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First-Ever 95 Point Arterberry Maresh

Congrats to one of our favorite wineries! Arterberry Maresh just cleaned up in the annual Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate Oregon report. Two 95 point wines – something no other Oregon winery achieved – plus a 94. We’re not jumping on the bandwagon; we’ve been driving it since Jim Maresh’s first releases of 2005 Pinot and [...]

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Finally back to tasting…

It’s nearly impossible to review new releases in December. We put in some unusually late hours at the new shop (12:55 was a new record) and lacked the time and energy to open anything for contemplation (read: we opened things for drinking). With the holiday madness behind us, we’re finally finding time to sit down and [...]

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Terrapin Cellars Pinot noir 2012

Big Things In Oregon: 2012 Vintage

Oregon’s 2012 vintage wines: It’s what we’ve all been waiting for, from some of our favorite wineries. Today we have five new releases from Walter Scott, Haden Fig, and Terrapin. Big things are afoot in the Willamette Valley. Walter Scott La Combe Verte Pinot noir 2012 $19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* [...]

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Owen Roe Winery

Owen Roe 2012 Great Values

Owen Roe has got to be excited for people to try their 2012 wines. They’re filled with everything that made so many of our customers fall in love with Owen Roe nearly a decade ago. Ready to drink, gushing with flavor, great value. Owen Roe Sharecropper’s Pinot noir 2012 $17.95 in any 12 bottle or [...]

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Rasa Vox Populi Mourvedre

Rasa Vineyards Rocks Walla Walla Wines

Walla Walla’s Rasa Vineyards Rocks – Billo Naravane is a rock star winemaker, and the vineyards he uses to make his rockin’ wines are in  the coveted “rocks” area on the Oregon side of the Walla Walla appellation (where the Cayuse vineyards are located.) In just five vintages, Rasa is a mailing list/waiting list winery. [...]

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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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