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Montinore Vineyards

Montinore Vineyards Montinore is a 585 acre estate at the northern end of the Willamette Valley appellation. Actually many vineyards in one, our location offers ideal sites for each of the six varietals we grow for our still wines. We currently have 265 acres planted in Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Gewürztraminer, Müller-Thurgau and White Riesling. We are just 30 miles west of Portland, Oregon on an east facing slope of the Coast Range foothills. Ours is an ideal location to grow high quality grapes. Our weather is like the famed Burgundy wine region of France; our vineyard elevations range from 200 to 600 feet and we enjoy Cornelius and Laurelwood soils. Here we grow all of our own grapes and hand craft still wines that are true to their varietal characteristics and styled to go with food. Our winery sits amid our vines giving our winemaker total control over our fruit from beginning to end. Daily access to the vineyard allows him to respond to changing conditions throughout the year. It also allows us to work quickly during crush; our fruit is picked and processed the same day. Most of our vines were planted from 1982 through 1985. Through intensive vineyard management and clonal selection we consistently produce the best quality fruit and wines possible. Because each block is harvested, fermented and aged separately, we can isolate the qualities each block of vines produces and weave them together at the final blend. Our winemaker, Jacques Tardy, blends what he learned growing up in the family wine business in the Burgundy region of France with his hard won experience with Oregon weather and winegrowing. He creates flavorful, full bodied, balanced wines.

From Portland: Follow Sunset Hwy. (US 26) westbound to the North Plains exit (#57). Exit to the right then turn left and cross the freeway. Proceed south on Glencoe Road for 1.3 miles. At the light, turn right on Zion Church Road (which becomes Cornelius-Schefflin Road) and continue about 3.6 miles until you come to a traffic circle. Turn right on Verboort Road and go .5 mile to another traffic ciircle. Turn left on Martin Road. Continue until you come to Hwy. 47. Turn left on the highway; it becomes Quince Street as you enter Forest Grove. Cross the railroad tracks and continue to the stop light. Go straight on Hwy. 47, following the signs to McMinnville. Continue for 3 miles to the town of Dilley and turn right on Dudney Street. Go .1 mile on Dudney and turn right on Dilley Road. Continue past the school .3 miles. Turn left into Montinore Estate at the main gate. The tasting room and office are in the winery building on the right. From cities south of Portland: Follow Beaverton-Hillsdale Hwy. (Oregon 8) westbound through Hillsboro, Cornelius and into Forest Grove. At the intersection with Highway 47, turn left following the signs to McMinnville. Continue on Hwy. 47 for 3 miles. At the town of Dilley turn right on Dudney Street. Go .1 mile on Dudney and turn right on Dilley Road. Continue past the school .3 miles to the vineyard.

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  Entre Deux Pinot Gris
Entre Deux is a single vineyard Pinot Gris so named because of the vineyard's location between two of our best vineyards of Pinot Noir. Entre Deux has a beautiful copper color from the skin contact and the barrel fermentation. The aroma is very rich and ripe, with apple-pear-pineapple fruits, mineral and oily notes. The flavors are rich and fat, with pear and pineapple, light buttery-toasty-vanilla notes and a long cream brulee finish. The wine texture is round and fat, with a crisp acid balance and a long sweet finish. This is a full-bodied Pinot Gris, with intense power and grace. Because of its full flavor and its crisp acidity this wine should be a perfect accompaniment to heartier dishes with stronger flavors and spices. Perfect with lobster and other shellfish.
This Oregon Gewürztraminer Reserve has a sweet, floral aroma with beeswax, orange and brown sugar notes. The flavors are rich, fat and sweet, with citrus, brown sugar, orange rind and dry herb spices intermingled. The finish is long with floral-beeswax-orange notes. The wine is dry with a crisp acid frame. The texture is rich and soft with a distinct oiliness, a very rich and round mouthfeel. Montinore Gewürztraminer should be served slightly cold but not chilled; 55ºF to 60ºF would be reasonable. With its acidity and spiciness it would be a good accompaniment to seafood, white meats, bratwurst, sauerkraut, and glazed onion quiche.
  Graham's Block 7 Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir has a dark red color. The aroma is a mix of dry flowers and blackberries with a light earthy note. As the wine gets more aeration, cassis and jammy sweet characters emerge. The flavors are big and mouth filling with black cherries, cassis, blackberries and blueberries. The fruit is supported by nice vanilla, dark roasted coffee, brown sugar and dark chocolate notes. The wine's texture is full with rich and soft tannins with a long toasted oak spicy-peppery finish. Pinot Noir is a good food match with salmon, a variety of red meats, dishes prepared with wine sauces, and chocolate.
  Late Harvest Gewürztraminer
"This wine has a floral and spicy bouquet with ginger and a touch of banana and herb notes. The taste is sweet with honey and dried herb flavors. The mouthfeel is rich and sweet with a long, spicy aftertaste."
  Late Harvest Riesling
This Riesling is an excellent wine to serve with dessert and fresh fruits. The bouquet is floral, a mix of Hawthorn, honeysuckle and roses, with honey tones. The flavors are just as complex; a mix of Hawthorn and honey, a touch of candied ginger and a light bitter orange rind aftertaste. The wine tastes lightly sweet with a crisp acid balance.
  Müller Thurgau
  Müller-Thurgau Sweet Reserve
This aromatic, fruity variety of grape makes flavorful wines. The aroma is rich with honey and herb spices. The flavors are a blend of very ripe pineapples, candied apricots and oranges. The wine has a good balance; it is sweet and delicious. Serve this wine with cheesecakes, fresh fruit, ice cream, blue cheeses or enjoy it on its own. Best chilled to 40-50º F.
  Parsons' Ridge Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir has a dark red color, the aromas start with earthy-meaty notes, then black cherries, with nuances of toasted bacon. The flavors are of bright, intense fruits, black cherries, black berries with the same earthy-meaty notes mixed with light vanilla and toasted oak. Toward the end the fruit turns to chocolate and cola with a long tar-peppery finish. The wine texture is soft, rich and round, the tannins are well integrated making this wine very enjoyable. Pinot Noir is a good food match with salmon, a variety of red meats, dishes prepared with wine sauces, and chocolate.
  Pierce's Elbow Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir has a deep garnet hue. The aroma starts with earthy notes and quickly turns to red cherry, violets and praline. The flavors are bright, sweet red cherry with some tangy cranberry, then they turn to a mix of raspberry and blackberry with light pepperiness in the finish. The texture of the wine is silky yet mouth filling. Pinot Noir is a good food match with salmon, a variety of red meats, dishes prepared with wine sauces, and chocolate.
  Pinot Gris
This Oregon Pinot Gris has a beautiful light copper color from the skin contact. The aroma is very floral, with ripe pears, ripe apples, some licorice notes and a typical spiciness. The flavors suggest sweet apples, pears, flowers and finish with herbal notes and a touch of spiciness. The wine's crisp acid frame and fresh fruit flavors add to the richness and to the very long finish. Montinore Pinot Gris should be served slightly cold but not chilled; 55ºF to 60ºF would be reasonable. Because of the full fllavor and the crisp acidity it is a perfect accompaniment to salmon dishes, seafood in general, white meats, and poultry dishes.
  Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir has a dark ruby hue, an inviting, aromatic and sweet bouquet of black cherry, light blackberry and coffee notes. The flavors are sweet and multi-layered with red and black cherry and blackberry, finishing with chocolate and coffee characters-all within an earthy frame with pronounced oak and vanilla notes. The wine texture is sweet and rich. The ripe fruity flavors that linger complement the spicy black pepper finish. Pinot Noir is a good food match with salmon, light red meat, dishes prepared with wine sauces, and chocolate.
  Pinot Noir Port
  Riesling Sweet Reserve
  Semi-Dry Riesling
  Winemaker's Reserve Pinot Noir
This Pinot Noir has a medium to dark garnet color with an inviting aroma of bright red and Bing cherry, accented with overtones of toffee, cedar, vanilla and pie spice and hints of mint and wildflowers. On the palate, the sweet red cherry flavors combine with notes of carmel, mocha, earth and leather creating a rich, enticing bouquet of flavor. The medium range acid and balanced, well structured tannins give the wine ample body and a bright ripe fruit character. The finish is long with lingering notes of ripe cherry and spice. Pinot Noir is a good food match with salmon, a variety of red meats, dishes prepared with wine sauces, and chocolate


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