Native Flora Wines

Owner(s) Denise Flora, Scott Flora
Web site www.nativeflora.com
 
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A small producer (currently about 1,200 cases annually) of Pinot Noir and other varietals. Located in the Dundee Hills, the nearest neighbor is Alexana Winery. The secluded 33-acre property is above and across Worden Hill Road from Alexana and hidden below the crest of the hilltop. The winery was founded in 2005, the estate vineyard planted in 2006 and the first vintage release was 2009. The proprietor's home, winery and tasting venues are unified into one structure.

The winery's ultimate goal is to expand to 3,000 cases annually by 2019,

Tasting appointments are available Friday, Saturday and Monday (can be scheduled online) and other times as the owners schedules permit (arranged by email or phone). A future B&B is planned.

Reviewed Wines

2014 Native Flora Jaguar Reserve Estate Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

200 cases, not released. Aged in 12.5% new French oak barrels. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. Soaring aromas of crushed cherries, baking spices and sandalwood lead off. A remarkable attack and everexpanding array of red fruits is slightly overshadowed currently by an overlay of oak that should integrate with more time in bottle. The finish is robust and memorable. Score: 93-94. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Native Flora Karsts of the Andaman Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Blanc

$32. · Aromas and flavors of citrus, pear, white peach and tropical fruits. Very satisfying, with bright acidity, and a highly refreshing finish. Pinot Blanc can be simple and lack punch, but this wine has plenty of pizzazz. Score: 90. Reviewed July 26, 2015 ARTICLE »

2014 Native Flora Next Time Estate Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.5% alc., $48. Bottled two months ago. Aged in about 20% new French oak barrels. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. Intoxicating aromas of cherry, redwood, rose petal and spice. Regal and balanced, with a light to mid weight core of cherry, pomegranate and spice flavors, underlain with soft tannins. Forward drinking, with pleasing persistence and length. Score: 93-94. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2014 Native Flora The Heretic Estate Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., $65. An attempt to produce an “Old World” style. Sourced from a steep north slope block and picked at lower Brix. Aged in 12.5% new French oak barrels. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. Perfumed with sensuous notes of cherry, spice and sandalwood. Light and elegant, but flavorful, with a more noticeable acid backbone. A melange of cherry, spice and subtle oak flavors are vibrant and satisfying. Score: 91-92. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2013 Native Flora Venerable Youth Eola-Amity Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

13.7% alc., 202 cases, $44. A combination of 50% 25-year-old vines and 50% young vines from Sunset View Vineyards. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. Riper fruited, with aromas and flavors of black cherry, black raspberry and black plum. Nicely spiced, very elegant in demeanor, with appealing harmony. Score: 91. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2013 Native Flora Strong Armed Ribbon Ridge Oregon Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., 106 cases, $46. Sourced from Armstrong Vineyard. · Aromas of cherry and wood spice lead to a ripe cherry core tempered by woodland spice. Delicate and refined, with silky tannins, bright acidity and a modest finish. Score: 89. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2012 Native Flora Venerable Youth Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.6% alc., 89 cases, $44. Sourced from Sunset View Vineyards managed by Bob Bailey. Includes grapes from 20-year-old vines and newly planted vines. · Enticing aromas and flavors of black cherry, blackberry and spice composed in an elegant fashion with modest tannins and a generous burst of fruit goodness on the finish. The alcohol is nicely integrated. Score: 90. Reviewed July 26, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 Native Flora Next Time Estate Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

180 cases, $48. Tasted previously one year ago. · Light cherry red color in the glass. Pleasing aromas of black cherry and spice lead to a very elegantly styled, mid weight wine replete with lush black cherry fruit laced by a deft touch of oak in the background. The sap builds in intensity over time in the glass. Score: 92. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2012 Native Flora Next Time Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

180 cases, $48. The 3-year successor to “First Time.” · Mid to full-bodied array of dark red fruits touched by spice in an elegant and classy style that is easy to drink. The tannins are well-matched and the finish is generous and satisfying. Score: 91. Reviewed July 26, 2015 ARTICLE »

2012 Native Flora Jaguar Reserve Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

96 cases, $68 (sold out). The pinnacle of estate Pinot Noir representing 4 barrels in this vintage. Primarily clone “828.” Aged in 100% French oak barrels, 25% new. · This beauty has plenty of fruit sap and a big, long finish, yet is light on its feet with a lovely gentleness that is quite seductive. Plenty of cherry and berry flavor, with accents of cola and spice. Score: 92. Reviewed July 26, 2015 ARTICLE »

2011 Native Flora Jolly Rancher Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Rosé

180 cases,$26. This wine was made specifically as a rosé. Co-fermented 50% Pinot Noir and 50% Pinot Blanc. · A very unusual combination of grapes, this fresh, succulent wine, is crisp, dry, and refreshing, and features both white and red stone fruits. It is still drinking as a youngster despite its 2011 vintage origins. Score: 89. Reviewed July 26, 2015 ARTICLE »

2011 Native Flora First Time Estate Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

12.9% alc., 302 cases, $48. A blend of four Pinot Noir clones grown in the estate Tuition Vineyard. · Very light cherry red color in the glass. An acid- driven wine, with delicate, yet vibrant aromas and juicy flavors of red cherry, cranberry, spice and savory herbs. Oak plays a supportive role in the background. A gastronomy Pinot that will perform well at the dinner table. Score: 90. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2011 Native Flora Cuvée Lussier Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Sparkling Wine

142 cases, $65. 7% to 8% Pinot Blanc added to Pinot Noir. 5 gm/L dosage. Sold exclusively in tasting room. Vinified by méthode champenoise, two years en tirage. · A spectacular wine in every way, featuring a fine, persistent bead, an array of luscious fruit flavors including pear and tropical fruits, and a dry, yeasty finish. A truly unique and special wine that would be fitting for any special celebration or fine meal. Score: 93. Reviewed July 26, 2015 ARTICLE »

2011 Native Flora Jaguar Reserve Estate Dundee Hills Oregon Pinot Noir

A four barrel selection, 96 cases, $75. · Light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose lacks interest with primarily oak-driven scents and very little fruit. Rather austere, even shallow on the palate, featuring a melange of red fruits back by polished tannins. The finish is modest and cleansing. This wine will appeal to those who prefer restrained, high acid wines. Score: 88. Reviewed September 7, 2016 ARTICLE »

2010 Native Flora First Time Estate Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

210 cases, $48. A blend of 4 Pinot Noir clones grown in Tuition Vineyard. No new oak. · Light in color with aromas of cherry and sandalwood. Elegantly fashioned, with demure flavors of red fruits framed by a touch of oak. Finishes dry with reasonably good length. Score: 89. Reviewed July 26, 2015 ARTICLE »



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