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
Spring Wine Sale
Our wine list has gotten too long and we need to move out the wines we only have one or two bottles of left in inventory to make room for new arrivals. Check out these sale prices!
’12 Carabella Pinot Noir Estate Chehalem Mountains $47.20
’15 Left Coast Pinot Noir “Latitude 45°” Estate Willamette Valley $40.80
’11 Siltstone Pinot Noir Guadalupe Vineyard Willamette Valley $39.20
’15 Valcan Pinot Noir Willamette Valley $30.40
’15 Bells Up Syrah “Firebird” Summit View Vineyard Walla Walla $44.80
’13 Quady North Cabernet Franc Applegate Valley $36.80
’14 Saviah Barbera Dugger Creek Vineyard Walla Walla $40.80
’10 Sinclair Estate Vineyards Merlot Columbia Valley $37.60
’17 Bells Up Pinot Blanc “Rhapsody” Willamette Valley $36.00
’14 Dominio IV Viognier “Still Life” Rogue Valley $30.40
’16 Esther Glen Winery Pinot Gris “Single Vineyard Series” Willamette Valley $25.60
’15 Quady North Viognier Steelhead Run Vineyard Southern Oregon $28.00
’16 Ransom Albarino Eola-Amity $31.20
Our Featured Winery of the Month is Torii Mor!
Torii Mor Winery started with a vision: the pursuit of elegant, Old World style Pinot Noirs. Dr. Donald Olson moved to Oregon to pursue this vision and purchased a vineyard planted in1972 in the Willamette Valley and renamed it Olson Estate Vineyard. High in the Dundee Hills, the ten acres of old vines produce high-quality Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, and Chardonnay year after year. After the first vintage in 1993 with just 1,000 cases, Torii Mor now produces 10,000 cases annually under the direction of Burgundian winemaker Jacques Tardy.
Jacques brings his Burgundian heritage and years of experience to Torii Mor, and carefully produces wines of elegance, balance, and intention, utilizing the Olson Estate Vineyard and other prestigious vineyards within the Willamette Valley.
They are proud to be a part of the innovations made in Oregon in environmental stewardship. In 2007, they built a gravity flow winery on the estate, complete with solar panels on the south facing roof. Their commitment to sustainability has awarded them two special achievements: LIVE Certification and LEED Gold Certification.
By the Glass and Bottle:
’17 Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 9/29
’15 Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 12/38
By the Bottle:
’16 Pinot Noir Deux Verres Reserve Willamette Val. 73
’16 Pinot Noir Olson Dundee Hills 94
’13 Port Rogue Valley 375ml 73
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