Wine List for Weekly Tasting
The Pinot “Situation” 2016 (Oregon)
Fresh and bright aromas of strawberries and flowers follow through to a medium to full body, fine and juicy tannins and a savory finish. A beauty. From environmentally sustainable grapes
Carmel Road “Monterey” 2015 (California)
This Monterey Pinot Noir is French oak aged briefly to add earthy, dark toast undertones to this brightly fragrant, berry spiced wine. The balance of the final wine is fantastic as it comes together in a velvety finish.
Maison L’Envoye “Two Messengers” 2014 (Oregon)
The wine opens with lifted primary red fruits and notes of five spice on the nose. On the palate, red currant and pomegranate characters are supported by supple tannins and vibrant acidity through a long, satisfying finish. Sometimes the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Averaen “Willamette Valley” 2016 (Oregon)
This pinot fermented in a mix of temperature controlled stainless steel & wooden tanks, aged 10 months in all French oak barrels. Red-purple in color with well-formed legs; dry, medium-bodied with refreshing acidity and medium phenolics. Delicious, supple, fresh, delicious red fruit Pinot Noir with notes of spice and cola. Layered while still fresh and alive in the mouth.
Orogeny “Russian River” 2015 (California)
Dense and chewy, with ripe, vivid wild berry and blackberry fruit providing the core. Full-bodied, with great acidity and firm tannins, letting the fruit fan out and elevate on the finish.
Hartford Court “Russian River” 2015 (California)
Aromas of blackberries, blueberry, and nutmeg are followed by flavors of Bing cherries, wild raspberries, dark plum and allspice. The dense entry is followed by a sweet and juicy mouth feel, supported by acidity, silky tannins and a subtle earthy finish.
Davis Family “Dutton Ranch” 2015 (California)
Finesse and elegance are hallmarks of this delightful appellation blend. Vibrant notes of wild strawberries, raspberry preserves, and pomegranate fill the glass. Delicate aromas of rose petals and violets intertwine with a backdrop of cinnamon, grated nutmeg, pink peppercorn, and dried cloves. Medium bright upon entry, flavors of cherry cola and Ceylon black tea coat the palate and are balanced with traces of vanilla and blonde toast.