Colene Clemens Vineyards

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It is no secret I have a serious Love, it is called Pinot Noir. The Willamette Valley AVA has a number of smaller sub-ava’s and each one seems to have very distinct tasting notes. The Chehalem mountains, in my opinion have very elegant Pinot Noirs, soft, subtle yet extremely complex and are a true joy to spend time with as they open up over the course of an hour or so.

If location is an influence of planning out your day of wine tasting. Colene Clemens which sits a top a ridge in the Chehalem mountains is a very good choice.
You can start planning your visit by visiting their web site here.
We started our tasting with the 2016 Rose of Pinot Noir
We then moved on to the 2014 Chardonnay
It was time for the Pinot Noirs! We sampled three of their Cuvées.
The grounds are lovely, the wines are big, just like the view!

After enjoying some truly spectacular wines we stepped out into the vineyard with wine maker Stephen Goff. They were in the midst of planning out the new block of Chardonnay grapes.

Another beautiful day of wine tasting in Oregon’s wine country
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