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. In addition to her work with EAT, she is a Wine Critic and National Judge for WineAlign, ... Read More You may also like Beer & Cider / Events / Victoria March 1, 2018 Victoria Beer Week launches its fifth year Victoria is once again readying itself to host the fifth annual Victoria Beer Week. As locals and beer geeks alike wet their palates for special ... Read More Coffee & Tea / Victoria December 18, 2017 Level Ground Trading Moves Up to New State-of-the-Art Headquarters Victoria, BC – Level Ground Trading, Victoria’s Fair Trade pioneer, is moving from their current location in Central Saanich, to a larger ... Read More Victoria / Wine Events October 5, 2017 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 22, 2017 “A Benefit for The Belfry Theatre at the Inn at Laurel Point” The Belfry Theatre’s annual fine wine auction returns to the Inn ... Read More Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Comments are closed.