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Illahe Vineyards: Oregon Winery to Know

You want to know about Illahe. The 2012 Illahe whites are ambrosia in a bottle: a rich Pinot gris, a layered Gruner, and an intense Viognier. We are most drawn to wineries like Illahe. The owners grow their own grapes and are deeply committed to the longterm: Lowell Ford has 30+ years experience in the [...]

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Oregon Pinot noir Values: Worth the Wait

 Hello from Marcus at Northwest Wine, I have two new Oregon Pinot noir values worth the wait. While nearly all of the sub-$25 2010 Oregon Pinots have been sold out for months, Et Fille and Whistling Dog waited patiently until their wines were ready. And man are they ready!   Et Fille Willamette Valley 2010 [...]

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Ken Wright Cellars’ New Wine Spectator Ratings

Wine Spectator’s Insider just came out, featuring a line-up of Ken Wright 2010 Pinots. You’ll find them here. And it’s last call on one of the highest-scoring Pinots of the 2010 vintage, Bethel Heights Casteel Reserve Pinot noir 2010. Wine Spectator 93 Points Ken Wright Cellars Yamhill-Carlton District Savoya Vineyard 2010 $49.45 in any 12 [...]

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Crowley Wines 2011 wines

Oregon Wine: Crowley Wines 2011

We often joke about all the mistakes young wineries make, so it’s especially refreshing to see a young winery that’s doing everything right: Crowley. Tyson, Emily, Evan and crew are making incredible wines with integrity and keeping their prices modest. Crowley Wines Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2011 $22.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a [...]

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John Paul, Cameron Winery

Oregon Wine: Cameron Winery Values

Cameron values substance over style, which might help explain the awesome wine values they gift us with each year. Here’s their biggest value release: Willamette Valley Pinot, Chardonnay, and Pinot Bianco! Cameron Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2011 $17.95 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* Attention! This dynamite value Pinot will be gone [...]

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Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard: A Sure Thing

I can’t make up new words to describe Soos Creek Champoux Vineyard Cabernet and Ciel du Cheval Vineyard, so I will say the most important thing: buy them. Wines like these make me proud to be in the wine business, reds that over-deliver for the price, that you can recommend without hesitation, that are purely awesome. [...]

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Northwest Wine Club newsletter

Avalon Wine Club March Selections

Northwest Wine Club March Selections Oregon Reserve Pinot Noir Club Colene Clemens Reserve 2010 & Westrey Justice Vineyard 2010 Colene Clemens Reserve 2010 
$45 retail $38.25 member price Wine Advocate 92 Pts: The 2010 Pinot Noir Reserve offers a striking aroma of diverse flowers, smoky black tea and Asian “five spice”, fresh ripe cherry and [...]

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Oregon Pinot noir: Two “Insider” Pinots

We have two exciting new “Insider” Oregon Pinot noir for you, from excellent vineyards: Shea and Croft. With only 5 barrels of Stephen Goff and 7 barrels of Spindrift these Pinots are nearly impossible to find outside of Oregon, except with your Avalon “Insider” connection. Wine Spectator 91 Points Spindrift Cellars Croft Vineyard Pinot noir [...]

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