June 30, 2012
The 2011 Rose wines are all over the market now, and the weather is right for checking them out. Chas picked out three local examples to try this week; 2011 Matello Rose of Pinot Noir, 2011 Anam Cara Nicholas Estate Rose of Pinot Noir, and 2011 Kramer Vineyards Little Red, Rose of Carmine.
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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?
December 19, 2011
This week follows the theme from last week by featuring two more wines Dan tasted over Thanksgiving weekend. Today we try the 2010 Lazarus Pinot Noir from Matello and the 2009 Sangiovese from Remy Wines.
Now that Jay Miller has retired, we think that Dan may be the biggest guy currently reviewing Oregon wine, by weight. Are we wrong?
July 24, 2011
For this show, we grabbed a mix of white wines we had on hand. All of these were picked up with the intent of mixing them into a themed show. We wanted to show them before they got too old though, so we decided to mix it up instead of waiting around. We taste the 2009 Trisaetum Lasa, the 2009 Matello Ribbon Ridge Pinot Gris, and the 2010 DePonte Cellars DFB Melon de Bourgogne. We were very sad to hear of the loss of Deb Whiting from Red Newt Winery in the Finger Lakes, and wanted to dedicate this episode to her memory.
July 19, 2011
After taking a few more dips into wines from around the world, we’re happy to be back in our sweet spot, tasting some Pinot Noir from Oregon. All of these bottles come in at pretty reasonable price points, and all of them turned out to be pretty enjoyable. We taste the 2009 Crowley willamette Valley Pinot Noir, the 2009 St. Innocent Villages Cuvee Pinot Noir, and the 2009 Matello Hommage Pinot Noir.
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February 13, 2010
Over the week, we saw some notes about two wines we were both excited to try. We had never had the blue label bottling from Evening Land, and I’m always excited to try new Matello wines. Chas picked up a third bottle that neither of us were familiar with, and we had enough for a show! We taste the 2008 Evening Land Oregon Pinot Noir, the Matello Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and the McKinlay Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
Who are you most excited to share awesome new wine with?