VOLUME 10, ISSUE 2
December 22, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
2014 Pinot Noir All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 California Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 California Value Priced Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Pinot Noir Second Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir First Team All-Americans 2014 Oregon Value Priced Pinot Noir Honorable Mention All-Americans 2014 California Chardonnay All-Americans 2014 California & Oregon Value Priced Chardonnay All-Americans First Encounters of Noteworthy Pinot Noir Producers in 2014 Winery of Year: White Rose Estate Best Wine Quotes of 2014 Happy Holidays!
John and Susan Olenik have been selling their Pinot Noir grapes to several premium producers in the Willamette Valley. Beginning with the 2011 vintage, they produced small amounts of Estate Pinot Noir under the Olenik Vineyards label.
Articles About Olenik Vineyards
2012 Olenik Vineyards Estate Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.5% alc., 125 cases, $45. Harvest Brix 26.6º-27.4º. A blend of Pommard, 777 and 115 planted in 1999. · Dark reddish purple hue in the glass. Much riper fruit profile than the 2011 bottling with scents of black cherry, black raspberry and spice. Mid to full-bodied with a luscious core of sappy black raspberry and black cherry fruits that floods the palate. Appealing oak compliment in the background and a generous sweet fruit finish. A big boy wine that will appeal to fruit hedonists. A touch of heat surfaces in the background. Score: 89. Reviewed July 6, 2014 ARTICLE »
2011 Olenik Vineyards Estate Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.5% alc., 75 cases, $45. From a 14.7-acre vineyard split off from the Jacob-Hart Vineyard in 2005. Winemaker Christopher Mazepink (Archery Summit). The vineyard is situated at 333 to 450 feet elevation and is a unique rocky site composed of fractured basalt covering Jory soils on the eastern side and purely sedimentary soils on the western side. Harvest Brix 24.2º-25.3º. A blend of Pommard, 777 and 115. 100% de-stemmed. · Moderately dark reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of darker fruits, brown spice, iodine and green herbs. Mid weight flavors of plum, purple grapes and cassis with a green herbal vein in the background. Good fruit intensity with balanced dry tannins and respectable length on the finish. Unchanged the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Tasted twice. Score: 88. Reviewed July 6, 2014 ARTICLE »
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