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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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A Decade of Brick House Wines

I sat at Doug Tunnell’s kitchen table on a cold, rainy afternoon last weekend, starting my second decade tasting his Brick House wines.¬† It swept me into memories of twenty-some years of visiting Oregon winemakers. Every year is more rewarding: the latest vintage is always a fresh, new exploration of what Oregon wine is all [...]

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Brick House Vineyard

Oregon Gamay noir Part 1 – The Grape

Gamay noir is the secret grape of Oregon’s Thanksgiving dinners. Dwarfed by the popularity of Pinot noir, Gamay is made by just a few Oregon wineries. Our version¬† is a delicious, ready to drink red wine with hints of the flavors of Pinot noir and a juicy, fruity quality all its own. It is particularly [...]

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Cristom harvest crew

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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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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