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Vineyard: Le Puits Sec

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

Wineries sourcing from this vineyard

Reviewed wines produced from this vineyard

2010 Evesham Wood Temperance Hill Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 100 cases, $30. Release November 2012. Retro label. From a block planted in 1982. Aged in neutral barrels. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Lovely nose, smelling of a field replete with spring flowers, and a medley of well-spiced stone fruits. Luscious core of dark red cherries with subtle cedary oak flavors folded in nicely. A special wine that is quite approachable now. Very good (+). Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., $36. Unfiltered. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of cherries, balsam and spice lead to a refreshing and bright mouthful of crisp red berry, red plum and red raspberry fruit with a hint of herbs in the background. Elegantly styled with soft, delicate tannins, lively acidity, and an appealing kiss of cherry on the finish. Not quite as good as other bottles I have sampled, but still Very Good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2010 Evesham Wood Cuvée J Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.0% alc., 150 cases. $44. Exclusively from Le Puits Sec Vineyard. Aged in 40% new French oak. Unfiltered. · Moderately light purple color in the glass. Wonderfully perfumed with fresh scents of black cherries, briar, compost, rose petal and spice. Well-endowed with attention-getting flavors of black cherries, kirsch and spice. Riper with more body, more structural bones, and less noticeable acidity than the Le Puits Sec bottling. Incredible length on the generous finish. Very age worthy. A real crowd pleaser and one of the best wines I have sampled from Oregon in this vintage. Reviewed November 24, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »

2009 Evesham Wood Cuvée “J” Eola-Amity Hills Pinot Noir

$44. Release November 2012. A reserve barrel selection from Le Puits Sec Vineyard. Primarily estate fruit. Aged in 40% new French oak. · The additional oak adds more structure to this wine which is nicely fruited with exotic spice accents. Smooth on the palate with an extraordinarily long finish. This beauty will be the showpiece of a special dinner after a few years in the cellar. Very good. Reviewed September 12, 2012 WINERY » ARTICLE »