September 11, 2012
We realized that it’s been a while since we had some local Chardonnay on the show, so we decided to check in on a couple of cheaper bottles. We picked up the 2010 Apolloni Estate Chardonnay and the 2010 Lange Willamette Valley Chardonnay. Both are pretty crisp and enjoyable.
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May 12, 2011
Our friend Liz directed us to some of the cheapest wine in town at Grocery Outlet. In addition to their normal clearance level prices they were offering an additional 20% off on all wine for a special sale! We were able to put together a Pinot Noir show for under $15. Since we had 3 bottles from 3 different regions we tried to do them blind to see if we could figure out where they came from. All we did was make ourselves look silly but it was still a fun show. We tasted the 2009 Floodplain Arroyo Grande Valley Pinot Noir the 2008 Sacred Hill Central Otago Pinot Noir and the 2007 Poverty Road Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
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February 5, 2011
It’s always nice when we can put together a show of wines were interested in tasting that also come in a very reasonable price points. Oregon Pinot Noir under $20 can be a real challenge, so its fun to find good bottles in this range. We taste the 2009 Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee Pinot Noir, the 2009 Red Door Cellars Pinot Noir, and the 2009 Bruno Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
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September 9, 2009
For this episode, we stay close to home, and check out 3 pinot noir bottles under $20. This should provide a bit of contrast with the previous episode, and together they offer a nice snapshot of Oregon wines on the market today. The wines turned out to be quite solid, with the Sharecroppers standing out in an impressive way.
Have you tried any of these entry level pinots before? What did you think of them?