We had fun with the blind show last week, so when Chas arrived with 3 bottles of Pinot Noir in a bag, we decided to blind these too. This show was double blind for Dan, and single blind for Chas. We taste the 2010 vintage of Matello Lazarus, Luminous Hills Estate, and Evesham Wood La Grive Bleue.
What is your favorite Oregon Pinot Noir in the $20 to $30 price range?
Brooks and Evesham Wood are two of our favorite Oregon wine producers. Chas and I independently picked up bottles they had done with fruit from the Temperance Hill vineyard, and wanted to do a show with them. At 100 acres, this vineyard is one of the bigger vineyards in the Eola-Amity AVA. Portions of the vineyard rise above 800 ft in elevation, making this site on the higher side of the vineyards in the valley. The farming is done organically, so both of these wines come from organic fruit.
What winery in Oregon is worth going out of your way to visit?
October 25, 2011
We’re happy to get back to checking out new wines on the market. The first wave of the 2010 Pinot Noirs are on the market now, and for this episode we check in with 3 wines we’ve tasted in earlier vintages. Our friend Beau from Beau’s Barrel Room has moved from San Diego to Portland, and joins us again to share his opinions on some Pinot Noir from 2010. We taste the Commuter Cuvee from Grochau Cellars, the Evesham Wood Willamette Valley, and the Owen Roe Sharecropper’s Pinot Noirs.
What is your favorite thing about Oregon?
July 31, 2011
We stick with Oregon for this episode, and we get into some 2009 Chardonnay from producers we respect, and from bottles we’ve had good experiences with in previous vintages. We taste the 2009 Domaine Drouhin Arthur Chardonnay, the 2009 Johan Vineyards Reserve Chardonnay, and the 2009 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Chardonnay.
What’s your take on white wine from 2009?
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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What is your favorite internet radio station, and why do you like it?
November 14, 2010
After recording episode 62, we were having so much fun talking about wine and the different thoughts that it can inspire that we got inspired to record another show. Chas had picked up some splits of local Pinot Noir around the $20 price point, so we used those for the show. It’s a bit long, but there are some pretty interesting comments, including fairy tale comparisons for the last two wines.
What memory do you have a time when wine was an integral part of a memorable experience?
We’ve been friends with Beau Carufel from the blog Beau’s Barrel Room for a few months, and were excited to hear that he was attending the Wine Bloggers’ Conference in Walla Walla Washington. It’s always great to get to meet someone in person who shares your views, and who you’ve been in touch with online for a while. We received some free wine as registration gifts, so we decided to review them as well as a favorite wine that we wanted to share with Beau. We review the 2008 King Estate Pinot Gris, the Aresti Cabernet Sauvignon NV, and the 2008 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Chardonnay. Drinking great wine with great people is awesome!
Show Beau some love and take a shot as his QOTD: Do you view wine as an essential part of a meal, or as a distinct accessory?
May 22, 2010
Chas picked out three local Chardonnay bottles for episode 40. After we recorded the show, we were sitting around and chatting, and noticed that the wines had opened up remarkably. This, combined with the fact that we were pretty low energy the first time around, inspired us to re-shoot the show. We taste the 2008 Hawks View Cellars Carabella Vineyard Chardonnay, the 2008 Westrey Willamette Valley Reserve Chardonnay, and the 2008 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Chardonnay.
What style of Chardonnay do you prefer?
Our friend David Speer from Red Slate sent out an enthusiastic email about the release of Evening Land’s 08 Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir. So, we invited him to join us on a show to taste it alongside 2 other solid Oregon Pinots. Red Slate puts on some great tasting events, and David’s been one of our favorite retailers for a few years. We taste the 2008 Evesham Wood La Grive Bleue Pinot Noir, the 2008 Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the 2004 Elk Cove Five Mountain Pinot Noir.
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What’s the last wine that made your toes curl?