30 Aug Oregon Tasting Sat. 9/1
Saturday, September 1
12 to 4pm
In our Event Space
We haven’t celebrated Oregon in a while and we thought it was time to correct that! Oregon works primarily with French grapes (particularly the Pinots). On the red side (Pinot Noir), Oregon really emulates Burgundy in its styling. On the white side, Oregon is more like Alsace. Try some of our absolute favorite, classic Oregonian wines on Saturday from 12-4
2017 Elk Cove Vineyards Pinot Gris
On Sale $13.99
Popular and widely available, this opens with a scent of guava, and follows with mixed fruit flavors of guava, apricot and bubblegum. It’s forward and palate-pleasing, leaving a light hint of mint at the finish.
90 Points, The Wine Enthusiast
2017 Elk Cove Vineyards Rosé
On Sale $14.99
The fruit for this all Pinot Noir Rosé is hand-harvested from select vineyard sites in the Willamette Valley. For the Rosé, we choose both young and old vines from higher elevation vineyards on their own rootstock. These give us the full flavor development and aromatics needed for a fresh white wine, within a framework of lower alcohol.
2015 Haden Fig Chardonnay “Juliette”
On Sale $36.99
Pale gold. Fresh melon, nectarine and pear on the highly perfumed, mineral- and lees-accented nose. Juicy and energetic on the palate, offering an array of concentrated yet vibrant orchard and pit fruit flavors and suggestions of lemon pith, gingery spices and toasted grain. Shows real energy and nervy cut on the impressively long finish, which features a sexy floral nuance and an exotic touch of saffron. I’d happily match this complex Chardonnay up to most high-end (not to mention more expensive) California renditions of the variety.
93 Points, Vinous
2016 Haden Fig Pinot Noir “Freedom Hill”
On Sale $27.99
We are very excited to release our first vintage of Freedom Hill Vineyard. The Dusschees planted it in 1981 and have been farming sustainably for nearly as long. The 2 acres of 20-year old, Pommard-clone offers a great insight for those looking to learn the flavor of single-clone wines when juxtaposed against the neighboring Croft vineyard. This bottle is about ripe morello cherry, and raspberry preserves and extends a firm grip to the finish. Delicious.
Erin Nuccio, Winemaker
2016 Haden Fig Pinot Noir “Bjornson”
On Sale $26.99
Set in the heart of the Eola Amity Hills, just south of the Seven Springs Vineyard, Bjornson Vineyard never fails to impress. Pattie and Mark Björnson’s meticulously-managed, LIVE-certified sustainable operation continues to be our most fruit-forward source for Haden Fig and it leverages every bit of the liveliness at play in the slopes of Eola Amity. Reflecting the character of its environment, the 2016 Haden Fig Pinot Noir Bjornson Vineyard designate hints of wild berries, subtle earth, and fresh rosemary while delivering great length.
Eric Nuccio, Winemaker
2014 Evesham Wood Pinot Noir “Mahonia”
On Sale $32.99
Deep red. Fresh, smoke- and spice-tinged blackberry, cherry, mocha and cola scents show very good clarity and lift. Silky, open-knit and appealingly sweet, offering juicy red and dark berry and spicecake flavors that put on weight with aeration. Displays impressive clarity and spicy thrust on the long, energetic finish, which features harmonious tannins and a sweet vanilla flourish.
92 Points, Vinous