Willamette Valley

    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.

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    Northwest Wine Round-up September 1st to 7th 2014

    A round-up of stories on Northwest wine from September 1st to 7th. Read previous round-ups here. From around the world… National Post writes about the International Pinot Noir Celebration. From around the country… The Washington Post writes about crowdsourced wines. Forbes gives five destinations for wine lovers. Orange Coast magazine writes about Formaglini Vineyards. At Wine Business.

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      Pinot in the City returns this week to Seattle

      Great Northwest Wine - - 9 readers - SEATTLE – Not a lot of Pinot Noir is made in Washington, and what is has a difficult time comparing itself with Oregon’s signature red wine grape. So Pinot Noir lovers will be rejoicing this week as Pinot in the City returns to Seattle. Some 60 Willamette Valley wineries will head north of the Columbia River for a trade and consumer tasting that takes place Thursday at Sodo Park, 3200 1st Ave. S.

      Silvan Ridge Winery 2011 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $35

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Home > Latest wine reviews > Silvan Ridge Winery 2011 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $35 Silvan Ridge Winery 2011 Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $35 By Great Northwest Wine on September 14, 2014 This 30-year-old site near the Coast Range and the town of Monmouth factors into the program for some of Oregon’s most historic wineries, and this Eugene-.

      Near-perfect Willamette Valley harvest hums along

      Great Northwest Wine - - 7 readers - Melissa Burr is the winemaker at Stoller Family Estate in Oregon’s Dundee Hills near Dayton. She is nearly done with harvest – at about the same time she would normally just be getting started. (Photo by Andy Perdue/Great Northwest Wine) DUNDEE, Ore. – Pinot Noir is coming in faster than it ever has in Oregon’s Willamette Valley, thanks to a warm vintage with near-perfect conditions.

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      Meet the Winemaker – My interview with Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

      …. Thanks for the great feedback…more ‘Wine Stories’ to come. Next week, I head up to Naramata, B.C. to do an interview with the team at Serendipity Wines and am truly looking forward to it. This week, I have for you my interview with winemaker Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards located about 30 minutes outside the ‘capital’ of the Willamette Valley…

      3 readers - By Girls Go Grape

      Meet the Winemaker: Adam Campbell of Elk Cove Vineyards

      … Campbell (editor’s note: no relation) of Elk Cove Vineyards for over a month. It was a gorgeous, hot summer day on July 28th. The Willamette Valley was experiencing a hot spell and it cast a dusty glow over the valley. Located in Gaston, Oregon, 25 miles west of Portland, Elk Cove Vineyards has been operational since 1974. Pat and Joe Campbell, Adam’s…

      1 readers - By The Alcohol Professor

      Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot Noir

      …Posted on 30 September 2014. Wine Review: 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir, Willamette Valley If you like your Pinot noir to have a sincere rustic earthiness, flaunting a little promiscuity at the same time, you will love the 2010 Seufert Horseleap Vineyard Pinot noir. Offering seductive concentration, this style of wine is delightfully…

      4 readers - By Enobytes

      Northwest wine country dries out, warms up

      … inches on Tuesday alone, while the Puget Sound reported close to 3 inches by Friday. “The first system of the fall was impressive for some with near-record or record rainfall amounts for Northern California, Southern Oregon into the Willamette Valley and along the Cascades,” Jones wrote. Bins will be filling up this week Harvest bins are stacked…

      3 readers - By Great Northwest Wine

      Cristom Willamette Valley Mt. Jefferson Cuvee 2011 Wine Review (NW)

      … and will be good drinking for the next few years. Give the wine plenty of air, and enjoy with lamb or anything roasted or grilled. Prices are typically in the $30 range, which is fair for a well-made Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Oregon. Raise a glass! --A Review from The Wine Cask Blog. Creative Commons: Attribution - ShareAlike 2.5 applies…

      6 readers - By The Wine Cask Blog

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

      …. __________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ McCay Cellars Tres Blanc 2013, Lodi. 14.5% alc. Blend of vermentino, verdelho, muscat and pinot noir. 218 cases. Pale gold color; intensely floral with jasmine and lilac; celery seed, fennel, roasted lemon, spiced pear, slightly leafy, with notes of fig and lime peel; dry but juicy, keen acidity and lovely viscosity; limestone and grapefruit finish…

      6 readers - By Fredric Koeppel/ Bigger Than Your Head

      The Northwest Chardonnay Renaissance

      …; Winery Management, looks at the rise of Oregon Chardonnay. Reviews of some recent Chardonnay releases are below. Enjoy! NB: For those interested in Oregon Chardonnay, I highly recommend checking out the Oregon Chardonnay Symposium and its all Chardonnay Grand Tasting. Bergström Wines Sigrid Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2012 $85 (Exceptional…

      2 readers - By Washington Wine Report

      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

      A visit to Maison Joseph Drouhin

      …Bonjours from Beaune! Photo by Meg McKenzie I found out about Drouhin wines when I was wending my way through Oregon's Willamette Valley last year. So it was with eagerness that I descended upon the stately Maison Drouhin smack-dab in the middle of the lovely medieval town of Beaune. According to those in the know, the greatest Pinot Noir…

      5 readers - By Idaho Wine Girl

      Toledo Area Wine Events & Tastings: September 24-27, 2014

      … – Sonoma Coast, 2. 2013 Domaine Du Tariquet – Gascogne Rosé – Gascogne, France, 3. 2011 Bogle – Phantom – Clarksburg, California, 4. 2006 Del Rio Vineyards – Claret – Rogue Valley Oregon. Nominal fee per sample or $7 per flight. Andersons, Talmadge Road, Wine Tasting. 6-8 PM. Oregon Pinot Noir: 1. Foris Rogue Valley, 2. Argyle Willamette Valley, 3…

      4 readers - By Toledo Wines and Vines

      My wines of August

      …. But not for everyone. 90 points Chateau de Campuget "Tradition de Campuget" Costières de Nîmes rosé 2013 ($10 on Wine Searcher) 13% alcohol. Imported by Dreyfus Ashby. 70% Syrah 30% Grenache My timing is exquisite to write about rosés. On the east coast, where they drink a lot of it, everybody has put away their white shoes and they're done…

      4 readers - By The Gray Report

      Dinner, Wine, Conversation: My Evening with David Adelsheim

      …, Faroe Island salmon with mushroom ragout, rapini, and bacon vinaigrette along with the elegant and focused Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012, those of us at the table discussed our choices for the most interesting wine we had tasted while our guest of honor talked with other guests. Later, Adelsheim explained to me that an interesting wine is “any…

      4 readers - By Grape Experiences

      Wine Dinner Excellence

      …Wine Dinner Excellence We attended a wine dinner in Frederick, Maryland, the other evening which brought together a beautiful venue and very enjoyable wines. Together, it was the perfect combination for a fantastic wine dinner. The dinner was hosted by the Ayse Meze Lounge in Frederick Maryland. The food and the wines were paired beautifully…

      4 readers - By Wine 4 Your Life

      Willamette Valley Wine Tour

      …After the city, and a quick presentation of the region, let’s do a quick overview of the three wineries we visited in the Willamette Valley. First up was Rex Hill, just outside of Newberg. I have to say, it was the winery that impressed me the least. It’s a lovely building, an old hazelnut drying house, and they have a nice terrace and an aroma…

      6 readers - By Wine Ramblings
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