Treos Wines Vineyard

Treos Wines Vineyard

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

TREOS in the News:

"OUTSTANDING" Reviews from Great Northwest Wine:

Oregon Pinot Noir for Thanksgiving 
Treos Wines 2012 Elegant Reserve Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $48

By Andy Perdue on November 16, 2014

Dave Jepson of Monmouth released another impressive Oregon Pinot Noir from the stunning 2012 vintage, this a melange of five Dijon clones from the small estate plantings by Jepson and his partnership group. There’s plenty of ripeness and hedonism with the nose of plum, cherry taffy, mocha and black pepper. The palate is rich and loaded with black cherry, President plum and ripe raspberry. Its tannin structure is sublime, yet the finish of chocolate-covered pomegranate supplies plenty of food-friendly juiciness. Enjoy within four years, and suggested pairings range from roasted chicken, lamb and veal to pasta to charcuterie.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 170 cases
Alcohol: 15%

Treos Wines 2012 Founder’s Choice Estate Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $48
 By Great Northwest Wine on October 24, 2014

Two years ago, this tiny Monmouth, Ore., winery released its first wines, a product of vines planted in 2007 by a trio of couples — hence Treos. We’ve loved Dave Jepson’s Dry Muscat, and here’s the second commercial vintage of Pinot Noir, a blend of clones 667 and 777 cropped below one ton to the acre. There’s early fascination with a nose of dried sage and larch needle leading to black cherry, Marionberry, red currant, mocha and nutmeg. The entry is rich and succulent with plump black cherry and blueberry flavors, supported by mild tannins and lingering acidity. Vineyard managers in the Willamette Valley didn’t need to worry about ripening during the 2012 vintage, and that’s evident here, yet while the listed alcohol level raises eyebrows, the finish carries itself with delicious hedonism rather than heat.

Rating: Outstanding!

Production: 195 cases
 Alcohol: 15.5%