Hello from Marcus at Avalon 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!
$21.55 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case ($23.95 regular)
I’ve been bugging the father-daughter team behind Et Fille for months about when they’d release their 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot. We went gangbusters on the 2010 Et Fille Heredity because it was beautiful. The WV is a similar wine, for $10 less! This smells great, and tastes greater. Supple and gorgeous, brimming with red and blackberries and a subtle caramel undertone. I highly recommend it.
Whistling Dog Melange 2010
$21.55 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case ($23.95 regular))
Only 3 barrels were made – this stuff is going to fly! Avalon customers are no strangers to Whistling Dog – I’ve been recommending their exceptional value Pinots since the first vintage. Their Pinots are treated like reserve wines, yet none carry the “reserve” price tag. The 2010 Melange attracts you with its dark cherry fruit, while a melange of cool things happens in the background: sweet dark berries, crushed herbs, and cherry fruit leather, all coming together with a zippy brightness. Great juice.
Speaking of ready, I’m ready to help with an order. Thank you for reading and for supporting Avalon. Have a great weekend!
* P.S. Don’t forget about our Build a Case program. Buy a few bottles now, a few bottles later and when you hit 12 bottles, we’ll apply the 10% discount and shipping charge to your full order. Simply select “Build a Case” in your shipping preferences or let us know you’d like to build a case – it’s that easy.
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