VOLUME 9, ISSUE 50
November 21, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Bouchaine Vineyards: A Winery Steeped in Carneros History On the Pinot Trail: Tasting at Bouchaine Vineyards Sips of Recently Tasted California Pinot Noir Sips of Recently Tasted Oregon Pinot Noir Heart & Hands Wine Company Sips of Recently Tasted California Chardonnays Pinot Briefs Kevin Zraly Windows on the World Complete Wine Course
Tyson Crowley is a New York transplant who began working in the Oregon wine industry in 1995 and after twelve years of learning from many of Oregon's top producers including Erath Vineyards, Cameron Winery, Archery Summit, Brick House and J.K. Carriere, he ventured out on his own.
A Willamette Valley appellation Pinot Noir, Gehrts Vineyard Pinot Noir, La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir and Entre Nous Pinot Noir comprise the lineup of Pinot Noirs.
Contact Tyson directly through the website to purchase wines or consult with Oregon wine retailers.
Articles About Crowley
2010 Crowley Entre Nous Dundee Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., 225 cases, $32. The winery’s flagship blend of selected barrels. 60% LaColina Vineyard and 40% Tuckwilla Vineyard, both located in the Dundee Hills. Aged 19 months in neutral oak. · Moderately light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of oak-kissed black cherries, fresh herbs and wet earth. Very polished with a tasty, sweet cherry core and an earthy, herbal undertone. Very delicate, with a peppery note on the silky finish. Good. Reviewed November 24, 2012 ARTICLE »
2006 Crowley Entre Nous Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.4% alc., 150 cases, $27 (available from Storyteller Wine Company (www.storytellerwine.com) for $24 a six pack). Proprietor and winemaker Tyson Crowley is a New York transplant who spent 12 years learning his trade at Erath Vineyards, Cameron Winery, J.K. Carriere, Archery Summit and Brick House. 75% Dundee Hills fruit from La Colina Vineyard (Wädenswil) and 25% Ribbon Ridge fruit (Pommard). Aged 18 months in 50% new French oak. Second vintage of Pinot Noir for this producer. · Prominent scent of black raspberries with a nice touch of smoky oak. Dark fruited and full-bodied with a hint of dark chocolate and charcoal. The darker side of Pinot Noir, almost Syrah-like, but never crosses the line. Wellcrafted and typical of many Pinot Noirs from the 2006 vintage in Oregon. You can almost make a meal out of this one. Reviewed March 26, 2009 ARTICLE »
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