot Noir - Cert. Organic & Biodynamic 50% Cab Mac - Volcanic Soil, Altitude, luscious, ethereal. Single Vineyard, 'Azana Vineyard.'
2019 Dr Edge Willamette Valley Pinot Noir - Blend of the Willamette Valley. Is the whole greater than the sum of its parts?