A gorgeous property set in the Chehalem Mountains, Alloro Vineyard was first planted in 1999. The vineyard itself is a 34-acre parcel planted to Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Riesling, and Muscat set on a west-to-east southern aspect on deep, wind-blown loess topsoil over decomposed basalt at 450 –700 feet. The wines from this site are terroir driven and have wonderful earthy character. David Nemarnik serves as vineyard manager and Alloro CEO while Tom Fitzpatrick serves as winemaker. Tom has an master’s degree in enology and viticulture degree from the esteemed UC Davis and has worked winemaking positions across the globe, from California and New Zealand, to Burgundy and Oregon.
HIs new release wines were seriously good across the board. Look to their 2014 Alloro Vineyard ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir (WWB, 92) which shows remarkable depth and concentration while maintaining a silky texture. This outstanding offering and very good value Pinot Noir will cellar well for a decade or more. Alloro is open year-round from Thursday to Monday. Learn more about this great winery at https://www.allorovineyard.com Here are the great new wines by Alloro Vineyard.
2015 Alloro Vineyard Chardonnay- Nutmeg and hazelnut flavors connect with peach on the nose. There is good weight and minerality to this wine. Pazzaz apple, starfruit and creme brûlée flavors impress. Enjoy this over the next five to ten years. Drink 2018-2028- 90
2014 Alloro Vineyard ‘Estate’ Pinot Noir- Sourced from the Chehalem Mountain AVA, the wine starts off with aromas of wet rock, peat moss and wild blackberry. The mouthfeel here is really excellent. Black tea, blackberry pie and forest floor flavors connect with a lovey weight and tension. Enjoy this outstanding wine over the next decade. Drink 2018-2028- 92
2014 Alloro Vineyard ‘Riservata’ Pinot Noir- This barrel select Pinot Noir begins with aromatics reminiscent of cinnamon stick, forest floor, black tea and loganberry. The wine has a marvelous mouthfeel, revealing black tea, peat moss and orange rind flavors, showing some really good range. This is an outstanding release by Alloro Vineyard. Drink 2018-2028- 92