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    Omero Estate 2011 Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, $38

    Omero Estate 2011 Pinot Noir, Ribbon Ridge, $38 By Great Northwest Wine on September 22, 2014 The Pacific Northwest’s small American Viticultural Area produces some of the region’s top Pinot Noir, and Sarah Cabot built this with a suave approach. Expressive oak and ripe fruit creates aromas of cherry, red currant and caramel with cocoa powder, cinnamon dust and vanilla. F ...

    10 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

    Chehalem Wines 2011 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $50

    Home > Latest wine reviews > Chehalem Wines 2011 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $50 Chehalem Wines 2011 Corral Creek Vineyards Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $50 By Great Northwest Wine on September 22, 2014 Founding winemaker Harry Peterson-Nedry and his winemaking daughter Wynne urge folks to show patience with this bottling from estate fruit, but it’s already dri.

    8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $25

      Great Northwest Wine - - 8 readers - Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $25 By Great Northwest Wine on September 25, 2014 Estate plantings in the Coastal Range foothills, cooled by afternoon breezes through Van Duzer corridor, made for this Chardonnay made beautiful in the hands of McMinnville winemaker Ariel Eberle. This yield of 2.7 tons per acre taken Oct.

      Daily Wine News: Important Guide

      Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog - - 7 readers - Sep 23 Posted by David White | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 09-23-2014 “Regular consumption is the single most important characteristic of the confident wine lover.” Eric Asimov offers a guide to drinking wine at home. “In all his years in the wine business, [Alexander Stuempfig of European Cellars has] never had the response he got for this sherry tasting and seminar.

      Northwest Wine Round-up September 15th to 22st 2014

      Washington Wine Report - - 7 readers - A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 15th to 21st. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… Jamaica The Gleaner writes about Washington wine. The Toronto Sun writes about Charles & Charles. From around the country… Wine Spectator writes about Drew Bledsoe’s Doubleback.

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      New World vs. Old World

      … in Australia, since theirs take on that character as well but tend to be very lime-y and dry, which was how I would characterize this wine. Wine #4 was more floral and peachy, like many Rieslings I’ve had from Finger Lakes producer Hermann J. Wiemer that highly mimic a German Mosel style when young. The big reveal - #3 was from Oregon and #4 was Austrian…

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      Raptor Ridge Winery 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $45

      …Raptor Ridge Winery 2012 Estate Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, $45 By Great Northwest Wine on October 20, 2014 A decade ago, Scott Shull began planting his Tuscowallame Vineyard, and this plush wine is a blend of the six clones established there — 114, 115, 777, Pommard and Wadenswil. The nose features classic aromas of strawberry jam and dusty…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Silvan Ridge Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, $28

      …Silvan Ridge Winery 2012 Tempranillo, Rogue Valley, $28 By Great Northwest Wine on October 20, 2014 This Spanish grape has found a home in Southern Oregon, where some vines are approaching 20 years of age, and this bottling marks the first vintage in which Juan Pablo Valot took over the role of winemaker at this historic Eugene brand. It captures…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      #MWWC12 Time to vote!

      … Custard Pie: Wine making by taxi Rockin Red Blog: What Does It Mean to Be Local The Sybarite: How Local is Local? #MWWC12 Talk-a-Vino: Like A Kid In The Candy Store… Wayward Wine: Looking Beyond Local #MWWC12 Troon, Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve, Applegate Valley, Oregon 2008 The Winegetter: It’s Locals That Are Key to Travels The Wine Raconteur: MWWC…

      2 readers - By the drunken cyclist

      American Wine Story: Movie Review By Richard Leahy

      … people deal with them and persevere. The opening is a shock, seeing the funeral of Oregon winemaker Jimi Brooks who died suddenly at age 38 just before harvest, a decade ago. Wine movies don’t start this way. There follows a touching interview with the Jimi’s son Brooks and sister Jane discussing their feelings about having Pascal Brooks pick up…

      4 readers - By Drink Local Wine

      All the best: a dozen great wines

      … wines under blind conditions, meaning the only thing we know about the wines we’re tasting is the variety or style. For example, we know a wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon, but we don’t know the producer or price. This allows us to fully evaluate a wine without letting biases such as the friendliness of the winemaker or past vintages’ reputations get…

      4 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo

      …Posted on 18 October 2014. Wine Review: 2012 McCay Lot 13 Tempranillo, Lodi, CA One of the brightest shining stars of the Lodi wine world has to be Michael McCay and the magical Midas touch he brings to all the wines he makes. This 2012 Tempranillo is no exception, this grape (Tempranillo) never ceases to amaze me with its ability to express…

      5 readers - By Marc Hinton/ Enobytes

      Fries Family Wines creates program for non-profits

      … tastings, which are of its widely distributed and consumer-priced Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. It does, however, charge for its small-lot tasting flight, but the $5 charge is refunded with the purchase of those wines. That Chardonnay became one of the featured wines sold at the Oregon Zoo concert series, and Duck Pond also was a part…

      4 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Win tickets to the Great American Distillers Festival

      … is $20 if purchased online in advance or $25 if purchased at the door. Additional tasting tickets will be available for purchase, along with food. For tickets to the Great American Distillers Festival, visit www.distillersfestival.com. Proceeds benefit the Oregon Distillers Guild. The Great American Distillers Festival and Winerabble both…

      1 readers - By Winerabblers

      "American Wine Story:" Boring documentary without a plot

      … piano soundtrack and people talking about how much they love wine. If that sounds like a good time, stop reading and go watch it. Oh, there's a tragic death at the core, of Oregon winemaker Jimi Brooks, who had a heart attack in 2004 at the age of 38. I suspect that Baker, who's from Oregon, set out to make a film about Brooks, conducting extensive…

      3 readers - By W. Blake Gray/ The Gray Report

      Great whites from the Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      … is made in large enough amounts to enjoy broad distribution. With its aromas and flavors of Golden Delicious apple, Asian pear, lime zest and exotic spices, this enchanting white stands tall against some of the best – and most expensive – Rieslings of Germany and Alsace. (12.5% alc.) Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Harvest Select Sweet Riesling…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine