VOLUME 10, ISSUE 8
April 20, 2015
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Onward Wines: Pinot Noir & Pet-Nat Too Pellegrini Wine Company & Olivet Lane Vineyard: New Incarnation of a Heritage Estate Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir, Rosé & Chardonnay 2013 Knudsen Vineyards Chardonnay: Part of the New Wave in Oregon Pinot Briefs Winemaker Up Close & Personal:-Faith Armstrong-Foster of Onward Wines
A boutique winery in the southern Willamette Valley that released its first wines in September 2012 (2011 vintage) from vines planted in 2007. Production is very small, with a total of 300 cases in 2011 and 500 cases in 2012. The wines have sold out to an avid fan base and through placement in a number of upscale Oregon restaurants.
The lineup includes two Pinot Noirs (Founder's Reserve and Elegant Reserve), Pinot Gris-Muscat blend, Dry Muscat, Albarino, and a Port-style wine infused with roasted Oregon hazelnuts.
Tasting in Monmouth, OR is available by appointment.
Articles About Treos Wines
2012 TREOS Estate Elegant Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
15.0% alc., 170 cases, $48. Yields 0.75 tons per acre. Five Dijon clones. Aged in Sirugue French oak barrels. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. Shy, but pleasing aromas of red cherry, cherry tart and cutting board. Plenty of spring in its step, this wine trends toward the darker red fruit spectrum. A big wine that is well-structured with good integration of oak and alcohol. Finishes lively and upbeat with generous fruit. Score: 89. Reviewed August 15, 2014 ARTICLE »
2012 TREOS Estate Founder’s Choice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
15.5% alc., 195 cases, $48. Clones 667 and 777. Yields 0.8 tons per acre. Intention to create the richest, boldest expression of Pinot Noir that can make. Aged in Sirugue French oak barrels. · Dark reddish purple color in the glass. The winemaker has achieved his objective for this is a BIG, weighty, lush wine playing in the realm of Syrah. The aromatics are muted with demure scents of raw beef, dark berry, vanilla and spearmint. Soft and velvety on the palate, the sap is intense, brooding and earthy with flavors of purple and black berries, spice and vanilla. The palate is much more interesting than the nose at this stage. There is plenty of backbone to back up the fruit. The alcohol is well hidden but still peaks out a skosh on the finish. Score: 88. Reviewed August 15, 2014 ARTICLE »
2010 TREOS Estate Elegant Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., 859 bottles, $48. Yield 0.72 tons per acre. Harvest date October 20, 2010. Harvest Brix 21.9º. Aged 6 months in 3-year, dry-aged French oak barrels. Fined with Bentonite, no filtering. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Enticing aromas of red and black cherries, baking spices and vanilla. More pinotosity singing in this wine with a tasty core of redder fruits with an earthy, grilled mushroom undertone. Moderately rich with supple tannins, bright acidity, and a huge finish that fans out over 30 seconds. Still currently reserved and will benefit from more cellaring. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine displayed more bright fruit, more crispness and an even longer finish. Score: 90. Reviewed December 18, 2013 ARTICLE »
2010 TREOS Estate Founder’s Choice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., 898 bottles, $48. Yield 0.70 tons per acre. Harvest date October 13-14, 2010. Harvest Brix 22º. Aged 6 months in 3-year, dry-aged French oak barrels. Fined with Bentonite, no filtering. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Big aromas of black cherry, earthy flora, truffle and a hint of menthol, and big flavors of dark cherries, black raspberries and spice with a slight roasted fruit taste in the background. The oak is evident but supportive, the mouthfeel is soft and luxurious, and the dry finish displays some power and persistence. A big gulp of Pinot. Score: 88. Reviewed December 18, 2013 ARTICLE »
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