Rogue Valley, Southern Oregon

Division Winemaking Company

Mae's Vineyard Cabernet Franc 2014

“Granits”, 100 cases made. Deeply extracted pigment, purple red. Graphite, blackberry, cherry, herbal, blueberry, funk and barrel wood notes in nose, all layered, a lot going on there. Flavor profile is similar, cherry-berry dominant with tart, slightly bitter finish. Some lactic acid present. Needs time to open. Paired this with lemongrass beef jerky from Richmond BC (Taiwanese style, but processed in Canada) and playoff baseball. Fruity style, but where are the tannins? Light fine grained skin tannins begin to emerge after 15 minutes, increases to moderate astringency after an hour. Stylistically more like Oregon Gamay noir than Washington State Cabernet Franc, but well made, quality wine and highly drinkable. Only after an hour do the black pepper and herbal flavors begin to emerge that are more consistent with varietal character. — 8 days ago

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Day Wines

Queen D Applegate Valley White Blend 2016

32/23/23/22 blend of Vermentino, Marsanne, Rousanne and Grenache Blanc. Pale white, excellent clarity. Floral and stone fruit notes in nose. Lemon, lime, tangerine pith and stone fruit flavors, lime and mineral in finish, almost dry, robust level of acidity with a variety of acids - tartaric, citric, malic. Slight carbonation in the mouth - tactile-wise, not visually. Good food wine but Vermentino character makes it suitable as an aperitif. Grenache Blanc gives it a moderate skin astringency on finish along with an herbal (dill) and slight white pepper aftertaste. Overnight, a ripe black plum skin flavor emerges in the finish, accompanied by a tart, slightly chalky flavor, maybe from lees contact. Complex flavor profile; the varietal blend and proportions largely work here. Fun wine but still easy to drink despite the apparent complexity of its components. Creative but successful wine craft overall. — a month ago

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Foris Vineyards

Rogue Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Lovely. Still holding on really well 6 days later actually... — 19 days ago

Day Wines

Mamacita Mae's Vineyard Sparkling Malvasia

2018 vintage. 63 Vermentino 25 Muscat 12 Malvasia pétillant naturel. Fresh and, thankfully, not as explosive upon opening as some pet-nats can be. Green pear, apple flesh, a little masa/corniness that becomes more dominant as it warms, light while floral notes. Effervescense is relatively light and mild cloudiness. — 16 days ago

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Pazzo Collina

Umpqua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Somewhat like a port. Just delicious. — 21 days ago

Melrose Vineyards

Umpqua Valley Tempranillo 2015

I had a nice bottle on Tempranillo at the Grape Stomp Saturday! — a month ago

Silvan Ridge

Rogue Valley Malbec 2015

Cherry, strawberry, earth. — 20 days ago

River's Edge

Barrel Select Elkton Pinot Noir 2015

S T
9.3

Very fragrant bouquet upon untwisting the cap, followed by bold, ripe cherry and dark fruits, with slight spice without significant tannins. A smooth, long finish ensues. Excellent... — 17 days ago

Abacela

Estate Grown Albariño 2018

Like the nice light fruit medium dry. Very well done — 18 days ago

2 Towns Ciderhouse

Sun's Out Saison Limited Release

Peach saison cider, made with “northwest apples and juicy freestone peaches [and] French saison yeast”, 5.6% alc/vol. Not much of a head on pour, a moderate stream of pinpoint bubbles emerges from the cloudy orange-yellow cider. Apple aroma profile on nose with light yeast notes. Apple flavor profile with some peach flavor on finish. Good mix of malic acid from apples and peach fruit acids on finish. Finish is fizzy, creamy and pleasantly tactile, with slightly tart aftertaste of peaches and slightly bitter saison yeast, which I rather liked. Almost dry. Well made, wonderfully textured with layers of simple flavors; another pleasant winner from Two Towns. — 15 days ago

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Trixie

Nice Fall looking label. 🍂Cheers!