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Two Biggies – Homer and La Source

Two of the real “biggies” of Oregon Pinot noir are here. Shea’s Homer Pinot noir is their very best wine bottled as the “home run” of the lineup.  Evening Land La Source is the third vintage of Pinot noir from a winery whose iconoclastic owner is reinventing the way you think about Oregon wine. Shea’s [...]

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Oregon Wine – Two New 2008 Pinot noirs Under $25

A new batch of Oregon 2008 Pinot noirs are out this week – here’s two standouts: BEST BUY – Pappas Pinot noir 08 $13.99 any 12 – Yumm! Immediately appealing, a lively perfume of red raspberry and damson plum ushers in a silky textured Pinot. Delicate red fruit flavors – raspberry, red currant, and plum [...]

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“Moreish-ness” – Not Enough of It

In a recent issue of Decanter magazine, disappointed wine reviewers were discussing California Cabs. They talked about how the wines “tic off all the boxes” for a good wine (balance, flavor, etc) but there wasn’t anything more- that little extra something that makes a memorable wine.  They called the quality of having that special something [...]

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