Estate Pinot Noir
Yamhill-Carlton AVA, Oregon

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2016 Cipher Pinot Noir Reviews

The PinotFile



94 points

Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. The savory nose is driven by aromas of fertile earth and sous-bois. Similar to the regular estate bottling, but with more brightness, energy, refinement and polish. Spirited and delightful, featuring an array of dark fruits creating a bold imprint on the palate. There is some wild game character that intrigues. Blessed with a bold, but agreeable tannin structure, this wine will hold its own for many years to come. - RG 3/22/19

James Sucklin Cipher Shelf Talker-1
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2016 Estate Pinot Noir Reviews

The PinotFile



93 points

Moderately dark garnet color in the glass. Plenty of garrigue and forest on the nose along with black cherry aromas. Well-structured and well-endowed in a mid weight plus style, with waves of purple and black berry fruits. Almost numbing intensity, with a serious attack and purposeful and long finish. The wine has a Syrah-like countenance but is so well put together, it still speaks more of Pinot Noir. - RG 3/22/19

James Suckling Sylvanus Shelf Talker-1



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THE CIPHER YAMHILL-CARLTON PINOT NOIR 2016 $65 per bottle 50% whole-cluster Pommard and 50% co-fermented 115, 777 and Mt Eden clones This wine is deep and spicy, with notes of black fruit, dried figs, cinnamon and chocolate 50% new French oak compliments this wine’s spicy character, fine tannins and muscular structure ŸThe cipher encircling the printer’s mark is solvable, with cleverness, patience, and an understanding of its story ŸCellar from 2 to 10+ years
SYLVANUS ESTATE YAMHILL-CARLTON PINOT NOIR 2016 $50 per bottle Blended from Pommard, 115, 777 and Mt Eden clones All oak is medium toast or lower French oak, with only 25% new barrels; this restrained oak program ensures that the oak compliments, rather than overpowers, this elegant wine Layered complexity, with bright notes of pie cherry giving way to earthy flavors of leather and cigar box A finessed and balanced wine, with silky tannins and taut structure Drink now or cellar for up to 10 years.

Sylvanus Estate - A Place Like No Other

The Vineyard & Site

Sylvanus Estate is a small family vineyard located in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  It is the only vineyard situated in the unique microclimate of stunning Moores Valley.


Our Story

Sixth and seventh generation Texans Lisa McDonald and Christian Eddleman went in search of the best place to literally put down roots, in the form of grapevines. Loving the beauty and challenge of pinot noir, it was clear they'd have to head west.


Our Name & Valley History

Sylvanus means “Of The Forest” in Latin, and is surrounded on three sides by Oregon firs. The western side of the property opens to the panorama of Moores Valley below and the foothills of the Coast Range beyond.

Connected To The Land.

Connected To You.

Become part of the story.

We welcome visits.

Members of our wine club enjoy a close connection to the vineyard year at Sylvanus Estate.



Wines In Release

  •  2018 - Estate Pinot Noir 
    • Pre-Release To Club Members Only
  •  2018 - Cipher Reserve Pinot Noir
    • Pre-Release To Club Members Only
  •  2018 - Homeblock Reserve Pinot Noir
    • Pre-Release To Club Members Only
  • 2017 - Cipher Reserve Pinot Noir
    • Available Now In Limited Allocation
    • See Reviews
  •  2017 - Homeblock Reserve Pinot Noir
    • Available Now In Limited Allocation
  • 2017 - Estate Pinot Noir
    • Available Now In Limited Allocation
    • See Reviews
  • 2016- The Cipher and  Estate Pinot Noir
    • Very limited quantities remain.  Inquire HERE
  • 2015 - Estate Pinot Noir
    • SOLD OUT

Upcoming Events

  • 2019 Fall/Winter Private Events.

  • Thanksgiving 2019 - Private Vineyard Tours

  • 2019 Vintage Experience

    • Club Members Only
    • Inquire HERE

Visits and Vineyard Tours

  • If you are in love with pinot noir that is lightly managed, meticulously crafted and transparent to terroir, we'd love to meet you! If you aren't, swing by anyway, we'll make you a believer.
  • We offer vineyard tours by appointment only.
  • Answer a few questions for us so we can offer you a truly personal experience on your visit to Sylvanus Estate.
  • We recommend Oregon's delightful summer and early fall. If you're as serious about pinot noir as we are, we'll make time if we possibly can.

Sylvanus Estate Wine Club

Sylvanus Estate is an extraordinary place, and our wine club is no different. It offers real benefits, and for those who join us, a connection to the wine, and the land. Join us for the start of a journey together across the seasons and vintages.

  • Free Shipping - on six or more bottles. (In the USA.)
  • Intimate Vineyard Events - including summer wine-maker dinners in the vineyard, on the patio or in the walnut grove at Sylvanus.
  • Your Own Tasting - we supply the wine, you bring your friends for a fun evening of Sylvanus wines at your place.

We'd love to hear from you!

If you would like to buy wine, schedule a visit, join the wine club, get a press kit, or simply contact us, fill out the form on the right and we'll be in touch shortly!

Sylvanus Estate
16100 NW Moores Valley Road
Yamhill, OR 97148

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