Seductive, Opulent, Textured,
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Penner Ash Pinot
Ridge Pinot noir 05
Pinot noir Shea Vyd 04
Ash Pinot noir 05
$40.05 12 or more
Lynn Penner Ash describes her new
"Seductive nose of baked cherry pie, allspice
and black currants. Broad expression on the
palate displays soft tannins and a sweet
core of red fruits. Softly textured and opulent
with vanilla and Asian spice lingering on
Lynn Penner Ash
has the Midas touch! Great concentration
and luscious cherry and blackberry flavors
prevail here, with complex notes of incense
and nicely integrated oak. Always a customer
favorite, the wine is youthfully open for
near-term drinking but well-balanced for
longer-term cellaring. This is a dazzling
Oregon Pinot Noir.
Blended from Palmer
Creek, Bella Vida, Shea, Seven Springs, Momtazi,
Justice, La Colina, and Bethel Heights vineyard
sources, it's Lynn's take on the Willamette
Valley's 2005 vintage, and it's a keeper.
now, it's good for medium term cellaring
from 2-7 years.
Order a case of Penner Ash Willamette
Valley Pinot noir 05
and save $53.40 off
retail of $534.00.
Ash Case Pack $540
luxurious case of both ready to drink and
cellar worthy Pinot noir from one of Oregon's
outstanding winemakers. Great gift for
the discerning winelover.
bottles of Lynn Penner Ash's
Penner Ash Willamette Valley Pinot
See review above.
Second, six bottles of the
stunning single vineyard
Dusky Goose Pinot noir 04 $49.45
Made by Lynn Penner Ash for the winery. Full-bodied,
yet sumptuously complex, the 2004 Dusky Goose
Pinot noir wine has its characteristic candied
fruit and dried cherry notes, along with glorious
layers of lush black cherries and berries,
and hints of dried lavender, dried orange zest,
and a high note in both nose and flavor of
intensely sweet and concentrated dried fruit.
The balance is so good, the wine should cellar
well for more than ten years.
Quality Pinot noir, Shea Vineyard, Top
2004 Vintage, Only $30
Stevenson of Stevenson Barrie
Barrie is a favorite
"Indie" winery with a low profile
and fabulous wines. Here's Michael Stephenson's
take on the Shea Vineyard in 2004 and it's
about the best price we've seen for a wine
made from fruit from this top vineyard. And
Barrie Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 04 $30
Big black cherry, vanilla, roses, violets and
graham in the nose are reiterated in the flavors,
adding hints of blackberry, pie spice, and
layers of subtle fresh earth and herbs. The
finish is long, echoing luscious fruit and
spice, with an uplifting acidity and fine tannins,
a tiny bit gripping, but settling down immediately
after decanting. A steal.
long as you're on the Stevenson
Barrie page, Michael's Freedom Hill 04
and Temperance Hill 04 are also great deals.
Ridge 2005 Pinot noir Case Pack
Oh how we love that once a year celebration
when Raptor Ridge releases their Pinot noirs!
Outrageously good, and very limited, we have
a small number of these mixed cases of three
of their 2005's.
This case pack contains:
6 bottles Raptor Ridge Pinot noir Willamette
Valley 05 $30
4 bottles Raptor Ridge Reserve Pinot noir
2 bottles Raptor Ridge Shea Vineyard Pinot
noir 05 $47
Ridge Willamette Valley 2005 $30
I just about fell over when I was greeted by
the '05 Raptor Ridge Willamette Valley. Aromas
of fresh rose petals with lovely red fruit
perfume and hints of sandalwood that carry
through the wine. The '05 is more red-fruit
driven than the previous two vintages, with
perfectly ripe red cherry and raspberry flavors.
Soft but structured, accessible but well-balanced,
this is an outrageously good wine.
Ridge 05 Reserve $38
The nose is filled with red fruit crème
brulee complemented by rose petal accents.
The silky '05 Reserve exhibits the right
combination of supple tannins and finesse
mingling with lingering red raspberry and
seamlessly integrated oak and the finish.
So delicious and more nuanced than the
2003 and 2004.
Ridge Shea '05 $47
If you have to ask...Raptor Ridge + Shea Vineyard
+ the wonderful 2005 vintage equals a gem for
your cellar. It's generous yet elegant, beautifully
balanced, with lots of characteristic Shea
violets and rose in the nose and flavor. Refined,
seductive, refreshing, balanced for cellaring.
The wines above
are not available as separate purchases in
750 ml bottles. We do have a small number
of 1/2 bottles of two of Raptor Ridge's wines:
Ridge Pinot noir Reserve 05 375 ml $25.00
Ridge Shea Vineyard Pinot noir 05 375
= Annual Wine Releases from Indie Wineries
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great new Oregon and Washington wines right
now, most from tiny wineries whose annual
November releases come and go quickly. Check
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change daily as the new wines keep pouring
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