Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon

Abacela

Grenache Rosé 2019

It’s a great grape for rose. Grenache gets too little attention on its own as it’s typically in a blend. But here this Abacela Rose shines. Cherry. Strawberry. Tart and crisp. Lip smacking. Dry. It’s wonderful chilled on a hot day and equally delicious as it warms to room temperature. The QPR is amazing for the substance of this wine. Ranges $15-20 bottle. And keep some for Fall and Winter too. Rose isn’t just for sunny summers. Goes with a myriad of foods all year long (think turkey at Thanksgiving or ham at Christmas). It goes Especially well with all grilled things. Barbecue season here we come! — 2 days ago

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Bergström Wines

'Gargantua Pantagruel' Syrah 2018

Smells of honey dipped violets.

Classic barnyard funkiness, that gives way to deep candied cherry cordial, tobacco leaf, some pencil lead, some high acid and strapping tannin. Will lay the other one down for a couple more years to smooth out.
— 14 days ago

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Cricket Hill Winery

Vin Enchanté Cabernet Franc Merlot

A nice blend of 40 percent Cab Franc and 60 percent Merlot from multiple vintages. Smooth Tannins. Worth a trip to hard to find winery near Jacksonville OR. May 2021. — a month ago

River's Edge

Barrel Select Elkton Pinot Noir 2017

I bought this thinking it was the Cuvée, and instead it was the Barrel Select.

I fucked up.
— 22 days ago

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Iris Vineyards

Oregon Pinot Gris 2017

ESF
9.1

Pale straw w/greenish hue - expressive nose of sweet citrus & honeydew melon + some tropical fruit. Quite the SB nose, silky suave mouthfeel and a beautiful harmony of fruit, texture & acidity. Not Alsatian style - I’d say very New World and impressive. — 5 days ago

Vanessa, Ira and 10 others liked this

Nicolas Jay

L'Ensemble Pinot Noir 2018

Dark rubi robe, anise, crushed flowers and a hint of asian spices on the nose, very dense and complex, its fantastic after 1 hour on the decanter, but ideally you should wait 3 to 5 years to have its best. — 5 days ago

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Foris Vineyards

Rouge Valley Pinot Gris 2019

Imagine biting into the freshest ripest most beautiful Granny Smith apple.. that’s the fruit on this wine. Add some flinty minerality, little bit of lemon zest and wham a baseball bat worths of acidity. Gorgeous pinot Gris. Bravo Foris. — a month ago

Ken Wright Cellars

Guadalupe Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Color of light purple with a bit grey tone. Quite clear. Nose of beautiful dried strawberry, aldehyde, roasted pepper, a bit prune, a bit spice, and under the current strength of alcohol. Taste is refreshing, with hint of Coca-Cola, minty, memory of fresh berries, slightly sweet, clean and flavorful. Aftertaste shows some more zest and hint of tannins, drizzled with fresh green grapes. Medium long. Nicely done. — 7 days ago

David, Hermes and 4 others liked this

Beaux Frères

Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Refined and bold and full of cherry and fruit right out of the bottle. Fabulous and big on the tongue. Lots of bold cherry and a bit of spice. Lovely linger on the tongue. Worked well with veg meal. — 14 hours ago

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