Emminent Domaine

Owner(s) Jeff Meader
Web site www.emminentdomaine.com
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Reviewed Wines

2014 Emminent Domaine Reserve Ribbon Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., 248 cases, $69. Estate grown on Willakenzie soils. Clones are 115 and Pommard. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass (you can assume the ripeness and concentration from the color). Really deep cherry aroma accented with noticeable oak vanillin and spice. The mid weight, well-ripened black cherry and black raspberry fruits veer to full ripeness, but the wine is well crafted, offering a velvety ride in the mouth through a pleasingly plush finish. There is enough tannin to support the fruit load and lend age ability. This beauty was considerably more appealing with more aromatic fruit when tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Atypical in character for Oregon, but reflective of the warm 2014 vintage. Decant if you pop the cork now. Score: 93. Reviewed December 13, 2016 ARTICLE »

2008 Emminent Domaine Willakia Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

14.9% alc., pH 3.85, TA 0.53, 165 cases, $?. A producer in McMinnville owned by Jeff Meader focused on single vineyard Pinot Noir. Pommard and small amount of 113 clones. Aged 9 months in 29% new French oak barrels. · Moderately light in color. Aroma of black cherries and dark berries with a note of mocha. Tasty core of black cherry fruit with noticeable oak-driven flavors of mocha, char and spice. Medium-weighted and well-structured with some persistence on the generous finish. Needs cellaring. Good (+). Reviewed August 13, 2011 ARTICLE »

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