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Date Printed: 12/19/2014
Eola Hills Le Creole Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999
Eola Hills Le Creole Vineyard Pinot Noir 1999
(search item no. 37862)
Wine & Spirits rating: 91 points
Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 12/19/2014: $20.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Ruby in color with flavors of red berry fruits and spicy oak that meld on the palate. This is a blend of Feltz and Madrona Vineyards, both located on the eastern slope of the Eola Hills, where they have the advantage of recieving the early morning sunshine. This warms the vineyard early in the morning and contributes to a longer, more gradual ripening period.

Try this Pinot Noir with Grilled Tuna and Eggplant Marmalade. Accent food pairings with ginger, thyme and fresh rosemary. One of our favorites is a Peppered Catfish and Couscous. This wine has good balance and can go with a wide variety of grilled or smoked foods such as duck or a roasted vegetable salad.

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About Eola Hills Wine Cellars:

Tom Huggins, founder and general manager of Eola Hills, had a dream rooted in facts. He knew that great wines could only come from great vineyards, and through his former occupation as a agricultural insurance expert, he knew where that precious vineyard land was located. This knowledge enabled him to purchase some of the prime sites for his own vineyards in the rolling terrain of the Northwest Willamette Valley of Oregon, and to fulfill a dream of creating his own wine.

Situated in a natural weather shadow of the Coast Range, which shunts storms from the Pacific Ocean north to Portland and south below Salem, the Eola Hills vineyards are protected from weather extremes. Yet in summer, a gorge carved by ancient glaciers draws in maritime air to provide ideal cooling for sensitive varietals in those warmer months.