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A Harvest Distilled and Fermented

From afar it might appear that during harvest the same routine is being followed by every winery in the state. Get a little closer, however, and you’ll see that each ‘estate’ has their own distinct traditions and particular ways of handling the stresses of making wine. To highlight some of these unique, and often idiosyncratic [...]

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Sheridan Vineyard Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Washington’s New Sheridan Vineyards Reds

Here it is, an Avalon exclusive for Oregon, the Wine Advocate 97-100 point Sheridan Block 1, plus winemaker Scott Greer’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Mystique, and his new label, Crossfork Creek Dark Matter Syrah. Wine Advocate 97-100 Points Sheridan Vineyard Block 1 Cabernet Sauvignon 2009 $103.45 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($114.95 retail) [...]

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Reynvaan Family Vineyard

Reynvaan Family Vineyards’ 2010 Syrahs

There’s no need to look into a crystal ball: Reynvaan will get high scores for their new 2010 Syrahs. How do we know? Because the 2010s are every bit as good as the blockbuster 2008s and because Reynvaan’s star is on the rise. Reynvaan Family Vineyards “In The Rocks” Syrah 2010 $49.45 in any 12 [...]

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Chris Figgins, winemaker at Figgins Estate and Leonetti Cellar

98 Point Figgins Estate Red from Leonetti Winemaker

The 98-point Figgins Estate Red 2009 made by Chris Figgins, second generation winemaker at Leonetti Cellar, arrived today! at right, Chris Figgins “Astonishing…it can stand alongside top tier Bordeaux costing four or five times as much.” It’s little wonder Leonetti Cellar wines are cherished by customers as something very special and a must for any [...]

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Owen Roe Sinister Hand Red

Owen Roe – Last Call, Allocated, Favorites

Last calls: Owen Roe’s rich and exotic Slide Mountain Cab Franc, Lady Rosa Syrah, and Red Willow Chapel Block Syrah. Rare & Allocated: Owen Roe Dubrul Vineyard 2011 Chardonnay and Riesling. New favorites: new vintage Owen Roe 2011 Sharecropper’s Pinot noir and Cabernet Sauvignon and 2011 Sinister Hand. at right, the bloody “sinister hand” that [...]

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Ebony Wines Olenik Vineyard Pinot noir 2010

Like Shea? You’ll Love Ebony Pinot noir

I am so pleased to announce an Avalon exclusive, Ebony Wines Olenik Vineyard Pinot noir 2010. If you like Shea, you’ll love Ebony Wines. Ebony owner and winemaker Chris Mazepink was at Shea Wine Cellars from the 2004 through the 2006 vintage and worked on some of their finest wines. Today, Ebony Wines is his [...]

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Marcus and Andy Wine Fight!

Wine Fight!

Evesham Wood and Haden Fig – We’ve been known to fight over them. We grab their wines the minute they arrive, and we drink them, a lot. We fight over who in the store gets them. And we only open them for friends if we’re in a really generous mood. Please hurry up and order [...]

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Evening Land

Evening Land Followup to 97 Point Chardonnay

Evening Land is one of Oregon’s biggest success stories. In only four vintages, they produced the highest rated Oregon white wine and many of the highest rated Pinots from each vintage, from multiple wine critics. They’ll do it again with these 2010s. At right, Evening Land’s Seven Springs Vineyard Evening Land Vineyards La Source Chardonnay [...]

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