Ancient Cellars

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A boutique Oregon winery specializing in single vineyard wines from the Willamette Valley and Rogue Valley. The winery was established in 2007 by two brothers.

A tasting room is located in Newberg at 718 E. First Street. Check the website for seasonal hours.

Reviewed Wines

2011 Ancient Cellars One Toe Duck Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

12.8% alc., $N/A. · Light garnet color in the glass. Shy aromas of black cherry hard candy and black raspberry jam with a vinegary note (? acescence) showing up over time. More pleasant on the palate with light weight fruit flavors of candied cherry, strawberry and red raspberry with a complimentary hint of cinnamon. The tannins are supple and the acid is vibrant. Similar to the 2010 vintage, but lighter in weight with redder fruit. Score: 85. Reviewed March 29, 2014 ARTICLE »

2010 Ancient Cellars One Toe Duck Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

13.8% alc., $30. The inspiration for the name came from a Mallard duck struck by a car who recovered and thrived with an obvious scar and namesake. A portion of the sales of the wine go to Benefit Wildlife Rehab. · Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The aromas emerge slowly over time in the glass revealing notes of red cherry, baking spice, sandalwood and nutty oak. Darker fruits are evident on the palate including black cherry and black raspberry accented with spice. Good mid palate intensity, balanced tannins, bright acidity and a hi voltage finish featuring tangy and slightly tart cherry and raspberry fruits. Score: 88. Reviewed March 29, 2014 ARTICLE »

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