Dan has known Tal Caspi for a number of years, and enjoyed his food at a carts and pop-ups. When he opened Aviv on SE Division, he reached out and asked us to join him in the restaurant for a show to introduce some local wines that we like. We brought some current release that we’ve enjoyed recently, and want to thank Vincent and Olga for confirming their fining methods as we made our selections. Together, we taste the 2015 Vincent Tardives Chardonnay, the 2016 Teutonic Wine Company Recorded in Doubly, and the 2015 Teutonic Wine Company Bergspitze.

Episode 301: Outtakes #3

April 12, 2016

Thanks for 300 episodes! Enjoy some amusing cuts from the past 100.

After making wine all over the world for a few years, Joe Swick returned to Oregon to make his own wine. We’ve tasted and enjoyed his wine on previous episodes, and he offered to come join us. In addition to his own wines, he brought two wines from Portugal, the 2013 Luis Seabra Granito Cru and the 2008 Arnae Colares Malvasia, both made by friends of his. They make for enough interesting conversation that we ended up splitting the show into two parts! For part two, we taste Joe’s wines, the 2014 Swick wines Willamette Valley Pinot Noir, and the 2014 Swick Wines Les Sous-Bois Pinot Noir. What do you think about completely raw dog wines?

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Our friend Tom has been collecting Cayuse wines for a few years now, and was kind enough to invite us to share some on a show. Chas and I have had very few of their wines in the past, but like everyone else, we’ve heard a lot about them. It was great to taste them with someone who has had more experience, and could tell some stories about other experiences with these wines. We taste the 2012 Edith Grenache Rose, the 2006 En Chamberlin Syrah, and the 2006 Armada Syrah. Tell us about your favorite variety, and what it tastes like from different regions.

Dan found a few 2012s while at the store, and thought it would be a good time to try some new things. We taste the 2012 Lange Pinot Noir, the 2012 Roco Pinot Noir, and the 2012 Helioterra Pinot Noir. We’ve had wine by Lange on the show before, but it’s been a while, and it’s the first time on the show for the other two. All three are quite different, and provide some good contrast for each other. Did you buy a lot from 2012? What vintage are you looking forward to next?

A while back, our friends David and Heidi invited us to do a vertical of Domaine Drouhin Laurene with them, to capture a snapshot of how these wines evolve, and see how the vintages taste alongside each other. We were thrilled to have the opportunity, and enjoyed the entire line-up. Domaine Drouhin Oregon has a history of producing great wines here, and this barrel selection is always worth checking out. This will be the first with the “A View From The Cellar” title, which we want to use for shows looking at older vintages, or interesting personal collections. Does Veronique agree with our tasting notes?


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Our friend Catherine with Balzac Marketing sent us a few more samples from Franciacorta. We had tasted three others back in episode 189, and were interested in trying a few more to see what they were like. Franciacorta is a cool region in Northern Italy that has been a DOCG since 1995. All of the wines with this name are made with method traditionelle, and can be made of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, and Pinot Blanc. On this show, we taste the Antica Fratta Franciacorta Essence Brut 2007, the Cavalleri Franciacorta Blanc de Blancs, and the Lantieri Francia Corta Brut. What do you think of the new website?

While in Germany, we were able to do an interview with Florian Lauer, the wine maker for Weingut Peter Lauer. We discussed a bit of his estates history, and taste a range of wines including entry level wines, dry style wines, and his lovely Kabinett that was sent to the VDP auction. Chas was also able to take some nice photographs of the tasting room, and some pictures Florian uses to illustrate his descriptions. In part 1, we taste the 2013 Peter Lauer “Senior” Ayler Riesling from Fass 6, and the 2013 Peter Lauer Schonfels Grosses Gewachs from Fass 11. In part 2, we taste the 2013 Peter Lauer Kern from Fass 9, and the 2013 Peter Lauer Kupp Kabinett from Fass 5, which was sold at the VDP auction in Trier.

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When you drink cider, is it instead of wine, or instead of beer?

When he visited Portland Daniel Immich of Weingut Immich Anker invited us to visit him in Germany. We took him up on it, and had lots of fun hanging out. He offered to do another episode with us on site in his vineyards, and we were happy to seize that opportunity. While visiting the Eisbruch vineyard, we taste the 2013 Riesling Trocken Alte Reben, the 2013 Eisbruch Riesling Trocken, and the 2013 Liebling vom Chef. In the Enkircher Steffensberg, we taste the 2013 Riesling Spätlese from that vineyard.

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Have you ever taken a ride on a monorail?

Stuart Pigott has spent lots of time exploring the world of Riesling, and has just released his book, Best White Wine On Earth: The Riesling Story. He maintains a Riesling focused blog, and came to Portland to participate in the 2014 Riesling Invasion. He was kind enough to taste a few wines with us, and to discuss some ideas about pairings, and Oregon wine culture. We taste the 2013 Trisaetum Ribbon Ridge Estate Riesling, the 2011 Viento Dry Riesling from Old Vines, and the 2012 Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr GG Riesling. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mWyoyTXzz7E   What is the best Oregon Riesling not mentioned in Stuart’s book? He’s offered a bottle of Riesling from his personal cellar to the best answer!