Oregon Wine with a French Accent.1789 Wines 2008 Pinot Noir
Ranked No. 3 of Oregon's 50 Best Wines by Portland Monthly Magazine (Rating 94)
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I have been a French woman winemaker for 28 years. After studying winemaking for five years at the University of Bourgogne, France, I worked for 12 years at Joseph Drouhin in Beaune Burgundy, France. In 1993, I started making wine in Oregon and commuted back and forth many times per year. I am currently the winemaker for De Ponte Cellars in the Dundee Hill, Oregon and have been since their first vintage in 2001. 1789 is my first label and 2007 the first release. The name comes from the French Revolution. The wine is the symbol of my personal revolution: the move of my family from the south of France to the Oregon Wine Country. I try to reflect the simple elegance and finese of world-class Pinot Noir in every bottle. Please enjoy this wine with those who are dear to you. From me and my family, we with you good health and bon appetit! - Isabelle Dutartre, owner/winemaker
BURGHOUND: 2008 Pinot Noir – Single Vineyard, Score 91 (Chehalem Mountains, 165 cases, SRP $48, 13.8%)
This venture is run by Isabelle Dutartre, a French winemaker for nearly 3 decades, including 12 years with Joseph Drouhin. She began making wine in Oregon in 1993 commuting between Oregon and France. Now a full-time Oregon resident, 2007 was the inaugural release for 1789 Wines. A very pretty and well-layerednose expresses beautifully notes of red and dark berry fruit, briar and earth hints. The elegant, pure and admirably refinedmiddle weight flavors possess a beguiling and sophisticated mouth feel as well as fine depth and length. This graceful effort is really quite lovely and worth considering. And if this is the level of quality that we can consistently expect from Dutartre, this will be a winery to watch carefully going forward. 2013+
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Owner: Isabelle Dutarte
2009 Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains
Intense blackberry and cassis aromas and flavors, with spicy and floral notes.
$48.00 per Bottle
2007 Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains
Supple textures, bright red-cherry scents, powerfully fruity yet restrained.
$60.00 / Bottle
2008 Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains
No. 3 of Oregons 50 Best Wines by Portland Monthly Magazine (Rating 94)