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Vineyard: Colene Clemens Estate

OwnersJoe Stark, Vicki Stark
AppellationChehalem Mountains
VarietiesPinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2011 Colene Clemens Vineyards Margo Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $34. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherry, rose petal and sandalwood emerge slowly over time in the glass. Very similar to Adriane but with darker fruit flavors of black cherry and sassafras with a pleasant oak sheen. Light to medium weight with balanced tannins and a very dry finish. Seems a bit tight and should benefit from a year in the cellar. Score: 89. Reviewed April 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Colene Clemens Vineyards Adriane Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $45. · Moderate reddish purple hue in the glass. Rather shy aromas of oak-shaded black cherries. Mid weight core of red and black cherries and cranberries with tobacco-laced oak in the background. Well-managed tannins and some finishing length, becoming better over time in the glass. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the oak-kissed red cherry theme persisted. Could use a little more time in bottle. Score: 90. Reviewed April 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2011 Colene Clemens Vineyards Victoria Estate Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir

13.3% alc., $58. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Expressive aromas of dark cherry liquor, black raspberry jam, spice and briar. The most polished and rich wine of the three 2011 Pinot Noirs, featuring a flavorful core of dark cherry accented with spicy oak. Very harmonious, but not fully forthcoming and will need a year or two in the cellar. Score: 91. Reviewed April 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Colene Clemens Vineyards Estate Reserve Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.1% alc., $38. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Very enticing nose offering hi-tone aromas of berries on the vine, oak spice and BBQ smoke. Light in weight and soft on the palate with a core of exotically spiced dark berries and grilled plums underlain with a smoky, peppery note, backed by ripe tannins. An interesting wine that is different from the Oregon norm. Even better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle show plenty of intriguing spice on the nose and palate. Very good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »