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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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Marcus and Andy Wine Fight!

Wine Fight!

Evesham Wood and Haden Fig – We’ve been known to fight over them. We grab their wines the minute they arrive, and we drink them, a lot. We fight over who in the store gets them. And we only open them for friends if we’re in a really generous mood. Please hurry up and order [...]

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Evening Land

Evening Land Followup to 97 Point Chardonnay

Evening Land is one of Oregon’s biggest success stories. In only four vintages, they produced the highest rated Oregon white wine and many of the highest rated Pinots from each vintage, from multiple wine critics. They’ll do it again with these 2010s. At right, Evening Land’s Seven Springs Vineyard Evening Land Vineyards La Source Chardonnay [...]

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