Ken and Erica have been getting a lot of attention over the past few years for making world class Pinot Noir and Chardonnay at their Walter Scott winery in the Eola Amity Hills. We spent an evening tasting, talking, and having a great time. We split this long interview into a couple of shows, but we hope you enjoy the fact that we kept most of the content intact. Throughout, you can hear their excitement for the Oregon wine community as well as their individual vineyards and the families that farm them. In order, we taste the 2015 Freedom Hill Chardonnay, the 2015 Temperance Hill Pinot Noir, the 2015 Sojourner Pinot Noir, and the 2015 Seven Springs Pinot Noir. How do you feel about Willamette Valley Chardonnay? To join the mailing list, send an email to

We pulled together three bottles that we were very excited about for this week’s show. All three come from producers we’re fond of, and are bottles we either were excited to try, or excited to share with you. We’ve got the 2013 Kramer Brut Zero Dosage, the 2014 Analemma Pinot Noir Rose, and the 2014 Walter Scott Seven Springs Pinot Noir.

It’s been far too long since we’ve done a blind show. We realized that we had three similarly priced bottles Oregon Pinot Noir on hand for shows, and thought that they’d be fun to do blind. All three AVA’s are represented, and the wines are all from respected producers and vineyards. I’m sure plenty of viewers have tasted these wines, so we’d like to hear your thoughts on them in the comments. We taste the 2009 Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills Pinot Noir, the 2009 Shea Wine Cellars Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir, and the 2009 Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir.


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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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