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Vinous by Josh Raynolds

December 2016

2014 Entre Nous Pinot
"Light bright red. Vibrant, spice-tinged red currant and strawberry aromas, along with suggestions of pungent flowers and blood orange. Sappy and energetic in style, offering juicy red berry and white pepper flavors that pick up a bitter chocolate nuance as the wine opens up. Closes silky and tight, carrying an echo of fresh red berries and candied flowers." 90 points, drink 2019-2024

2014 La Colina Vineyard Pinot
"Brilliant red. Lively, expansive cherry and red berry scents are complicated by suggestions of potpourri and spicecake. Taut, sharply focused black raspberry, bitter cherry and rose pastille flavors gain lift and spine from juicy acidity and turn sweeter with air. Closes with serious energy, an echo of florality and fine-grained tannins that come on late and add shape to the vibrant fruit." 92 points, drink 2018-2023

2014 Four Winds Pinot
"Limpid ruby-red. Spice- and mineral-laced cherry and boysenberry scents are complemented by notes of anise, candied flowers and mocha. Bitter cherry, dark berry and spicecake flavors show impressive clarity and lift, and a smoky nuance emerges with air. Closes very long and sweet, offering repeating spiciness, building tannins and gentle hints of lavender and cola." 92 points, drink 2019-2025

2014 Four Winds Chardonnay
"Pale yellow. Assertive, mineral-tinged pear and quince scents; lemon zest and floral nuances add comlexity and lift. Sappy and penetrating on the palate, offering refreshingly bitter citrus zest and pear skin flavors that deepen and turn sweeter on the back half. Suggestions of sweet butter and tarragon come up on the long, sappy finish, which leaves behind notes of Meyer lemon and pear nectar. I really like the blend of depth and vivacity here." 91 points, drink 2017-2022


View From the Cellar  October 2016

2012 Pinot Noir “Four Winds Vineyard”- Crowley Wines

92+ John Gilman "The 2012 vintage was the first that Crowley Wines produced a pinot noir bottling from the Four Winds Vineyard, after having purchased chardonnay here for a couple of years previous. The wine is 13.7 percent octane, included twenty percent whole clusters in the fermentation and offers up a lovely bouquet of bing cherries, pomegranate, fresh herb tones, a fine base of soil, a touch of raw cocoa and a very discreet framing of new wood. On the palate the wine is pure, fullish and nicely transparent, with a fine sappy core, moderate tannins, tangy acids and lovely focus and grip on the bouncy finish that closes with a nice note of beetroot. This is lovely pinot that is approachable today, but will be even better with a bit of bottle age. 2016- 2035+."

Wall Street Journal
September 25th, 2016
Oregon's Willamette Valley
"....Tyson Crowley,was recommended to me by David Millman, of Domaine Drouhin Oregon in Dayton, so I stopped by for a chat and a taste of some very good Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs...."

Wine is Serious Business
September 21st, 2016
Some Real Nice Oregon Chardonnay
Dan & Chas review the 2014 Four Winds Chardonnay.  

KIRO Radio's Seattle Kitchen 
September 17th, 2016
Feast Portland
Chefs Tom Douglas & Thierry Rautureau chat about Feast, one of our favorite restaurants Superbite and give a nice Crowley shout out (around 38:30).

Wine & Spirits Magazine
April 2016
Top 50 Wines in America's Best Restaurants
Listed as the 26th most popular domestic Pinot Noir in the United States' top restaurants .

Previous praise....

Portland Monthly
October 2013
Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2013
2011 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
"Bright and juicy with flavors of dried strawberries, cola, and baking spice, winemaker Tyson Crowley’s latest vintage is a crowd-pleaser with a real sense of place. Thanks to a commitment to natural winemaking with certified sustainable fruit, Crowley’s wines reveal the best of the Dundee Hills: elegant, bold, and unflinchingly honest."

Our Latest E-Newsletter
April 2013
Spring News

Portland Monthly
October 2012
Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2012
2010 Willamette Valley Chardonnay named #1 white wine in Oregon!
"A perfect example of the new Oregon chardonnay, with lively acid and light, well-integrated oak aging (25 percent new barrels), this bottle allows the passion fruit and stone fruit notes to shine. Using Wente and 108 clones from the lauded Four Winds Vineyard and Maresh Vineyard estates, owner/winemaker Tyson Crowley’s sustainably farmed and affordable wine shows just how delicious a light touch can be."

The Oregonian (oregonlive.com)
September 2012
Feast Portland: Food and Drink Festival Photo Essay

Bon Appetit Magazine (BA Daily)
May 2012
PDX in NYC: Last Night's Food Assault at Saxon + Parole
"Some of PDX's best-known chefs, brewers, and artisans came to NYC and put their goods up for grabs at New York City's Saxon + Parole restaurant...Crowley Wines poured a delicious Willamette Valley Pinot Noir"

1859 Magazine
April 2012
Take a Stand with a New Kind of Keg
"Tyson Crowley, owner and winemaker for Crowley Wines, has his wine on tap at Oven and Shaker as well as St. Jack. For him, it’s about wine for wine’s sake. “I am drawn to the simplicity of wine served in a carafe sitting on a dining table being enjoyed without being swooned over. It evokes an old world sensibility where I imagine wine as a background element in a dining experience, not a central focus. Somehow the stripped down aspect of that has always seemed very pure and lovely,” reflects Crowley."

Northwest Palate
Cole Danehower
January/February 2012
Essential Northwest Wineries


The Wine Advocate
Dr. Jay Miller
Issue 197: November 2, 2011

2009 Entre Nous Pinot Noir 90 pts
"Nicely concentrated for the vintage and lengthy in the finish."

2009 Gehrts Vineyard Pinot Noir 90 pts
"...an enticing bouquet of Asian spices, incense, cedar, cherry, and raspberry."

2009 LaColina Vineyard Pinot Noir 91 pts
"Earthy minerals, underbrush, cedar, spice box and assorted red fruits lead to an already complex wine that displays considerable elegance and impeccable balance."


Eat Magazine
Celebrating the food and and drink of British Columbia
August 18, 2011
Crowley Wines 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir


Mix Magazine
June, 2011
Summer Love: 30 of Portland’s Coolest People Dish Up Hot Ideas for Celebrating the Sun


Oregon Public Broadcasting
Think Out Loud on Oregon Public Broadcasting
Oregon and Alcohol Air Date: Wednesday, December 22nd 2010
Oregon’s alcohol industry has something to toast. From beer to wine to spirits, the state’s alcohol industry is enjoying very strong growth. This show was broadcast live from St. Jack restaurant. Download the pod cast to hear St. Jack bartender, Tommy Klus talk about how excited he is to have Crowley Wines on tap as one of their featured “by the barrel” wineries.


The Wine Advocate
The Wine Advocate- Jay Miller
Issue 191, Closing date 10.31.10
“During my winery visits in Willamette Valley I always ask whether there are any new and interesting people that I ought to meet. This year the name Tyson Crowley came up so frequently that I felt compelled to see him and was able to work out a visit on short notice…The 2008 Pinot Noir Entre Nous gives up an alluring nose of smoke, violets, spice box, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. Dense on the palate and crammed with succulent fruit while maintaining a sense of elegance…”

2008 Entre Nous- 91 pts
2008 Gehrts Vineyard- 92 pts
2008 La Colina Vineyard- 92 pts


The Oregonian
Katherine Cole
November, 2009
Pinot Noir Rules When it Comes to Picking Thanksgiving wine