March 17, 2013
While he was at the store, Chas noticed some bottles of 2011 Rosé on the shelves. The 2012’s will be appearing soon, so he thought it would be interesting to check in on them, to see what they’re like after being out for about a year. We taste the 2011 Grochau Cellars Willamete Valley Rosé of Pinot Noir, the 2011 Board Track Racer The Vincent, and the 2011 Witness Tree Remari Rosato.
What is the oldest good Rosé you’ve ever had?
February 25, 2013
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.
What was the last vehicle you purchased?
July 28, 2012
We went tasting in the Willamette Valley after recording episode 140 and found a couple of wines from Brooks that we wanted to share with you. Both of them are drinking very well right now, and they’re perfect summer wines. As a correction, both wines are listed on their website at $22, which is a little higher than what Dan says in the video. We taste the 2011 Brooks Pinot Noir Rose and the 2011 Brooks Bois Joli Riesling.
Do you like making aesthetic modifications to your car?
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.
What is your favorite disc golf course?
For this show, we looked into some sample bottles we had been sent that fall into the same price category, under $10. Tapeña is a project delivering a few different types of Spanish wine focused on casual consumption with friends and food. From Tapeña, we taste the 2010 Verdejo, Rose, and Tempranillo. Smooking Loon is a budget brand from California negociant Don Sebastiani & Sons. From Smooking Loon, we taste the 2009 Old Vine Zinfandel. We tasted through a number of bottles from both producers, and selected four for this episode.
Have you discovered any decent budget wines recently?
June 6, 2011
For this week’s show, we get into some pink wine. When we recorded this, the weather was horrible, but it has since changed to deliver appropriate rose drinking conditions. We received Trisaetum’s 2010 Trisae Willamette Valley Rose as a sample, and Dan picked up the DePonte Cellars 2010 Willamette Valley Rose on a visit to the winery, so we thought they’d make for an interesting show. What is your favorite Oregon Rose?
June 1, 2011
Dan went out to visit wineries over the Dundee Hills Passport Weekend. He had picked up a few bottles for himself but while discussing the new bottles he decided to make a show out of them instead! It’s always fun to review wines we’re really excited about and we hope you get to check some of these out for yourself! We taste the Winderlea 2010 Pinot Noir Rose the 2008 White Rose Estate White Rose Vineyard Whole Cluster and the 2009 Ayoub Brittan Vineyard.
Do you prefer to go out tasting on holliday weekends or off weekends?
August 16, 2010
For this episode, we tasted 3 wines that you don’t see every day. We were curious about them, and we thought it would make for an interesting show to try them out on video. We taste the 2009 Nigl Zweigelt Rose, the 2007 Cabanon Riesling, and the 2008 Quattro Mani Tokai.
Have you ever had a corked dessert wine?