Denison Cellars is the creation of Tim and Denise Wilson. Having lived in many different winemaking regions, from Washington to the Central Coast of California, it was their love of Pinot Noir that brought them to the Willamette Valley. Launched with the 2009 vintage, they are committed to producing wines of distinction that reflect the appellations and vineyards from which the grapes are sourced. Their focus is on small lots of ultra-premium wines, created with fruit sourced from unique, sustainably-farmed vineyards within the Willamette Valley. Located in McMinnville, they are truly a boutique winery, with an annual production of only 700 cases.
By the Glass:
2016 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 9
2016 Kiff Vineyard Rose Yamhill-Carlton 11
2015 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 11
By the Bottle:
2016 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 31
2016 Kiff Vineyard Rose Willamette Valley 38
2015 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 40
2015 Pinot Noir Kiff Vineyard Yamhill-Carlton 67
2015 Pinot Noir Johnson Ridge Eola-Amity 67
2014 Tete de Cuvee Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 90
Reduced pricing available for retail purchase
Summer of ROSÉ 2017
Executive Chef Martin, who curates Subterra’s wine list, is a real rosé nut. He can’t get enough of the stuff and by the time we get into summer his side of the home garage is filled with cases and cases of rosés. All the wine reps we see know this and they mercilessly sell him one after the other. It’s always a sign that spring is here. So we decided to share a little with our valued customers! Come join us and partake in our Summer of Rose!
All the wines are dry or almost dry – not like the sweet White Zinfandel of yesteryear. They are great on a sunny day, out on a picnic, or sitting on a porch – bright and fruity, fun and delicious. If you have a glass of rosé in your hand you just got that much happier.
’16 Anne Amie Rose of Pinot Gris Twelve Oaks Estate Chehalem Mountains 33
Most people don’t know that Pinot Gris, usually made into a white wine, is a red grape. A little skin contact and a rosé is born. This rosé is very complex and refined, with sweet cherry overtones, balanced acidity and a long fruity finish.
’16 Ayres Rose of Pinot Noir Estate Ribbon Ridge 33
The first rose of the season, from esteemed Ribbon Ridge fruit, beautiful light salmon color, candied nose, bone dry, watermelon, more intense than you would think
’16 Bells Up Rosé of Pinot Noir “Prelude” Willamette Valley 33
One of the darker rosés in the lineup this year, it’s a nice, medium bodied rosé with complex flavors and balanced acidity, watermelon and strawberry, made by a great new micro-winery just up the hill from the restaurant.
’16 D’Anu Rosé of Sangiovese Seven Hills Vineyard Walla Walla 33
A very different rosé with interesting floral notes on the nose and herbal notes on the palate, this wine is fun to try to figure out. Unique, in a good way, if you are looking for something out of the ordinary.
’16 Dunham Rose of Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley 38
Made from Cabernet Franc specifically farmed, harvested, and pressed to make rosé, this pale salmon wine offers angles you don’t find in Pinot Noir, which makes it intriguing and beguiling.
’16 Illahe Tempranillo Rosé Estate Willamette Valley 32
It’s astonishing that a wine this light and delicate was made from a grape as heavy and bold as Tempranillo. It’s almost more white than rosé, and comes across as borderline fragile. Beautiful and multi-faceted, nuanced wine.
’16 J Wrigley Rosé of Pinot Noir McMinnville 33
Very pleasant and easy drinking, from a winery with one of the most beautiful views of any tasting room in the valley, this is a great picnic wine or porch sipper. Find your way up there and drink a bottle on their tasting room porch!
’16 Monks Gate North Block Dry Rosé 39
100% direct press Pommard makes this rosé beautiful with ripe strawberries, crushed rose petal and violet pastille on the nose and carried through the palate, all balanced by bright acidity and a long finish.
2016 Estate Rosé Nicholas Vineyard 39
100% Pinot Noir, pastel pink, well-balanced with bright acidity. The wine exhibits delicate aromas of fresh strawberries, watermelon with a hint of lemon zest. The palate is lively showing the same fresh summer fruits.
2017 Winter Wednesday International Supper Series Recap! We’ll Be Back in January of 2018!
Every Wednesday through the winter we assign a theme, and Chef Martin and his staff cook a menu and pair beverage to that theme, with Martin and Janet joining the party to talk about how the food was prepared, while you eat and drink amongst the valley’s finest.
January 18: Paella!
January 25: German Night
February 1: Argentinian Steakhouse
February 8: Opa! It’s Greek Night!
February 15: Vive la France
February 22: Noche Cubana
March 1: Pan Asian Night
March 8: A Trip to Key West
March 15: La Cucina Italiana
March 22: Only Hors d’Oeuvres
$39 per Person, Reservations Required!