We’re back this week with three new Oregon Rieslings. Sorry Kris! The two from Paetra came highly recommended, and Dan has been meaning to get more James Rahn wine on the show for a while. Riesling continues to grow in Oregon, and we’re pumped about it! We taste the 2014 James Rahn Hyland Vineyard Riesling,
While visiting Elk Cove recently, Chas was really impressed with their 2011 La Boheme Brut Rose. He picked up a bottle for a show, and selected two more of his favorite Oregon sparkling Rose wines to join it. These are the 2014 Johan Vineyards Petillant Naturel Pinot Noir, and the Kramer Vineyards 2014 Celebrate Rose
Our friend Tom has been collecting Cayuse wines for a few years now, and was kind enough to invite us to share some on a show. Chas and I have had very few of their wines in the past, but like everyone else, we’ve heard a lot about them. It was great to taste them
In 2008, Bertony Faustin started Abbey Creek Vineyards, and became the first recorded African American wine maker in Oregon. Recently, he launched a project to make Red, White and Black, a documentary on minority wine makers in Oregon. If you’re in Portland, it would be great to see you at his fundraiser on November 19th.
DAVID HILL 50TH ANNIVERSARY TASTING – David Hill Vineyards (8/1/2015) Don’t call it a comeback. It’s strange to discuss the third wave of discovery with regard to a vineyard. Wine is an industry full of research, documentation, and history, but time can obscure as well as enrich, and the David Hill vineyard has experienced both
This week, Matt brought us two bottles of Dutch wine from Amsterdam. This is a new experience for Dan and Chas. Apparently they were a little difficult to source too, but we enjoyed them, and will probably have some more some day. We taste the 2013 Apostelhoeve Louwberg Riesling, and the 2013 Wijngoed Thorn Limburg
Friends and fans ask us all the time about our favorite bottles for $20. They definitely can be hit or miss. This week we check in on a couple that we’re familiar with, and a couple that are new to the show. All wines are from 2014. We taste the Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee, the
Dan found a few 2012s while at the store, and thought it would be a good time to try some new things. We taste the 2012 Lange Pinot Noir, the 2012 Roco Pinot Noir, and the 2012 Helioterra Pinot Noir. We’ve had wine by Lange on the show before, but it’s been a while, and