The Oregon Deep Roots Coalition (DRC) is a group of like-minded Oregon winery and vineyard owners who are dedicated to growing their vineyards without irrigation and with organic and biodynamic practices. Their annual event is at the top of our list for must-go wine tastings and yesterday’s tenth anniversary event was the best yet.
Cameron’s John Paul (at right below) is a co-founder of the DRC. The wines come and go so fast, here’s your one chance to get John Paul’s two new and very limited releases, beautiful examples of Deep Roots wines.
Cameron Dundee Hills Pinot noir 2011
$22.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($24.95)
Another exceptional value from Cameron. Dark red fruit and earth scents meld to an elegant and silky mouthful of crushed raspberry and cherry. Cameron’s Dundee Hills Pinot is a throwback to a time when Oregon winemakers used incredibly pedigreed fruit to make “basic” blends (like the 2001 Westrey Willamette Valley we had last week, made from Shea, Abbey Ridge, and Temperance Hill vineyards, that sold for $18!). – Marcus
Cameron Saignee of Pinot noir 2011
$21.55 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($23.95)
Rose petals and strawberries perfume this enticing pink wine. Flavors of Oregon strawberry, raspberry and tart pie cherry are tinged with almond, cinnamon and herbs, stretching to a long bright finish. The pedigree is of the highest – a blend from Abbey Ridge, Arley’s Leap and Clos Electrique vineyards. – Jean
For more wines from the 20+ members, check out our Oregon Deep Roots Coalition Page.
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Brick House Vineyard
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