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Terrapin Cellars Pinot noir 2012

Big Things In Oregon: 2012 Vintage

Oregon’s 2012 vintage wines: It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, from some of our favorite wineries. Today we have five new releases from Walter Scott, Haden Fig, and Terrapin. Big things are afoot in the Willamette Valley. Walter Scott La Combe Verte Pinot noir 2012 $19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* [...]

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Ovum Wines Off the Grid Riesling

Oregon Riesling From Ovum Wines

It takes something remarkable to turn our heads. John House and Ksenija Kostic at Ovum did exactly that last week with two stunning Rieslings. Ovum Wines Off the Grid Riesling 2011 $21.55 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($23.95 regular) So mouthwatering my nose puckered when the wine hit the glass. Racy [...]

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Oregon Wine: Eyrie Vineyards

You can make a powerful argument that Eyrie is the most important winery in Oregon. From a historical perspective, Eyrie was instrumental in establishing Oregon’s reputation as a world-class wine growing region. They’ve also been kind enough to share decades of library wines with the world, to truly understand the aging potential of Oregon Pinots [...]

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Cristom harvest crew

A Harvest Distilled and Fermented

From afar it might appear that during harvest the same routine is being followed by every winery in the state. Get a little closer, however, and you’ll see that each ‘estate’ has their own distinct traditions and particular ways of handling the stresses of making wine. To highlight some of these unique, and often idiosyncratic [...]

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Ebony Wines Olenik Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Like Shea? You’ll Love Ebony Pinot noir

I am so pleased to announce an Avalon exclusive, Ebony Wines Olenik Vineyard Pinot noir 2010. If you like Shea, you’ll love Ebony Wines. Ebony owner and winemaker Chris Mazepink was at Shea Wine Cellars from the 2004 through the 2006 vintage and worked on some of their finest wines. Today, Ebony Wines is his [...]

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