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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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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hello from Andy at Avalon Wine – Summer camp, golf camp, band camp - they have nothing on Pinot Camp. Three days in Oregon Wine Country, immersed in all things Oregon Pinot. I was lucky enough to go this summer (you have to be invited, and part of the wine industry). Through all the delicious [...]
Read more about Ebony Wines and Chris Mazepink Read about the Oregonian’s recognition of the 2010 Ebony “The Quarry” Pinot noir on May 22, 2012. Tasted with Chris Mazepink yesterday – such a generous man, he spent quite a bit of time with me and my sister, who is visiting on vacation, and he [...]
Oregon Pinot noir has both its rising stars and its pioneering winemakers. here are four you want to know.
We received more phone calls and emails about the Belle Pente Willamette Valley Pinot noir 08 than we have for ANY other 2008 Pinot. As it usually goes with really good wines that are under the radar, the wine was sold out before the New York Times chose it as their #1 2008 Oregon Pinot. [...]
Oregon Pinot noir from Black Cap is made by jason lett of Eyrie Vineyards. Jason Lett’s Black Cap Pinots have one thing in common across the vintages – every wine has aromas that produces a Pavlovian response…it makes you salivate for what you’re about to taste.