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Liquid Gold

We just tasted an amazing, unique white wine from one of Oregon’s most promising young winemakers. Only 45 cases total were made; we have a mere 10 cases to offer you exclusively. It’s liquid gold. Minimus Gruner Veltliner Johan Vineyard 2013 $19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($21.95 regular) Lemons and [...]

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Arterberry Maresh 2012s – Must-haves

Tasting Jim Maresh’s 2012s further solidifies our conclusion: Arterberry Maresh is easily one of Oregon’s best wineries. Any Oregon Pinot or Chardonnay fan should carve out space in their cellar for his wines. To answer the presumptive question: yes, these are “must-haves.” New releases: Arterberry Maresh Juliard Vineyard Pinot noir 2012 $52.15 in any 12 [...]

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2012 Arterberry Maresh

It’s here. 2012 Arterberry Maresh Maresh Vineyard Pinot noir. There’s a great deal of anticipation for the 2012 vintage. Releases like Jim Maresh’s Maresh Vineyard Pinot demonstrate that the excitement is entirely justified. This wine could very well become legendary. It belongs in any serious collection of Oregon Pinot noir. Arterberry Maresh Pinot noir Maresh [...]

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An awesome Friday night

After a long week, I’m not always in the mood for more wine. But last night I had a box of new rosés and whites and a slab of fresh Oregon salmon…it made for such an awesome Friday night that I had to write about the wines today. Here’s are the half-dozen new rosés I [...]

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Flagship Oregon Chardonnay

It’s time to change Chardonnay perspectives. We say that because every day someone comments to us about how they don’t like Chardonnay. The nearly universal reason: clunky, heavy, buttery Chards. Our response: it’s time to try Oregon-style Chardonnay – it’ll change your perspective. Oregon highlights mouthwatering citrus and orchard fruit flavors with suave textures and [...]

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Going…going…gone!

We’re seeing a trend: 2012 Oregon Pinots are selling at a rapid pace. Two of our most popular Pinots are on last call today, with literal handfuls of cases left. Going…going…gone! We’re simultaneously launching and last-calling 2012 Bone & Marrow Pinot noir, from our downstairs neighbors Bow & Arrow. Just one barrel was made. Walter [...]

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This is why we sell wine

We love selling wine and we feel lucky to come to work everyday and talk wine. Even so, there are particular wines that just light us up, that make us want to stand on a rooftop and yell about how good Oregon Pinot can be. We’re warming up our voices and preparing to yell: the [...]

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$27 Champoux Cab and $25 Sheridan Cab

Hello from Marcus at Avalon Wine Inc. – 2007 vintage Champoux Vineyard Cab for $27 and Sheridan Vineyard Cab for $25. I can’t wait to get these wines in your glass – it’s one of the coolest offerings I can remember. Fans of Cabernet should immediately skip ahead and order by the case. Two of [...]

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The Best 2012 Pinots Yet

Put simply, the Walter Scott 2012 Pinots are “must-haves.” It’s the best line-up of 2012s I’ve tasted yet. Today’s offering is several months in the making. I first barrel tasted the Walter Scott 2012s in September 2013. They were already smoking! Now they’re in bottle and ready to ship March 1. I’m so excited about [...]

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Wines I’m digging

The weekend is almost here and surprise surprise, I’m thinking about wine. I’ve tasted a ton of cool wines this week and these are the winners. I highly recommend all three – there’s a little something for everyone. I hope you have a great weekend and that your glass is filled with something tasty. Cheers! [...]

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