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Six New Oregon Standouts

 

We’re just back from an awesome Oregon wine trade tasting. We tried 50 new Oregon wines and found six new standout releases.

There are four amazing summer wines from Evesham Wood and Grochau Cellars, plus two super-collectible Brick House Pinots.
at right, we’re hard at work tasting

Evesham Wood Tempranillo Rose 2011
$12.55 in any 12 bottle order or build a case
($13.95 retail) 150 cases produced
Yes, Tempranillo grows in the Willamette Valley. And it’s made into one of the most compellingly wonderful Oregon Roses. This wine was sold out before anyone tasted it. Very limited.

Evesham Wood Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2011
$12.55 in any 12 bottle order or build a case
($13.95 retail)
An absolutely killer deal. Clean, crisp, stainless steel fermented Chardonnay, entirely from Eola Springs vineyard. We’ve long wondered how this wine can be so good and so cheap – better to just nod and smile.

Evesham Wood Gruner Veltliner 2011
$14.35 in any 12 bottle order or build a case
($15.95 retail) 45 cases produced
Evesham’s Gruner is filled with mineral and pepper notes to go with the bright peach and citrus flavors. A great bottle to crack with an afternoon cheese plate!

Grochau Cellars Rose of Pinot noir 2011
$14.35 in any 12 bottle order or build a case
($15.95 retail)
This is my favorite Pinot noir Rose of 2011. Strawberry and raspberry flavors are made creamier by neutral barrel aging, with a juice-like 11.5% alcohol. Down the gullet, ready for the next glass. Pure refreshment.

Brick House Evelyn’s Pinot noir 2010
$58.45 in any 12 bottle order or build a case
($64.95 retail)
You have to be in the right place at the right time to nab Evelyn’s – it has become one of Oregon’s most allocated Pinots. A classic, structured Brick House Pinot for the cellar.

Brick House Boulder Block Pinot noir 2010
$40.45 in any 12 bottle order or build a case
($44.95 retail)
I was impressed with how well Boulder Block was showing at yesterday’s tasting. I still recommend aging it to experience the magic. Doug poured 2005 Les Dijonnais from a magnum to provide a glimpse at what’s to come from his 2010s. Outstanding.

Thanks for supporting Northwest Wine!

P.S. Don’t forget about our new 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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