96 Point Oregon Pinot. Phelp’s Creek 2014 Cuvee Alexandrine. Burgundian Winemaker, Oregon Terroir. In Stock.

Oregon is the only terroir i am aware of where the Pinot Noir production rivals that of Burgundy.


96 points – PinotFile, Feb 2017

Bottle Price : $94.00

Case Price : $564.00

Winery : Phelps Creek Vineyards

Wine Region : Oregon (USA)

Bottle Per Case : 6 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables

“Moderately light reddish purple color in the glass. The nose is remarkably complex, offering scents of dark red and black cherry and berry, rose petal, aged leather, and turned earth. A noticeable contrast to the “Beehive” bottling, with more structure, more savory and earthy facets, less flashy fruit, and slightly more oak contribution at this young age. A very sophisticated wine that is clearly built to age. The mid weight flavors of black raspberry and blackberry are set off by notes of spice and toast and emerge slowly in the glass over time. The finish is uncommonly generous as all great wines are. When tasted several hours later, the wine was more giving, indicating that it should be decanted if drunk now, but will benefit from more time in the cellar. Still evolving when tasted from an opened bottle two days later. Enjoy this one for its complexity and longevity.”

The best Oregon Pinot’s tend to be extremely hard to come by as it is always sold out. We lucked out and got an allocation of the 2014 Phelps Creek Cuvee Alexandrine. For those that don’t know, Alexandrine Roy, is the daughter of Marc Roy, proprietor of Domaine Marc Roy. She is also the winemaker at both of these wineries.

We discovered Domaine Marc Roy while travelling through Burgundy and enjoying a meal at the famous Ma Cuisine in Beaune. We were looking for a bottle of Gevrey and the proprietor recommended a bottle from Domaine Marc Roy. We have had a love affair with these wines ever since. Sadly, the allocations are tiny and they always sell through very quickly. When they informed us that Alexandrine, daughter of Marc, and winemaker at Domaine Marc Roy, was also making the wine at Phelps Creek in Oregon, we just had to try the wines. We were not disappointed, the wines are literally spectacular. The Cuvee Alexandrine is among the best i have tasted out of Oregon. The scary thing is, these wines are only going to improve with age.


I have been doing the best i can to broaden my palate lately. I can get caught in a rut drinking Burgundy, Rhone and Piemonte. Yeah, this is not the worst rut to get caught in, but there are a whole host of great wines made outside of these regions. In particular, i have been enjoying American wines, (especially Washington and Oregon), Bordeaux, preferably with plenty of age on it, and Southern Italian wines. Etna wines continue to blow me away with their complexity and how light and wonderful they are.

I guess what i am trying to say, is, don’t get stuck in a wine drinking rut. We have added a feature to help you find more of the wines that suit your preferred style. On each and every page of the website, you will see a magnifying glass poking out on the left, click here and it will bring up a menu that allows you to find wines by personality. We hope that this helps you to discover more wines you love.

Don’t worry, for you Burgundy purists, we have a couple of perfect examples of Burgundy Pinot down below. 1 delicious single vineyard Bourgogne from Chavy Chouet and yes, a Grand Cru. We had the chance to taste the 2014 JJ Confuron’s Romanee St Vivant the other day. It is spectacular now, and it is only going to get better.

Don’t forget to relax and enjoy your Sunday!


Bottle Price : $34.95

Case Price : $419.40

Winery : Chavy-Chouet

Wine Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 12 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Rich Fish, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese


93-95 points – Neal Martin, Wine Advocate, Dec 2014

Bottle Price : $499.00

Case Price : $1,497.00

Winery : Domaine Jean-Jacques Confuron

Wine Region : Burgundy (France), France (France)

Bottle Per Case : 3 x 750 ml

Food Pairing : Breads, Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Roasted Vegetables, Soft Cheese

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