Gourmet Rosé Foray!
Spring is here and with it comes the new releases of Rosés! These are not the cloyingly sweet White Zinfandels of years past, but delicate, dry, fruity, and juicy wines that celebrate the new season. We tasted through about 30 wines and selected 9 of our local favorites that show how different varietals and varied winemaking techniques can express themselves – four made from Pinot Noir, four from other varietals, and one sparkling wine.
Rosés of Pinot Noir
’18 Bethel Heights Pinot Noir Rosé Estate Eola-Amity
’18 Coria Rosé of Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
’18 Raptor Ridge Rosé of Pinot Noir Willamette Valley
’18 Teutonic Rosé Laurel Vineyard Chehalem Mountain
Rosés of Other Varietals
’18 Abacela Grenache Rosé Estate Umpqua Valley
’18 Dunham Rosé Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley
’18 Illahe Tempranillo Rosé Willamette Valley
’18 Linen by Bergevin Lane Rosé Cabernet Sauvignon/ Syrah/Malbec/Petit Verdot Estate Walla Walla
Sparkling Rosé of Pinot Noir (available only by the bottle)
’18 Planet Oregon by Soter – Soter Winery donates 100% of the profits of this wine to the Oregon Environmental Council
$42 per bottle
$12 per glass
$14 for a tasting flight of any 3
Our Featured Winery of the Month is J. K. Carriere!
Jim Prosser started the beautiful chaos that is J.K. Carriere. He’s spent twenty-five years in wine, and now twenty years at JKC purposefully crafting just 4,500 cases of acid-centered Pinot Noir, some bubbles, rosé, and a little Chardonnay at his winery on Parrett Mountain in Newberg, Oregon. The wines of JKC are reference quality, age-worthy gems that will catch hold of you and resonate within. He is, indeed, building the wines he set out to make in 1999.
By the Glass:
’18 Glass White Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 15
’17 Pinot Noir “Provocateur” Willamette Valley 16
By the Bottle:
’18 Glass White Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 46
’15 Chardonnay “Lucidite” Temperance Hill Vy 63
’17 Pinot Noir “Provocateur” Willamette Valley 50
’15 Pinot Noir “Vespidae” Willamette Valley 76
’15 Pinot Noir “Antoinette” Temperance Hill Vy 115
Reduced pricing available for retail purchase
The Eighth Annual Winter Wednesday Supper Series was a huge success!
Every Wednesday through the winter was been assigned a theme, and Chef Martin and his staff cooked a menu and pair beverage to that theme, with Martin, Janet and the team joining the party to talk about the food while you eat and drink amongst the valley’s finest.
This year we mixed it up a bit! We tilted toward more thematic dinners to keep us inspired, and to keep you intrigued.
The Line Up!
January 16: Tapas and Paella!
January 23: La Cucina Italiana
January 30: Classic Steakhouse
February 6: #Pork Bacon Nation
February 13: Vive la France
February 20: Follow the Oregon Trail
February 27: Under the Sea
March 6: German Beer Hall
March 13: Caribbean Night
March 20: Only Hors d’Oeuvres