May 12, 2013
We received a sample of the 2011 Konkret Chardonnay from Johan Vineyards and wanted to try it out on a show. At first we thought about pairing it with another Chardonnay. Since this was a pretty unique style of Chardonnay for Oregon though, we decided to pair it with something completely different to keep the impressions distinct. The Albariño from Abacela is always worth checking out, so we picked up the 2012 bottling.
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January 28, 2013
We met Craig Havlinek this past summer at the Wine Blogger’s Conference, and had a great time chatting with him about Southern Oregon and Del Rio wines. Del Rio Vineyards is the biggest single vineyard in Southern Oregon, and we were familiar with the Syrah they’ve supplied to a bunch of Willamette Valley producers that we’re familiar with. We learned that they grow a wide range of varieties, and that they have a line of estate wines in addition to the grapes that they sell. Their wine maker, Jean-Michel Jussiaume is from the Loire, which lets him bring a unique viewpoint to Southern Oregon wine. We taste the 2011 Pinot Gris, the 2010 Pinot Noir, the 2010 Syrah, and a white blend that was brought to us fresh from the tank.
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December 18, 2010
While down visiting his family Chas picked up a couple of bottles from the Southern part of Oregon in the Umpqua Valley. This region isn’t as famous as the Willamette Valley but it produces some solid wines as well. He wanted to check out some Pinot Noir to see how it compared with some of the wines produced further north. We taste the 2008 Reustle Prayer Rock Vineyard Pinot Noir and the 2008 Melrose Pinot Noir.
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