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2028 W Corlland St,
Chicago, IL 60657
phone: (503) 939-1308
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Seattle WA 98144
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The International Wine Cellar by Stephen Tanzer
2012 Pinot Noir Hommage Willamette Valley ($27) Light red. Aromas of pungent red berries, cherry skin and dried rose, with a hint of musky underbrush in the background. Tangy redcurrant and rose pastille flavors show good focus and a hint of bitter rhubarb, which adds refreshing bite to the back half. Finishes on a gently tannic note, with repeating florality and very good focus and length. 91
2012 Pinot Noir Lazarus Willamette Valley ($26) Light, bright red. Vibrant red berry and floral scents are complicated by suggestions of tea rose and Asian spices. Lively and sharply focused on the palate, offering zesty redcurrant and strawberry flavors and a touch of blood orange. Finishes clean and spicy, leaving suave floral and mineral notes behind. 90
2011 Pinot Noir Souris Willamette Valley ($45) (from fruit grown in the Whistling Ridge and Durant vineyards; made with 55% whole clusters and raised in 40% new oak): Vivid red. Vibrant red berry and Asian spice aromas are given depth by notes of vanilla and licorice and pick up a minerally nuance with air. Juicy raspberry and cherry-cola flavors tighten up in the mid-palate and show very good clarity. Finishes spicy and long, with silky tannins adding structure. 91
2011 Pinot Noir Durant Vineyard Dundee Hills ($40) (made with 40% whole clusters): Bright red. High-pitched red berry and floral scents are complemented by Asian spices and smoky minerals. Tangy and precise, offering intense strawberry and bitter cherry flavors with sexy star anise and allspice nuances. A silky, graceful rendition of pinot that finishes with excellent clarity and lift and fully integrated tannins. 91
How To Win In Wine Without Losing Your Shirt, Part Two
This is the second in a series that explores business models in the wine industry. Here we examine the category of urban wineries.
Urban wineries require a flip of expectations – from self-contained system of a winery building that’s immediately surrounded by vineyards, to a more cooperative model where the winery is located in the middle of a town and grapes are brought to it from vineyards several miles away. The urban winery model yields a new understanding of how to operate a wine business at a profit, especially when buy-in for new entrants to the self-contained system is so prohibitively high.
Oregon’s 50 Best Wines
Five of the city’s top wine connoisseurs sampled more than 400 Oregon wines to select the best the state has to offer. Now it’s your turn to sample the results!
DRINK, EAT, STAY, PLAY in Portland & the Willamette
I tasted a lot of different wines in the Willamette, but Marcus Goodfellow’s Matello Wines stood out, and this single vineyard Pinot Noir was my very favourite. Determined to not “dumb down” his wines, he is a terroir-ist in my favourite sense. Goodfellow focuses on entirely Willamette fruit, treating each site individually, with the respect due.
Portland Food and Drink
2010 Matello Wines Rosé of Pinot Noir (approximately 13.00-16.00)
If the Tradition is Owen Wilson, the Matello is Linus Pauling. Marcus Goodfellow’s Matello Rosé of Pinot Noir is a newcomer to the Willamette Valley pink sweepstakes but in a few short years it has become one of the best examples around.