Vineyard: Evesham Wood Estate (Le Puits Sec)

OwnerRussell Raney
AppellationEola-Amity Hills
VarietiesChardonnay, Pinot Gris, Pinot Noir

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2015 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13% alc., $40. Made with organic grapes. · ately light garnet color in the glass. Spirited aromas of red fruits, baking spices, forest and wood shop. Excellent harmony in a middleweight style, featuring saucy dark red fruits, a soft mouth feel, sustaining tannins, and a gloriously juicy cherry finish. Sleek and seductive, with excellent balance. Score: 93. Reviewed February 21, 2018 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2015 Evesham Wood Cuvée J Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13% alc., $50 (sold out). Made with organic grapes. · Moderately light garnet color in the glass. Gifted aromas of cherry, raspberry, spice, dried herbs and forest. High-collared with impeccable balance, featuring plenty of spiced cherry goodness with a subtle thread of savory herbs, earth and citrus. Full of grace and gallantry, with substantial but compatible tannins, and a most agreeable, long finish. Simply beguiling. Still terrific when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle indicating desirable age worthiness. Score: 94. Reviewed February 21, 2018 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2014 Haden Fig Le Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $36. A single fermenter allowed to ferment using native yeasts. · Moderate garnet color in the glass. Demure cherry aromas are framed by woody, earthy flora ingress. Mid weight flavors of black cherry and purple berry reveal discrete extraction. A savory thread permeates the background. The texture is pleasingly creamy, the tannins are reserved and there is good finishing fruit pulp aromas. Score: 90. Reviewed February 21, 2018 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 525 cases, $40. · Moderately light reddish purple hue in the glass. The nose offers an appealing mix of red berry fruits and woodsy flora notes. A little more concentration and intensity on the intact than the La Grive Blanc, with an eloquent display of red raspberry and red cherry fruits. The balance is spot on, and the juicy cut of acidity lifts the fruit to enjoyable heights. The amazing finish lasts at least 30 seconds. Score: 92. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2013 Evesham Wood Cuvée J Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 149 cases, $50. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Intoxicating aromas of black cherry, exotic spices, earthy flora and rose petal. The wine fills the mouth with pleasure, offering generous layers of black cherry fruit enhanced with notes of cardamom, thyme, vanilla and oak. Somewhat firm, but balanced tannins add needed structure for the sappy fruit. The finish has memorable length and generosity. A very age worthy wine of uncommon excellence. Score: 94. Reviewed January 17, 2016 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $33. Made from organic grapes sustainably grown and non-irrigated. Unfiltered. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Enchanting aromas of black cherry sauce, exotic spices, and Herbs de Provence. A captivating, very sexy nose. Soft and charming on the palate with a discretely concentrated core of spicecharged dark plum and black raspberry fruits. Beautifully balanced with enough tannic backbone to age, and a crazy long finish that really satisfies. This is a wine that stands out from the crowd. Score: 93. Reviewed November 19, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2012 Evehsam Wood Cuvée J Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $42. Produced from organic grapes. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. A noticeable step up in quality with an expressive nose of dried rose petal, boysenberry, and Middle Eastern spices. The flavors echo the nose with a remarkable complex and intriguing spice component. A classy wine with complimentary oak seasoning, a good tannic backbone for aging, and a lengthy finish that soars with a purple berry scent. Has shoulders but is still refined. Score: 93. Reviewed December 11, 2014 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $36. From the 13-acre estate vineyard planted in 1986. Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. · Moderately light reddish-purple hue in the glass. Brooding aromas of dark cherries and berries with riffs of forest floor and oak. The lightest weighted wine reviewed here, but plenty of signature Pinot flavors of dark cherries, plums, cassis and sage. Soft tannins with likable finesse, finishing bright and citrus-laden. Very good (+). Reviewed May 11, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2006 Evesham Wood Cuvée J Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 171 cases, $44.95. This is Raney’s top Pinot Noir created for cellaring. Sourced exclusively from the estate vineyard, Le Puits Sec, with the fruit from the older Pommard section of the vineyard. Aged in 50% new French oak barrels and bottled without fining or filtration. · Riper and darker fruit highlighted with flavors of root beer, cola, marzipan and tea. This wine has a glass-filling presence yet retains an admirable elegance. The mouth feel is refined and the finish is remarkably persistent. The balance is spot on portending a long life ahead. Impressive effort. Reviewed May 7, 2009 WINERY » ARTICLE »