Willamette Valley

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects […]

    CHAD STOCK OF MINIMUS WINES – E&R Wine Shop; Portland, OR (7/17/2014) Chad Stock has been making many wonderful wines for established wineries in the Willamette Valley for a few years. He’s also been making his own breed of unique and adventurous wines under his Minimus brand. The majority of his wines are experimental projects that make him look a bit like an enological mad scientist.

    11 readers - By Wine is Serious Business

    Yamhill Valley Vineyards 2012 Chardonnay, Willamette Valley, $25

    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.

    8 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Riesling wins 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Wild Goose Vineyards’ 2012 God’s Mountain Vineyard Riesling from the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia won best of show at the 2014 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) HOOD RIVER, Ore. – A British Columbia Riesling – a wine that might never be made again – won best of show at the second annual Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition.

      Weekend Wine Notes: 12 Wines I Should Have Written about Weeks or Months Ago

      Bigger Than Your Head - - 6 readers - Take your choice. Either at our backs we always hear Time’s winged chariot hurrying near OR the world is too much with us, late and soon, getting and spending, we lay waste our powers. Choice, did I say?! Or, did I say?! Heck no, it’s both, incessant, ceaseless, seemingly infinite! So, anyway, it’s difficult to keep up with all the wines I need to review, so here, today, I offer ...

      October outlook warm, dry for Northwest wine industry

      Great Northwest Wine - - 6 readers - Trium Wines in Talent, Ore., picks Cabernet Sauvignon from Pheasant Hill Vineyard on Friday, Oct. 3, 2014. (Photo by Marilyn Hawkins/Hawkins and Company PR) The weather outlook for the first 10 days of October bodes well for the Pacific Northwest wine industry as many vineyards enter the home stretch of harvest and winemakers focus more of their attention on fermentations rather than crush.

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      New World vs. Old World

      … Graves against Napa Valley’s Opus One. A wonderful selection of wines with some curveballs… Chateau Lamothe de Haux White Bordeaux 2011 ($15) Buty Semillon-Sauvignon Blanc-Muscadelle 2010 – Columbia Valley, WA ($25) Chehalem Willamette Valley Dry Riesling Reserve 2007 – Oregon ($20) Hogl Wachau Riesling Smaragd Bruck 2007 – Wachau…

      1 readers - By Wine Maven in Training

      Fries Family Wines creates program for non-profits

      …., a recent Give & Taste selection was the 2012 Estate Syrah from Washington’s Wahluke Slope. Each guest tasting that wine directed their fee to go to either the Henderson House to assist victims of domestic and sexual violence, the Wetlands Conservancy or the Willamette Valley Humane Society. At the Desert Wind Winery tasting room in Prosser, Wash…

      4 readers - By Eric Degerman/ Great Northwest Wine

      Wine of the Week – 2011 Van Duzer Pinot Noir Estate

      … and Marilynn Thoma located a hilltop winery with existing vineyards immediately west of the Eola Hills. The estate site occupies a strategic site in the foothills of the Van Duzer Corridor, the conduit through the Coastal Mountains for maritime breezes that enter the Willamette Valley at the close of summer evenings. Located on a scenic hilltop…

      6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      NYC Ritz-Carlton Central Park Phenomenal Femmes Dinner with Lynn Penner Ash

      … the surprise of the night was a "double delight" of both grilled prime rib and salmon, served with two very different pinot noirs, the pinot noir "Shea Vineyard" 2012 and the pinot noir "Estate vineyard" 2012. Guests were asked to try the wines with both the salmon and prime rib, and decide which pairing they liked best. Another surprise was dessert, home…

      3 readers - By Marisa D'vari/ A Wine Story

      Inside the Great Northwest Invite

      … Willamette Valley town of Newberg. Frankly, we knew little of the winery before the wines arrived. They were nominated by Yashar Shayan of ImpulseWine.com in Seattle. The three Pinot Noirs entered by Colene Clemens Vineyards earned gold or double gold. Additionally, its Rosé of Pinot Noir won a double gold medal and best rosé of the competition. Winning…

      1 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Chardonnay wine is for lovers at Feast Portland

      … mentioned. The others were all from 2012, also an unusual vintage that most Willamette Valley winemakers recall as pre-rain, during rain or post-rain. Harvest was pierced down the center as the remnants of a typhoon hit during its midst, quickly dumping inches of rain on the vineyards. These years challenged our state’s winemakers, all of whom…

      6 readers - By Winerabblers

      Top reds from 2014 Great Northwest Invite

      … Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $25: Elizabeth Clark took her degree in mathematics and left the East Coast to begin making wine in the Willamette Valley. After five years learning from Myron Redford and Darcy Pendergrass at Amity, she took the helm at Airlie, and she’s producing some of Oregon’s most overlooked Pinot Noir. Last spring, this wine won…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Nothing Says Washington Wine like Waterbrook

      …, the ability to irrigate crops such as apples, grapes, hops, onions and other produce is accessible and ensured. And thanks to an event that occurred long ago, the soil in Eastern Washington and on down into Oregon’s Willamette Valley is rich and vineyard ready. The rough and tumble Northwest yields great wines. Between twelve and fifteen thousand…

      1 readers - By Roger Killen/ What's in the Bottle?

      American Wine Story

      … on iTunes and On Demand.</p> <p style="text-align:left;">Powerful, poignant, and deeply personal, <a href="http://americanwinestory.vhx.tv">American Wine Story</a> intertwines the legacy of Willamette Valley legend <a href="http://www.brookswine.com/assets/client/File/Jimi_Brooks_Bio.pdf">Jimi Brooks</a> of <…

      1 readers - By binNotes | a wine blog

      American Wine Story: A New Wine Movie Worth A Look

      … main story line follows Brooks Wines. Jimi Brooks was a larger than life character who founded his eponymous winery in 1998. Tragically, he died from a heart attack in 2004 at the tender age of 38. American Wine Story captures the camaraderie of the Willamette Valley wine community and the spirit of family that was necessary to not only finish harvest…

      5 readers - By Randy Smith/ The Wine Write