Ep 096 – Alloro Vineyard

This episode is the third in a series of interviews from producers in Willamette Valley. In this week’s episode we are featuring our interview with Tom Fitzpatrick, the winemaker from Alloro Vineyard.



Wine feature in this episode:

2016 Riesling – priced around $30. This is probably one of the best dry Rieslings we’ve tried. This wine has beautiful aromas of fresh linens, beeswax and white peach. It’s dry, with medium plus acidity and flavors of grapefruit, nectarine, white flowers and lime. This wine is everything you want in a Riesling; it’s crisp, fruity, and complex. Well done, Alloro!


2015 Chardonnay – priced around $34. This wine has  aromas of fresh toasted coffee beans, sweet golden apple, lemon rind and a hint of herbal quality to this wine. It’s dry, with medium acidity, medium plus body and flavors of salted caramel, lemon pith and a hint of smoke. Such a wonderful balance between the oak and fruit.


2014 Pinot Noir – priced around $35. This Pinot Noir is delicate and feminine with aromas of cherry, dust, dried leaves and a hint of baking spice. It’s dry, with light tannins, medium plus acidity and lots of red fruit flavors of cherry and cranberry with that dusty earth I love.


2014 Riservata Pinot Noir – priced around $45. This wine is more intense in flavors and more structured than the other Pinot Noir and it’s a blend from special barrels picked by Tom. It has aromas of cherry, plum and dusty earth. This wine is dry, with medium plus acidity, light tannins and flavors of cherry, black plum, dried rose petals and a salty, meaty flavor – like mushrooms soaked in soy sauce. 


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About Betty Notto

Betty Notto is a wine lover based in the Minneapolis, Minnesota area. She is the co-creator and co-host of Weekly Wine Show Podcast. Find her out in the interwebs via Twitter @weeklywineshow @bettynotto