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 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 Beer / Beer & Cider / Drink / Events / Victoria March 24, 2019 A New Beer Society in Town Victoria Beer Week launched its sixth annual festival earlier this month, which ran from March 1-9. In addition to the festival returning for another ... Read More Beer / Wineries & Breweries February 4, 2019 Vancouver Island Brewery’s New Porter and New Re-Rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery unveils new porter along with their new re-rebrand Vancouver Island Brewery held a flight night last week, in part to ... Read More Causes / Events January 25, 2019 Blue Monday Pop-Up Bar – 100 Proof Blues January can be tough around these parts. In fact, it has come to be so globally known as such, that the third Monday of each January has ... Read More Comments are closed.