Today’s Deal ~ 2014 Colene Clemens “Dopp Creek” Pinot Noir
$29.95/btl or $24.95/btl 6+
Last Ten Cases of 2014 Vintage!!!
It’s been WAYYYY too long since we threw a “haymaker” of a pinot noir over the wire! So, we brought in this perfect 91 POINTER that boasts some serious pedigree, stellar accolades, and sports an alluring discount. It’s the 2014 Colene Clemens “Dopp Creek” Pinot Noir hailing from the Chehalem Mountains in Oregon’s prime pinot growing region. $29.95/bottle gets you in the door but box up six or more and you can score this “sneaky good” little gem for just $24.95/bottle!!!
The folks at Colene Clemens are really on to something good here…SHOOT on to a GOLD MINE is more like it!!! Crafted in classic traditions and techniques, the 2014 Colene Clemens “Dopp Creek” Pinot Noir marries BALANCE and FINESSE. While the nose offers FLORAL and SPICEY notes, this pinot is much more FRUIT-FORWARD than you’d expect from an Oregon wine. BOLD flavors of BING CHERRIES and RASPBERRY preserves are commingled with just smidgen of earthiness. The perfect match for this ROBUST yet ELEGANT wine would be 5-Spice Duck Confit with Pomegranate Glaze…can you say “Dopp It Like It’s Hot!” See what we did there?!
About The Chehalem Mountains
The contiguous land mass known as the Chehalem (pronounced “Sha-HAY-lum”) Mountains is home to an estimated 150 vineyards. With an average size of 12.5 acres, this patchwork of small, family-owned vineyards on varying soil types and elevations from 200 to well over 1000 feet above sea level is an exciting source for exquisite wines.
The Chehalem Mountains American Viticultural Area includes several wine growing regions gaining independent recognition for their wines. Currently, the most well known of these is the distinctive Ribbon Ridge AVA. In due course, as vineyard plantings intensify and more wineries unfold, it is likely that other regions will emerge as AVAs within the boundaries of the larger Chehalem Mountains AVA.
“Wine Spectator” Tasting Notes: 91 Points
“Firm and focused, with cinnamon notes floating around red berry and floral flavors, finishing with gentle persistence against lively acidity and fine tannins. Best from 2018 through 2022. 3,100 cases made.”–HS
“Wine Advocate” Tasting Notes: 90 Points
“Pale to medium ruby-purple, the 2014 Pinot Noir Dopp Creek has a very expressive nose of red currant jelly, raspberry preserves and mulberries with hints of violets, Marmite toast, truffles and garrigue. Medium to full-bodied, it fills the mouth with generous red berry preserves and earthy flavor layers with a solid frame of velvety tannins and a lively backbone, finishing long with an herbal lift.” –Lisa Perrotti Brown