This bottle of wine has made a few trips around the sun. I first tasted it a few years after its harvest out at the winery’s quaint tasting room overlooking the lower Ribbon Ridge hills. It was hot. Hot enough to want to sit inside for us native north-westerners. Air conditioning was rare, and welcomed….
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Ringing in the New Year with Lenne Estate’s Pinot Noir
It’s been a whirl-wind few months being back in Oregon. This fall, we moved two states, finally got into a new apartment, I started a new job, we’ve been searching for wedding venues for next year, and have spent lots of time on Oregon’s highways visiting friends and family. After two months on the go,…
2013 Brandborg Westbrook Vineyard Pinot Noir
On my last trip out to Oregon, I enjoyed a day of wine tasting in the Umpqua Valley while traveling between the coast and central Oregon. It was a heavenly day with bright, warm sunshine, beautiful rolling vineyards, and some amazingly good wine. While I love visiting the tasting rooms and sampling their portfolio of…
Swedish Hills Blue Water’s Chardonnay
While Utah is Zion to some, it’s a wine-lover’s hell. Going on a year and half in this desert oasis, I’ve been on a bit of a wine hiatus and missing it dreadfully. Luckily for me, I have some great friends around the country and few near some great wine. One of my oldest-friends who…
An Austrian Red: Hopler Pannonica Red Blend
Before buying this bottle of wine I must admit that I had never had a red wine from Austria. I didn’t even know what types of red grapes grew in Austria. But that is one of my favorite things about drinking wine; it opens you up to the world and offers you the chance to…
A Crowd Pleaser: Cline Family Cellar’s Chardonnay
This past weekend, I got together with two of my girlfriends from college to watch our alma mater play football. While we no longer live in the same city, we try to still see each other on occasion. Life has gotten busy. We are aren’t the same college kids as when we met. But no…
A Reason to Reisling: Brooks Wine’s 2012 Yamhill Riesling
A fantastic wine with bold acidity and candied fruit flavors. On the first whiff, Brooks Wine’s 2012 Yamhill Riesling greets you like an expensive perfume with aromas of honeydew, tart peaches, and spring flowers. Then the boutique blossoms further with flavors of jolly rancher green apple and bright citrus. But what I loved most about…
Red, White & Blue: Three Wines for Your 4th of July
The Fourth of July is a great time to have guests over! Here are Three Wines for Your 4th of July — A Red, a white and even a “blue”.
Kick off Your Fourth of July with a Festive, Patriotic Wine: A Review of Charles & Charles 2014 Rose
To start off this festive week, I snagged a fun, patriotic wine to enjoy: Charles & Charles 2014 Rosé. The bright pink color and tribute to the American flag caught my eye on the store shelf.
Toe to Toe with Left Coast Cellars’ 2011 Latitude 45 Pinot Noir
Well balanced and layered, the wine matched me toe to toe after a stressful day at work.
A Delightful Balance of Old and New — 2012 Left Coast Truffle Hill Chardonnay
This inviting lush chardonnay is well-balanced, medium-bodied and easy to drink.
Phelps Creek Vineyards’ 2012 Cuvee Alexandrine Pinot Noir
From first sip, I knew I had tasted something special. Refreshing different, this wine plays on the palate with balanced fruit and earth to the tune of a rich, not-to-be-forgotten Pinot Noir.