27012 Briggs Hill Road, Eugene, Oregon
Tel: 001 541 345 1945 Fax: 001 541 345 6174
UK importers Artina Wines
Formed in 1979 this is one of the leading Oregon producers in terms
of volume. These estate-bottled wines all retail for less than £10
and, while they don't hit any real highs, represent reasonable value
1999 Silvan Ridge Early Muscat
A semi-sparkling wine, this is fermented under pressure,
fermentation is stopped at 6.5° alcohol and it is bottled under
pressure to make it fizzy. It has a sweet grapey nose and has a
semi-sweet, rounded palate. Great fun.
1999 Hinman Vineyards Pinot Gris
Pale coloured with a fresh, fruity nose: bright and a bit
confected. Sweet fruit and a touch of spice on the palate. Rather
simple but rounded wine. Good/very good
1998 Hinman Vineyards Pinot Noir
Sweet strawberry fruit dominates the nose; a little bit confected.
The nicely balanced palate is very open and accessible, and there's a
bit of tannin. With real up-front appeal, this is a fun, unashamedly
new world Pinot. Very good
1997 Silvan Ridge Pinot Noir
Attractive spicy nose. Fruity, spicy palate with good balance.
Attractive savoury wine; fruit-forward and impressive in a new world
style. Very good