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’re very excited to have a vertical of 20 year old Oregon Pinot Noir this week. McKinlay has been making Pinot Noir since 1987, and has shown great value to us in previous tastings. We were happy to find these bottles, and we think you’ll enjoy hearing about them. Keep an eye out for current releases on the shelves. What is the best vertical you’ve had lately?

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 Willamette Valley Vineyards Whole Cluster, the McKinlay Pinot Noir, and the Wine Farmer Pinot Noir. 2014’s are just coming out from everywhere. What region’s new releases are you most excited about?


Tribute show mentioned in this episode: WISB 78

This show was a chance for us to check in on some bottles we’ve been curious about for a while. We had heard good things about McKinlay, but weren’t familiar with it, we were excited to taste wine from Marcus Goodfellow’s new project, and we’re always interested in tasting Evesham Wood’s Estate bottling. This show turned into a great example of what you can get at this price point, and we can enthusiastically recommend all three wines. Shown here are the 2012 McKinlay Willamette Valley Special Selection Pinot Noir, the 2012 Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir, and the 2012 Goodfellow Family Cellars Durant Vineyard Pinot Noir.


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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.



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