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Andy Went to Pinot Camp and Found a Favorite


Hello from Andy at Northwest Wine  -
Summer camp,  golf camp,  band camp -  they have nothing on Pinot Camp. Three days in Oregon Wine Country, immersed in all things Oregon Pinot. I was lucky enough to go this summer  (you have to be invited, and part of the wine industry).

Through all the delicious Pinot I tasted  -  we’re talking hundreds of wines  -  one special Pinot stood out above the rest:  2008 Witness Tree Claim #51.

There were a lot of big personalities at Pinot Camp and wading through some of the pomp revealed the Leonard Cohen of Pinot noir.  A deep, dark,  classy feel that will only get better with a little age.

Claim 51 is made from 2 blocks of the upper vineyard  (about one acre)  looking down over the winery.  Full and finished from splash to swallow.  Wonderfully smooth red fruit with a lasting grip which had me proclaiming  ‘hallelujah’  in want for a second taste,  immediately after the first.  With less than 100 cases made, everybody won’t know about this wine but they should.

Witness Tree Claim 51 Pinot noir 08
$43.16 in any 12 bottle order ($47.95 retail)

Wine Club members get 15% off orders for Witness Tree Claim 51 08 and Benchmark 08 ($40.76). Witness Tree Benchmark was a June 2011 Reserve Pinot noir Wine Club selection.

Check out all the Witness Tree wines here.

You can order online, by email or phone. I’m looking forward to helping stock your cellar!
Andy Osterhous, Northwest Wine Serious Wine Geek and Customer Service ManagerThanks for reading,

Andy Osterhaus
Customer Service Manager and Serious Wine Geek
Northwest Wine

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