Coelho Winery

Owner(s) Dave Coelho, Deolinda Coelho
Web site www.coelhowinery.com
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A family-run winery owned by Dave and Deolinda Coelho who produce estate Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Portuguese varietals and port-style dessert wines, all of which carry Portuguese names reflecting the family's heritage. The estate vineyard consists of 28.5 acres of Pinot Noir (Pommard, 777), 1 acre of Pinot Gris, and .5 acres of Chardonnay. The vineyard, which is located 3 miles south of the winery, is non-irrigated, LIVE certified and Salmon Safe. The winery is a renovated former hardware store in Amity, in use since the 2004 vintage.

Brian Marcy of Big Table Farm was the winemaker in 2006 to 2009 and continued as a consultant thereafter with Dave Coelho taking over as winemaker.

The tasting room is open daily and is available for private tastings and events. 111 5th Street, Amity. 503-835-9305

Reviewed Wines

2010 Coelho Winery Atracão Willamette Valley Oregon Pinot Noir

13.2% alc., $20. Atracão translates as “behold the attraction.” · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Pure and effusive aromas of cherries with a slight scent of herbal oak and straw. Crisp and bright, light in weight, with a core of red cherry flavor, finishing with a tug of herbal oak. Decent. Reviewed February 22, 2012 ARTICLE »

2009 Coelho Winery Paciência Estate Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., pH 3.90, TA 0.51, 525 cases, $40. Clones are Pommard and Dijon 777. Native yeast, aged in 20% new French oak barrels sur lie for 10 months. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Bombastic aromas of black cherries, spice, seasoned oak, brier and rose petal. Stunning black cherry and black raspberry liquor-like flavor. Palate-staining, yet discreetly concentrated and light on its feet, finishing with large scale fruit flavors that last for a minute. Hints of allspice, oak and tar in the background. Still great the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. An instant festive occasion. Reviewed November 2, 2011 ARTICLE »

2008 Coelho Winery Paciência Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.7% alc., 1,785 cases, $35. · Moderate light dark red color in the glass. Aromas of fresh berry jam, rose petal and oak. Juicy and crisp with an interesting array of flavors including black cherry, red berry, grilled fruits, edible flowers and a hint of oak. Silky on the palate with powdery tannins. Still good the next day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Good (+). Reviewed August 13, 2011 ARTICLE »