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Don Johnson Miami Vice

Oregon Wine – Miami Vice Vines

Back in the early 1980s, while everyone was busy trying to dress like “Sonny” on Miami Vice, vines were being planted in the Willamette Valley. Thankfully, because today they produce awesome Pinot and Gamay. Old vines in Oregon are rare. $25 wines made from old vines are much rarer. But today we have TWO! Whistling [...]

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Evening Land La Source Pinot noir 2010

Wine Spectator 95 Point Oregon Pinot noirs

Oregon 2010 Pinots score again! Wine Spectator just published a new string of scores for 2010 Oregon Pinots including two “Hot Wines” with 95 point scores from Ayoub and Evening Land. Wine Spectator 95 Points Evening Land Vineyards La Source Pinot noir 2010 $53.95 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case* ($59.95 retail) [...]

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Two Too Good – Haden Fig Oregon Pinot noir

Two Too Good – Under $30 Haden Fig Pinot noirs Today we have two new Haden Fig single vineyard Oregon Pinot noirs that are too good to pass up, especially for under $30. They are tiny production Pinots that belong in your glass and in your cellar. These two wines encompass what makes me love [...]

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Blind Friday – A Pinot Pairing Party

We’re starting a new tradition at Avalon – “Blind Friday.” If you want to turn a small dinner party into a medium sized one, host a blind tasting. The event was a huge success.  I could tell because we started out with three judges, but as soon as friends smelled what was cooking we ended [...]

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