Treos Wines Vineyard

Treos Wines Vineyard

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Our NEW 92!

VOL 10, ISSUE 22
Dec 12, 2015

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TREOS Wine, Monmouth, OR
Partner, winemaker and winegrower Dave Jepson only produced a limited amount of wine in the cold, rainy 2011 vintage. The 2011 Pinot Noirs were initially out of sorts and needed time to develop so they are just being released now. The wines are not as robust and full-flavored as usual for TREOS, but they are quite bold for the 2011 vintage and I find them very appealing. The remainder of the 2011 Pinot Noir grapes were distilled to use in making a Pinot Noir based, port-styled wine called Ternion ($39). Interestingly, the Ternion has been infused with dry roasted Oregon hazelnuts.


13.4% alc., $48. Dijon Clones. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Fragrant upon opening with aromas of black cherry, sous-bois and complimentary oak. The succulent purple and black fruits fill the mouth with goodness and are quite sappy for this vintage. Very juicy, with harmonious tannins, a welcome touch of toasty oak, and a satisfying finish. Score: 90
13.4% alc., $48. Estate grown. A blend of three Dijon clones. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Dark orchard and berry fruit aromas fill the glass. Classy and polished, with a load of delicious purple and black fruits complimented by deft barrel work and enough refined tannins and acidity to age nicely. Like the Elegant Reserve bottling, the fruit concentration is unusually grand for this vintage. Score: 92

NIce Review from Wine Spectator on Founders Choice 2012!

This is what Wine Spectator said about our 2012 Founders Choice...

They rated it as a Very Good wine with special qualities. (Yeah!)

"Treos Pinot Noir Willamette Valley -- Founders Choice 2012

-- Dense, dark and expressive, with an open feel to the rich black cherry, blackberry and licorice flavors, settling into a supple finish. Drink now through 2020."

Monday, December 14, 2015



Treos 2013 Pinot Gris, Willamette Valley, $20

By Great Northwest Wine on September 8, 2015

 This trio of wine-loving couples began planting their 20-acre parcel near Monmouth, Ore., in 2007 and established their block of clone 152 Pinot Gris two years later. Lead winemaker Dave Jepson orchestrated the crop load for their first commercial bottling of Pinot Gris to come in at 1.5 tons per acre, yet it still shows abundant crispness. Aromas of fresh-cut Granny Smith, gooseberry, lime peel, alyssum and ScotchTape lead to a refreshing delivery of more Granny Smith and gooseberry. Ripe apricot and lemongrass appear in the finish.

Rating: Excellent
Production: 230 cases
Alcohol: 12.4%

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