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Oregon Pinot noir – Witness Tree Vintage Select 08

It’s last call for one of our most popular 2008 vintage Oregon Pinots. Winemaker Steven Westby also made the Elemental Syrah 06 ($17.95) that’s been on our top ten list for several months. Well managed, older vineyards, careful wine making, and very reasonable prices add up to a lot of popular wines. There are some [...]

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Oregon Pinot noir – Double Dogs

Whistling Dog’s two Pinots from the 2007 and 2008 vintages make up their Double Dog Case, on sale today at 15% off. The 2008 is just released and is shipping now. LAST CALL – BEST DEAL DOUBLE DOG MIXED CASE $234 (15% off retail) 6 Whistling Dog 08 at $20.35 6 Whistling Dog 07 at [...]

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Oregon Pinot noir – Two 50 Case Wines, Two New Wineries

Winemakers setting out on their own, making their own winery’s first few cases — they’re so excited, they put every ounce of passion and skill into their couple of barrels. No wines receive more attention than that first vintage. We added two great examples to our website today. Both winemakers work for bigger wineries fulltime, [...]

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Willamette Valley in the Spring

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April Wine Club – Oregon Pinot noir, Washington Reds, New Discoveries

Wine Club members get 15% off the prices listed. For the complete newsletter, go to the Wine Club website. April Reserve Pinot Noir Club More Oregon Pinot noir Johan Three Barrel 08 $60 Unique is an overused word, but I’m using it anyway – there are flavor components of this wine that I haven’t tasted [...]

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Lafon and a Rabbit

You know a wine is good when it inspires you to do something you’ve wanted to for years. In my case, it was the newest direct import from Evening Land: a white Burg, Dominique Lafon’s Saint Veran 09, and cooking a whole rabbit. If I go to a restaurant and there’s rabbit on the menu, [...]

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Owen Roe Yakima Red Mags

We’ve got Owen Roe Yakima Red magnums. Finally. And they are gorgeous. I’ve got some friends who are SO hard to buy for – now it’s handled. Whew. The bottles are stunning. David’s labels (image below) are hand engraved photogravure prints of the castles and ruins near his ancestral home in Ireland. It’s a hassle [...]

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Robyn’s Laura Volkman Experience

I gave longtime friend Robyn Lillehei a bottle of Rachel 09 and she generously shared her Volkman Experience with me. -  Jean The celery, shallots and garlic were “setting up” in the sauté pan, just as Alida Marie had counseled during my Cajun cooking lesson 27 years ago.  It was time to toss in a [...]

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Brick House Spring Releases

Brick House Boulder Block Pinot noir 09, Evelyn’s Pinot noir 09 (we are so lucky to get some!) Chardonnay 09. They come they go. We have. Below, back porch at Brick House

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Cameron, Crowley, Evesham Wood

Six new wines today that Marcus found on his road trip to wine country on Monday. Cameron, Crowley, Evesham Wood – a few hundred cases of the highest production wine, down to 45 cases total for the Evesham Le Puit Sec Chard and Tempranillo. Oregon Pinot noirs from Cameron, Crowley, and Evesham Wood.

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