Written By Treve Ring Libations / Red Wine Aug 18, 2011 Crowley Wines Pinot Noir 2009 SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestCrowley Wines Pinot Noir 2009 Willamette Valley, Oregon $35-40 available in select private liquor storeswww.crowleywines.com On my recent trip through the Willamette, tasting bar staff and winemakers talked in reserved/revered tones about Crowley wines. “Have you seen any Crowley?”, “Keep an eye out for Crowley.” “If you’re lucky, you can find some Crowley.” While Crowley’s Chardonnay proved elusive for me, the other grape he vinifies (only the two), was sourced. And if you’ve an eagle eye, like me, you’ll see that Crowley Wines are available through excellent select BC merchants (thank you Marquis Wine Cellars).You see, while Crowley is relatively new to the scene, winemaker and owner Tyson Crowley is not. Tyson began working in the Oregon wine industry in 1995 and after 12 years of learning from many of Oregon’s top producers, he ventured out on his own. Extensive stints at Erath Vineyards, Cameron Winery (who’s smart Chardonnay I can attest to), J.K. Carriere and Brick House led him to this point – an indie, in-demand, industry darling.One of the minimal interventionists (no fining, filtering, acidulation, or “funny business”), his 2009 Pinot Noir turned me into a groupie of Camp Crowley. Unavoidably alluring nose of red cherry spice perfume glides to a silky palate of sunripe raspberry, earth, mushroom, salt and cherry. Elegant yet firm, with a cured meats meets herbal flowers twist that charms. So easy to love, and with approximately 350 cases made, a fleeting love at that. With small, boutique Oregon producers so few and far between on this market, it’s so lovely to find one of these wines that truly quality as special ‘gems’. Thanks Marquis!This would be fantastic with the local salmon available right now – simply prepared, on the grill, in the late summer breeze. Rating: (click here to see what our wine ratings mean) EATrecommendsCrowley Wines Pinot Noir 2009Unavoidably alluring nose of red cherry spice perfume glides to a silky palate of sunripe raspberry, earth, mushroom, salt and cherry. Elegant yet firm, with a cured meats meets herbal flowers twist that charms. So easy to love, and with approximately 350 cases made, a fleeting love at that. Oregon Pinot Noirwine review SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Treve Ring Treve Ring is a wine writer, editor, judge, consultant and certified sommelier, and has been with EAT Magazine for over a decade.\r\n\r\nIn addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.