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Swick Wines

Shill-Ah-Blay Mourvèdre & Counoise Blend 2018

Pictured above. A hand written note left with a book of short stories by relatively unknown writer, Krzhizhanovsky. The book, I left for when I’m on shift at the coffee shop. A handcrafted wood pen from Muji. And a bottle of cluster processed red wine.

Oh, and books. Many books. I’ve missed them.

Unique pepper jam, peach and jalapeño bouquet. If gunpowder and raspberry compote had sex.

Rich, unctuous, a cornucopia of jammy fruit. This channels the energy of a very robust, energetic universe of soil, water, and sunshine.

Beautiful layer of creamy kick right at the end gives it a little sensual oomph. This one woke me up and made love to my taste buds. Lots of pheromonal references for a juicy, voluptuous wine.

— 9 days ago

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WALT Wines

Shea Vineyard Oregon Pinot Noir 2016

Light Pinot with a little earth character, great with Chinese-style roast pork belly. Like a Burgundy. — 9 days ago

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Kelley Fox Wines

Freedom Hill Vineyard Pinot Blanc 2019

YIKES! I definitely wasn’t expecting this. Positively explosive right out of the bottle. Power, minerality, enough acidity to remove two layers of enamel... but wow...the weight, the ripe juicy pear, honey-crisp, and musk melon fruit rolls over your tongue like Patton through Germany! The wine demands your attention—I involuntarily sneezed...but I wanted another mouthful...I needed another mouthful. This wine is far, far too young... but it’s simply brilliant...and will be for years. I can’t believe this is “lowly” Pinot Blanc.. and I can’t believe it’s from Oregon. Well done, Kelley! — 14 days ago

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Martin Woods

Bednarik Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.4

Superbly complex nose. Mid season cherry, smoke, herbs, deep fruit, tea, spice, perfect sour cherry as well, so refined and gorgeous. Palate is elegant and refined with intense sour cherry fruit and substantial structure and tannins. Really fine. Such terrific tiny berry fruit intensity. Another wine that needs 2-6 hours to open up. These are so up my alley. After some air gorgeous florals. The most structured of them all. Like a Corton. — 13 days ago

Marc, Severn and 10 others liked this
Peter Chang

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@Lyle Fass @Aravind Asok and I r curious about this new producer. Ur first OR?
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@Peter Chang @Aravind Asok stay tuned but a historical e-mail is coming down the road in June!

Martin Woods

Hyland Vineyard Riesling 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

Fascinating nose. Fig, petrol, Apple spice cake, gorgeous minerality. Really really aromatic, compact and precise. Palate is bone dry, dense and super elegant. Very fine. Very refined. Juicy and lovely pure fruit and length. Peach pit, apricot pit, some apple skin. Really good structure and acid. But not in your face. So subtle and juicy. This is terrific. Serious and deep. This has it all. Besides being so so delicious this has depth and structure to age gloriously. What sap and length! Best domestic Riesling I’ve ever had. — 14 days ago

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Lyle Fass

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@Chris Shultz more than Oregon. This is maybe my 2nd Oregon. This crushed any NyS I’ve had including wiemer/frank/ravines.
Chris Shultz

Chris Shultz

Are you gonna start distributing USA wines?
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@Chris Shultz just this estate. Recommended by a client.

Martin Woods

Havlin Vineyard Pinot Noir 2017

Lyle Fass
9.4

@Delectable Wine this is Havlin Vineyard Pinot Noir.

Nose is is mid season cherries, loads of minerals, spice and earth, slightly grapey. Palate is dense and has awesome structure and grip. Sour Cherry fruit and lovely finesse and purity. Really great fruit presence. This is very serious wine. Need air but it’s all there. What freshness and barely sweet sour cherry fruit. Has a Côte de Beaune vibe. Serious fruit depth and really really great purity. Long. Brilliant wine. This is as red fruited as it gets. Just stuff with complex and thick fruit. Love it.
— 13 days ago

Dawn, Severn and 10 others liked this

Martin Woods

Hyland Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.5

This nose is insane. Deep, sappy cherry fruit, spice, mint, so so aromatic, what a wonderful transparency, tree bark, some wet earth, just so layered and expressive. 1er Cru burg level. Big structure, big sweetness and perfectly ripe fruit and superb structure. Wow. Sappy and dense. I cannot stop smelling these wines. What spice. Hint of clove and cinnamon. Exquisite concentration and purity. Just explosive. Too young but god damn this is epic. What a wine. — 13 days ago

Severn, Rob and 9 others liked this

Bethel Heights

Estate Pinot Noir 2012

On this Saturday night I have opened the 2012 Bethel Heights Vineyard Estate Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills Salem, Oregon.

On the nose there is cherry, black raspberry, plum, funk, vanilla, white pepper, light oak and dry earth.

On the palate there is tart cherry, raspberry, cranberry, clove, baking spice, minerality and damp earth.

This wine is medium bodied that has good complexity with medium acidity and medium fine tannins that moves seamlessly into a medium to long fresh fruit finish. Please have a wonderful safe and healthy Memorial Day weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷
— 6 days ago

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Always worth a visit when their tasting room is open

Martin Woods

Willamette Valley Gamay Noir 2018

Lyle Fass
9.3

Likely my first ever domestic Gamay. Very pretty and very serious nose of light yet intense mid season cherry fruit. Lots of earth and very complex. Lots of aromas to unfurl. Very very deep and layered. What a palate. More Côte de Brouilly than Fleurie. It’s a beast. Such sappy fruit and ridiculous tiny berry fruit intensity. Long, grippy and sappy. Wow, really long. Deep, layered and long with terrific structure. Amazingly pure cherry fruit that is perfectly ripe and fresh. Really terrific freshness here. Impressive inner mouth florals and a deep structure to age many years and it needs maybe 3-4. Very impressive. After 5-6 hours of air the nose is smokey complexity. More gamey, more feral, palate is more together. Balance on this is extraordinary. What a wine. — 13 days ago

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Helioterra

Stavig Vineyard Melon de Bourgogne 2016

Delicious and intriguing wine. Crisp. Fresh citrus. Stone fruit elements. Minerals. Long finish. Dry and delicious. Small production from Anne Hubatch in Portland, Oregon. Check out their website and order some of their amazing wines! — 6 days ago

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