Wahle Vineyards & Cellars

Owner(s) Mark Wahle, Shaghayegh Wahle
Web site www.wvcellars.com
 
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The first commercial vineyard in the Yamhill-Carlton region was planted by the Wahle family in 1974. Pommard, Wadenswill and assorted Coury clones were planted on a 100-acre hilltop site outside of Yamhill. Many talented winemakers have crafted great wines from the site and now the owners are producing their own wine from these old vines. Newer clone bottlings are also planned from the owner's new Holmes Hill Vineyard in the Eola Hills.

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Reviewed Wines

2009 Wahle Vineyards & Cellars Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $30. Composed of grapes from the older Wahle Estate Yamhill Vineyard and the younger Holmes Hill Vineyard. · Light reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark red cherries and mocha. A solid wine with pleasing flavors of ripe cherries, spice and herbs, offering very supple tannins, and a juicy, fruity finish. Good. Reviewed June 4, 2013 ARTICLE »

2009 Wahle Vineyards & Cellars Holmes Hill Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.9% alc., $36. · Light in color with a reddish tone in the glass. The nose offers a sophisticated array of aromas including dark red and black berries, dried herbs including sage, and old book. Very soft in the mouth with vivid flavors of dark red cherries and savory herbs, finishing with some persistence. A nicely balanced wine that aims to please with its easy, approachable charm. Very good. Reviewed June 4, 2013 ARTICLE »

2009 Wahle Vineyards & Cellars Yamhill-Carlton District Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

14.5% alc., $45. · Light reddish-purple color in the glass. Complex array of scents including black cherry, blackberry, smoky oak and cut grass. Deep, dark cherry and raspberry flavor with impressive intensity and lingering finishing power. The oak is well integrated, the tannins are nicely balanced, and although a big wine, it carries its weight beautifully. Very good. Reviewed June 4, 2013 ARTICLE »

2008 Wahle Vineyards & Cellars Holmes Hill Eola-Amity Hills Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.6% alc., $33. Vineyard is named after H.N.V. Holmes who set out from Missouri in search of his land claim in 1848. · Moderately dark reddish-purple color in the glass. Tight initially, opening gradually to reveal aromas of dark berry fruit and subtle oak. Discreetly concentrated flavors of dark berries and plum with hints of graham, chocolate and savory oak. Svelte tannins and balanced acidity. A thoroughly pleasing wine that is nicely balanced. Very good. Reviewed June 4, 2013 ARTICLE »