There are some real characters in the Oregon wine industry (some of my co-workers included.) A favorite of mine is Brigadoon winemaker Matt Shown. His no-holds barred joy towards life results in stories that are hilarious and impressive.
At right, Matt with father Chris
Matt’s wines continue to impress as well with their first ever bottling of non-estate fruit from the Eola-Amity Hills:
Brigadoon Pinot noir Eola Amity Hills 2011 $25.16 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* (retail $27.95
Opening with a nose that reminds me why I fell for Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in the first place. Deep aromatics reward with sweet cherries and earth. High cherry tones resonate across the palate, followed by dried herbs and a touch of rose. Highly recommended. 75 cases produced