Deep gold. Inviting nose of baked apple and underripe banana. Medium full palate of baked app, birch, tropical fruit, and a hint of vanilla stone al wrapped around a firm backbone of juicy acidity. Typically moderate finish. An almost Burgundian Willamette Valley Chardonnay sourced from four prestigious vineyards and finished in a combination of stainless steel and French oak. Take it anywhere you’d take a fine Meursault including firm white fish, scallops, or rich casseroles. Drink now through 2027. Maybe even beyond. — 4 days ago
Time for some Merlot on this #MerlotThursday.
Purple in color with a purplish rim.
Fruity nose of black plums, black currants, oak, spices, tobacco, vanilla, licorice, light alcohol, blueberries, light earth, pencil lead, coffee, chocolates and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, licorice, oak, vanilla, chocolates, tobacco and peppercorn.
Short finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a young red blend from Columbia Valley. Fruit forward with a nice mouthfeel.
A good everyday wine to sip on by the porch. Easy drinking, tangy and interesting.
Good now, and will be better in a couple of years. Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers.
A blend of 45% Merlot with Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Malbec, Syrah and Grenache. Aged for 9 months in neutral oak barrels.
14.5% alcohol by volume.
$22. — 7 days ago
Slightly relabeled (“Prickly Pearadise”) but the same stuff inside. Bright pink, big bubbles, no cactus spines, 5.3% alc/vol. slight floral aroma, fruity prickly pear flavor with a light appley (malic) finish. Good acid, no added sugar. Not their favorite cider for me, but still pretty damn good. If you must show neon pink in what you drink, this might be the only drinkable option out there; just saying — 3 days ago
The wine I have opened tonight is the 2019 Division "Un" Pinot Noir.
The nos has notes of cranberry, strawberry, cherry, raspberry, cinnamon, clove, forest floor and earth.
On the palate I am getting notes of cherry, strawberry, cranberry, clove, cinnamon, spice, light oak and earthy undertones.
This wine is medium bodied with medium acidity and medium to medium + fine tannins that moves into a medium to medium + ftesh fruit finish. We are on the precipice of another weekend so please stay safe and healthy but enjoy the weekend. Nostrovia! 🍷🍷🍷🍷 — 14 days ago
Pale lemon in color with a green hue.
Nose of citrus, limes, green apples, white pepper and light earth.
Medium bodied with medium acidity. Crisp and refreshing.
Dry on the palate with limes, light grapefruits, green apples, white pepper and lemons.
Long finish with lemons and spices.
This is a very tasty Pinot Gris from Oregon. Nicely balanced with mild complexity. Not bitter nor tart. Love it.
This 3 year old is drinking very nicely now, and will be even better in a year or two.
Lemony and refreshing, and good by itself or with food.
Paired nicely with hardwood smoked Ahi Tuna and a gorgeous view by the lake.
12.9% alcohol by volume.
$22. — 17 days ago
Intense aromas of cherry, raspberry, overripe strawberry and some potting soil. The pallet is fluid with red fruit, and dried mushroom. Medium bodied, smooth, dry with lively acidity and a hearty finish. Lovely and complex Pinot Noir with tons of character paired with French onion soup. — 6 days ago
Deep Ruby (darker than most OR Pinot’s) with aromas of blue and red fruits with an array of spices and wet stone notes. On the palate youthful flavors of cherry and fresh strawberry, licorice, smoke and tea notes with elegant spice. Fine tannins, long ending with fruit and tangy spice and mineral notes. Great now, has some short term aging potential but might lose the vibrant character. — 5 days ago
Wonderful Pinot. Perfect acidity, and constrained fruit. Willamette Valley. Exceptionally well paired with our meal at Sand &Straw farms. Farm to table everything. Petite Lamb loin with honey loquat glaze. — 4 days ago