Reviews and Accolades

Husband and wife team Stewart and Athena Boedecker…could not agree on what kind of [Pinot noir] they wanted to make. Stewart prized delicacy, and gravitated toward the barrels in the cellar that had light texture, red fruit flavors and finesse. Athena preferred wines with muscle, dark fruit flavors, richness and suppleness. And that’s why they make a pair of Willamette Valley Pinots…the Stewart and the Athena

-Wine Spectator

2017

Pappas Wine Co. 2017 Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley

Bright and lively, with well-crafted cherry and green tea flavors that finish on a note of vibrant acidity.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

2016

Shea Vineyard 2016 Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton

Brilliant, bright-rimmed ruby-red. Powerful cherry preserve, blackberry, candied licorice and exotic spice aromas are lifted and sharpened by a steadily building mineral note. Succulent and penetrating on the palate, offering gently sweet red and dark berry flavors, a hint of savory herbs and a floral pastille quality that gains strength on the back half. Finishes with excellent clarity, a resonating cherry note and youthful tannic grip.

92 Points | Vinous

This has a very built feel with abundant, toasty oak that really dominates the nose and palate for now. Firm tannins, ripe red plums, cherries and a strong, woody edge to the finish.

92 Points | James Suckling

Stewart 2016 Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley

Vivid crimson. Displays spice-tinged raspberry and cherry scents that are complicated by suggestions of musky sassafras, herb and floral nuances. Gently sweet and focused on the palate, offering juicy red/dark berry flavors along with suggestions of licorice and bitter chocolate. Closes with solid finishing punch, dusty tannins and very good, spicy tenacity.

90 Points | Vinous

A spry red that offers appealing raspberry and rhubarb flavors, finishing with herbal tea accents.

Wine Spectator

Athena 2016 Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley

Vibrant and fresh, with lively cherry and blueberry accents that take on sassafras and spice flavors, lingering on a long finish.

90 Points | Wine Spectator

Willamette Valley 2016 Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley

An array of ripe red cherries and milk chocolate on the nose with a very plush, supple palate that offers some firmness in the tannin department and ripe red fruit in abundance.

91 Points | James Suckling

Hirschy Vineyard 2016 Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton

Attractive, fresh strawberries and wild raspberries on offer here. This has a very attractive, earthy edge and oven-fresh pastry, too. The palate is succulent and has assertive tannins, driving plenty of rich, dark-fruit flavor.

92 Points | James Suckling

2015 

Stewart 2015 Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley

Expressive and sleekly built, with lively raspberry, orange zest and jasmine tea flavors that build richness and structure toward the finish.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

Impressively fragrant nose with red roses and wild herbs, as well as wild red berries. The palate has attractive energy and detail with sappy red fruit, delivered in mouthwatering style.

93 Points | James Suckling

Finnigan Hill Vineyard 2015 Chardonnay

Chehalem Mountains

A rich array of soft melon and peaches here with a boldly fruited palate. Plenty of weight on the finish.

90 Points | James Suckling

Oregon 2015 Pinot Noir

willamette Valley

This fine Oregon example from Boedecker Cellars offers flavors of candied cherries, raspberries and — dare I say it? — cranberries. It’s tart and refreshing with good balance, texture and finish.

Washington post

Shea Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton

A spirited red that’s well-built and focused, offering expressive blueberry and cherry flavors accented by notes of black tea, clove and other dark spice.

91 Points | Wine Spectator

Hirschy Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton

An approachable, fleshy red-cherry and plum nose with a thread of dark chocolate, arriving on the palate that delivers a very satisfyingly flavorful glass of pinot.

91 Points | James Suckling

Hirschy Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton

Bright scarlet. Pungent red berry, incense and succulent herbs on the nose, with a smoky mineral accent building in the glass. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering nicely concentrated cherry and raspberry flavors that are emphasized by a subtle baking spice accent. Fine-grained and precise in character, with a repeating cherry note, resonating spiciness and subtle tannins on the persistent finish.

91 Points | Vinous

Cherry Grove Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley

Translucent ruby-red. Vibrant, spice-accented red and dark berry qualities on the perfumed nose, along with building floral and mineral nuances that expand slowly with air. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering sappy black raspberry and bitter cherry flavors with hints of five-spice powder and sweet mocha. Closes long and spicy, with resonating floral character and silky, late-arriving tannins.

91 Points | Vinous

Shea Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir

Yamhill-Carlton

Shimmering red. Pungent, spice-accented dark berry and cherry aromas, along with suggestions of candied rose, licorice and underbrush. Chewy and broad on the palate, showing good heft and spicy cut to concentrated black raspberry, cherry compote and bitter chocolate flavors. The floral quality comes back strong on an energetic finish that features steadily building tannins and a lingering suggestion of sappy dark fruit.

91 Points | Vinous

Finnigan Hill Vineyard 2015 Pinot Noir

Chehalem Mountains

This has a strong, herbal thread to the nose with a wealth of wild red cherries and berries also on offer. The palate is quite savory and the oak is dialed-up and forms a sturdy feel to the finish.

90 Points | James Suckling

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