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    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.

    15 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.

      Wine of the Day October 8, 2014

      grapelive.com - - 6 readers - 2012 Comptche Ridge Vineyards, Pinot Noir, Mendocino County. This is another very cool and exciting side project from Anthony Filiberti, he is one of California’s most gifted and influential young winemakers, working at Anthill Farms and at Knez, he has certainly made a name for himself, especially with a new generation of wine lovers, he is one of a group of stellar artisan win ...

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      …, vegetal notes, and capable tannins. A good wine has a balanced personality, even if it's a punk. FAQ What do you write about? I write about wines around the world with a focus on the wines of Italy, Oregon, Washington, California, Croatia, and British Columbia. I focus on Sonoma Valley and Napa Valley in California; Oregon's Willamette Valley…

      2 readers - By Mattie Bamman/ By The Tun

      Daily Wine News: Esprit Calvados

      … methods.” In New York Magazine, Matthew Giles explains “Why Amar’e Stoudemire and a Bunch of Other Rich People Are Bathing in Red Wine.” Jamie Goode urges wine producers to “just pick earlier.” Matt Kramer offers a “trick to instant wine geekdom.” In Willamette Valley, according to Harvey Steiman, “the French Keep Coming.” “Wine experts…

      5 readers - By David White/ Terroirist: A Daily Wine Blog

      New World vs. Old World

      … because both these wines were very tight and could use some more aging and air. The first had a eucalyptus nose with black fruit and violets on the nose. The second was a bit more closed on the nose but we could discern some vanilla. With a few bites of cheese, things started to become clearer - these were Cabernet-dominated wines, Bordeaux from Graves…

      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

      … 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 amidst 82 acres of vines…

      6 readers - By Cliff's Wine Picks

      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

      … cringe when 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…

      6 readers - By Winerabblers

      Top reds from 2014 Great Northwest Invite

      … of the petrified tree — aka stone tree — on the Wahluke Slope. The nose is filled with Red Hots cinnamon candy, strawberry jam, cola and chocolate, while there’s more cinnamon followed by cherry hard candy and raspberry acidity on the palate. Enjoy with basted and smoked pork ribs. (17.2% alc.) Gold medals at Great Northwest Invitational…

      3 readers - By Andy Perdue/ Great Northwest Wine

      Nothing Says Washington Wine like Waterbrook

      … By Roger Killen In Fall Wine Reviews Oct 14th, 2014 0 Comments 13 Views * Anyone who has been to Washington State and left the luscious green confines of the western part can tell you; once you travel through the mighty Cascade Mountains, you are entering a high elevation desert. That’s because Eastern Washington is a rugged landscape…

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