Here are some TN's from 2 seperate tastings a week ago. All of the wines are Pinot Noir and from Oregon. Overall I must say that I was disappointed in these wines.
~2001 Argyle($16)- 13.5% alcohol in this Willamette valley botling. Light colored. Green tasting with simple unworthy fruit notes. Some bitterness and acidity on the finish. 79-80.
~2000 Argyle Reserve($28)- The grapes come from 3 vineyards and 2/3 off the fruit was dropped. 1879 cases made. Light red color. Nice fruit notes with a nutty and pepper taste. Medium body and finish. 87-88.
~2000 Rex Hill($23)- Just a tad below the 1999 bottle. 1982 cases made. 13.5% alcohol. Earthy nose. Notes of cassis and leather with high acidity. Firm tannins. Medium body. Not very Pinot Noirlike but nice. 87.
~2001 Kings Ridge($14)- This is Rex Hills 2nd wine. 13.5% alcohol. Good fruit notes and with less body and a slightly shorter finish than their regular bottle but not bad. 85-86.
~2000 Adelsheim($20)- 13.4% alcohol. Distinct barnyard on the nose but it did not carry over into the taste. Earthy dark fruit notes with subtle tannins. 87-88.
~2000 Willakenzie($24)- Made from grapes blended from sveral vineyards. 13.2% alcohol. Aromas of crushed grape skins. It had a chewy texture with notes of cherry and almonds. Full bodied with a little bitterness on the finish. 88-90.
~1999 King Estate($18)- 13% alcohol. Brickish red color and not surprisingly the oldest wine in this group. A slightly barnyard nose. Blackberry, raspberry and chocolate notes. Medium bodied. 86-87.
~2000 Bethel Estate($23)- This wine is "certified salmon safe" whatever that means (I never new they used salmon to make wine). 13.5% alcohol. This Willamette valley wine had a delicate nose filled with walnuts. It had sweet cherry and blackberry notes which faded very slightly on the finish. Medium body. Very nice. 89-90.
~2000 Ponzi($32)- Light red color. The best balance of any of the Pinot's I tried. Sweet fruit notes including black cherry. Silky tannins and long finish. 90-91.
~2000 Stone Wolf Barrel Select($20)- The team Doctor for the Chicago White Sox is part owner of this winery. It had a fruity nose and full mouth feel. Quite nice. 88-89.