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OUR 2013 PINOT NOIR JUST WON A GOLD from the Oregon Wine Awards! That is a nice companion to the 2011 Pinot Noir Double Gold from the Oregon Wine Awards. Thank you OWA!
The 2012 Pinot Noir has won a Silver medal in the New York International Wine Competition. We are very pleased as we believe this is an excellent wine. Over 1000 wins were tasted and less than 30% won medals. There were fourteen Pinot Noirs that won a Silver (none won Gold) and we were one of four from Oregon.
Our 2011 Pinot Noir has won two wonderful awards – a Double Gold in the Oregon Wine Awards and a Gold in the Northwest Food and Wine Festival!
Our Wines Currently Being Served in the Tasting Room
2013 Chardonnay – Crisp and creamy and yet you can taste the Oregon grape, with a lovely softness.
2012 Pinot Gris – Oregon’s Other Pinot! Ripe pear and melon – one of our best Gris yet! – Bronze Medal
2013 Pinot Gris – Lots of citrus, feels like velvet!
2013 Riesling – Semi-sweet start, luscious on the palate, followed by a pink grapefruit pop.
2013 Blush – All of our Blushes have a beautiful color, enough sweetness to bring a smile to your lips yet dry enough for the most sophisticated palate.
2013 Pinot Noir – To be officially released in November and already a crowd pleaser in early, stealth tastings! All bing cherry and then a pause until a wonderful chocolate finish. Its smoothness is unusual for such a young wine.
2012 Pinot Noir – Bold, rich raspberry, tobacco. Very smooth. The 2012 Pinot Noir won a Silver medal in the New York International Wine Competition. We are very pleased as we believe this is an excellent wine. Over 1000 wins were tasted and less than 30% won medals. There were fourteen Pinot Noirs that won a Silver (none won Gold) and we were one of four from Oregon.
2011 Pinot Noir – So smooth. Fruit forward and a very long finish. This is our newest STAR with a Double Gold in the Oregon Wine Awards, a Gold in the Northwest Food and Wine Festival, another Gold in the Pacific Northwest Invitational; and two Silvers – the American Wine Society and the Pinot Noir Shootout in Sonoma!
2010 Pinot Noir – The taste of strawberries in chocolate with a smooth, smooth finish. This is a wine to enjoy now and well into the future. Here’s what Stephen Tanzer’s International Wine Cellar says: “Bright ruby-red. Spice-accented blackberry, cherry, anise and lavender on the nose. Sweet and plump, with jicy cherry and dark berry flavors lifted by tangy acidity. Finishes on a lively, refreshingly bitter berry skin note, with supple tannins coming on late.” Three Silver Medals.
2009 Pinot Noir –Each year produces a different Pinot. 2009 was a wonderful year of abundant bunches of plump, sweet fruit. The wine echoes this with a mild cherry/raspberry taste that is smooth to the palate and complements all foods and occasions. We think this one is peaking right now. Bronze Medal.
2008 Pinot Noir Reserve – Our first star! This vintage was spectacular all across the Willamette Valley and ours is right up there in the firmament having won four awards. This wonderful 2008 Pinot noir got a really nice review from Burghound, the bible for Burgundy and Pinot noir and 89 points! If you are interested in widening your knowledge of those wines, look at this publication if you don't already:. Since only subscribers see the reviews, I am quoting it right here:
"A very pretty nose combines notes of red cherry, raspberry and a hint of cranberry that marry into nicely rich and round middle weight flavors that possess good mid-palate concentration with fine volume on the balanced if mildly somber finish that avoids any hint of austerity. This well-made effort is not especially refined but it offers fine depth."
VXX – Our very special Pinot in the Port-style. We had four barrels distilled to 160 proof and then blended that back into eight barrels of our Double Gold 2011 Pinot Noir, and raised the sugar with Pinot Noir concentrate. It is pure Pinot Noir grape and incredibly smooth. Deep, deep berry and raisin flavors give this a decadent elegance.
Still Available in Limited Quantities
2011 Pinot Gris –a fruity wine with delicate tastes of bright sunshine and citrus, luscious pear and with a long, licorice-stick finish. Serve this versatile wine with salads, fish, chicken. Great with hors d’oeuvres. – Silver Medal.
2011 Riesling –Gold leaf and quartz help to define the minerality in this sweet-earth luscious and dry wine. Silver Medal.
2012 Riesling – This one surprised us by sparkling…available only in the Tasting Room and it must be kept chilled. Drink it pretty soon after you buy it! Special $9/bottle price.
2010 Mingle – Still a favorite. Dry and layered tastes. Great with hors d’oeuvres.
2012 Blush – A nice dry, Blush. Both of our Blushes are great complements for Thanksgiving turkey.