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July 18, 2019 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir | Briscoe Bites Review

NO! The last of my Panther Creek stash! Ah well, it was much appreciated and much loved as this wine was opened for (one of) my anniversary dinners.panther creek reserve pinot noir. About the Wine: The Panther Creek 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir is made from 100% Pinot Noir grapes harvested from the winery’s estate vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jul 18, 2019 at 8:47 AM
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June 19, 2019 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek Cellars in Washington Wine Blog Review

One of the historic Oregon wineries, Panther Creek was originally founded by famed winemaker Ken Wright in 1986. He gained national attention for his wines sourced from the Freedom Hill and Shea Vineyards. In 1994 Mark Vlossak of St. Innocent fame took over as consulting winemaker and produced some marvelous wines until he focused his talents on his own winery. The winery was acquired by Bacchus Capital in 2013 which led to the appointment of superstar winemaker Tony Rynders as consulting winemaker.  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 19, 2019 at 2:47 PM
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June 3, 2019 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek 2015 Kalita Vineyard Pinot Noir | Chuck Hill Wine Review

Pinot Noir with Copper River Salmon - Part 2 Little Tidbits about Pinot Noir Pinot Noir is a hard grape to grow, and it is a hard wine to make well. It is often too “weak” for Cabernet lovers to enjoy with their steaks, but it rewards subtle foods and preparations with complexity, good acidity and balance. It is the favorite red wine of mature and experienced wine tasters – especially with salmon!  Continue »

Time Posted: Jun 3, 2019 at 9:37 AM
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April 17, 2019 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek 2015 Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir | Briscoe Bites Review

Are you following along on my exploration of the Willamette Valley via Panther Creek Cellars? If not, check out these single-vineyard offerings from Kalita, Schindler, and De Ponte vineyards.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 17, 2019 at 9:55 AM
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April 12, 2019 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek 2015 Schindler Vineyard Pinot Noir | Briscoe Bites Review

Today we’re taking a venture over to the Eola-Amity Hills AVA of the greater Willamette Valley, Oregon. Another beautiful Pinot Noir from Panther Creek and—sorry, no—this one does not come with a slice of pizza. (Though, it totally could.)  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 12, 2019 at 10:13 AM
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April 10, 2019 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek 2016 De Ponte Vineyard Pinot Noir | Briscoe Bites Review

Pinot Noir from Willamette is old news now. I know. And yet when you’re craving that style—aroma, flavor, texture—there really is nothing else like it. ’m not saying it’s better than RRV or Mendo, just different. And when you can get the distinction across several different single-vineyards, so much the better to explore the terroir of the Willamette via wine. Over the next few weeks I’ll be featuring various single-vineyard offerings from Panther Creek.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 10, 2019 at 10:14 AM
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April 1, 2019 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek 2016 Willamette Valley Chardonnay | Briscoe Bites Review

I am on a Chardonnay kick. Wait. Let me edit that. I am on a QUALITY Chardonnay kick. As in, recently, I threw out 3 bottles of Chardonnay after the first sip because they are still adhering to the old-new world expression: over-oaked, buttery spread.  Continue »

Time Posted: Apr 1, 2019 at 3:01 PM
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December 8, 2018 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek Featured in Drink Me Mag's 10 Wines for the Holidays (2018)

When magazines write about wines for holidays, it makes us over here at beg the question: which holidays exactly? The crazy running around holidays? The endless papercuts from wrapping unshapely gifts holidays? The celebrate with work friends holidays? Or the sit at home and watch movies with the family holidays? Because they’re all very different, and so too are the wines that suit them. With the help of our friends at , we’ve compiled 10 holiday wines that actually cover all the aforementioned bases, and more.  Continue »

Time Posted: Dec 8, 2018 at 12:29 PM
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November 27, 2018 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek Cellars 2016 Pinot Gris | The Hedonistic Taster: Willamette Valley Holiday Edition

The Hedonistic Taster Willamette Valley Holiday Edition by L.M. Archer “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for sharing industry trade sample tasting notes with readers. Please enjoy this special holiday edition, showcasing the wines of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 27, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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November 14, 2018 | Panther Creek News

Panther Creek in 2011 Oregon Pinot Noir Retrospective | Washington Wine Blog

Initially panned as a poor vintage, many wine critics, including myself, were downright incorrect in reviewing the 2011 vintage. What is now in the glass is typically something more linear, earthy and in its best edition, thoroughly intoxicating. It is clear that many of these wines were not ready upon release and needed time to develop in the bottle. I think that 2011 as a vintage, like 2007, is particularly challenging to rate, due to the range of quality in the wines. Originally upon release I saw this vintage as better than most Oregon wine reviewers, rating it 88, as I noted good and even great wines made upon release as well as some lean, bordering watery wines, particularly with some of the value Pinot Noirs that struggled with gaining adequate concentration. I have re-rated this vintage 90 as there are far more wines that are near or exceed 90 points. In fact, I tried a very high concentration of wine that I rated over 90 points.  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 14, 2018 at 2:35 PM