Earlier this summer, while it was hot, we shot a show with four Rose wines. Chas picked up three, and William Marie Wines was kind enough contribute a sample. The season has passed us, but these would still be enjoyable to have on hand if you find a bottle. We taste the 2016 Analemma Columbia Gorge Rose, the 2017 Miraval Provence Rose, the 2017 McKinlay Willamette Valley Rose, and the 2017 William Marie Columbia Valley Rose.


We’ve heard a lot of hype about the Analemma Blanc de Noir sparkling wine, so we decided to give it a real blind test. We put it on the table with three hand picked Champagnes from Matt’s collection. We get full on blindfolds, and Joy is kind enough to help us with the pours. In the line-up, we added the Vouette & Sorbee Fidele, the Laherte Freres Les Beaudiers Rose de Saignee, and the Eric Rodez Blanc de Noirs. We had a lot of fun with this one, and hope you enjoy it too! What is your favorite non-traditional Champagne?


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We pulled together three bottles that we were very excited about for this week’s show. All three come from producers we’re fond of, and are bottles we either were excited to try, or excited to share with you. We’ve got the 2013 Kramer Brut Zero Dosage, the 2014 Analemma Pinot Noir Rose, and the 2014 Walter Scott Seven Springs Pinot Noir.

Episode 289: An Unusual Trio

December 7, 2015

While trying to put this week’s show together, we found some bottles that weren’t easy to fit into a flight of similar wines. So, we stuck three odds and ends together, and bring you a trio of interesting grapes that are far from Northwestern clichés. We taste the 2013 Golden Cluster Coury Semillon, The 2013 Analemma Atavus Gewürztraminer, and the 2014 Jackalope Quady North Cabernet Franc. What were some favorites from your Thanksgiving wine tasting adventures?

Here’s the interview with Jeff, part 1 and part 2.

Chas picked out three bottles of Pinot Noir from 2012, and our friend Matt joined us for the tasting. When he said they could be from anywhere, he got us thinking about world wide producers, but in truth, all three are pretty close to home. This show features the 2012 J. Christopher Lumiere Pinot Noir, the 2012 Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyards Winemaker’s Reserve Pinot Noir, and the 2012 Analemma Columbia Gorge Pinot Noir.

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Dan picked out a couple of bottles of Pinot Noir based rose wine for this week’s show. Both had been good in the past, and both showed brilliantly when tasted this time. Both come from unique vineyards and represent some really original wine growing and wine making. Wines like this are a big reason that Oregon is such an exciting place to explore. They also show that Pinot Noir can deliver great things in unconventional wines as well as traditional ones. We taste the 2011 Teutonic Wine Company Brut Rose from the Wahlstrom Vineyard, and the 2011 Analemma Columbia Gorge Rose.


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