An especially heavy week for developed tastings, or shops are being more developed in what they email or post. Regardless, there’s a lot to review so let's get right to it!
Here's Friday's selection. Remember, it's best to taste wine with friends, or someone special, and these can be the same, too. It's also important to remember, Oregonians don't let friends drive after swallowing too much wine. Be a real friend.
14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97229
FRIDAY June 13th, 2014
”5 wines - $8. bucks - 5:00 - 8:00 pm
“Oregon & California Wines from Hawks View Cellars...
”Planted in 1991, the 50-acre Hawks View Vineyard offers the ideal growing conditions for Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris. Their east-facing slopes protect the vines from the heat of summer, while moderate elevation ensures optimal ripening. The laurelwood and loess soils – unique to the Chehalem Mountains AVA – lend distinction. Adam Lee, winemaker, has crafted wines from the Hawks View Vineyard since the very first pick in 1995. Also making wines from five different California AVA's, Adam states, "I became a far better winemaker than I ever would have been had I never experienced Oregon’s conditions."
”Join us on Fathers Day Weekend as we welcome A.J. Kemp from Hawks View Cellars.
”Just come on in, no reservations necessary!
”The Line Up:
2012 Pinot Gris, Estate, Chehalem Mountains, OR
2013 White Pinot Noir, Estate, Chehalem Mountains, OR
2010 Pinot Noir, Estate, Chehalem Mountains, OR
2011 Pinot Noir, Soberanes Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA
2011 Syrah, Gary's Vineyard, Santa Lucia Highlands, CA”
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
"Bring Your Friends to Friday Sips"
THIS WEEK'S VERY SPECIAL FRIDAY SIPS
”Italy Represent! - Tuscan Olive Oil & Umbria Wines
”Friday, June 13, 3:00 - 6:15 (note slightly adjusted hours) with special guests Laurel Boardman from Leonida & Filippo Antonelli from Tenuta Antonelli in Montefalco
”Come join us for an afternoon of Italian delights as we have two special guests on hand to speak about their outstanding products. Laurel will be here with her family's olive oil from Northern Tuscany and Filippo will make his first return to The Cellar Door since 2010 with a line-up of 4 wines!
”WINES & OIL WHICH WILL BE UNCORKED:
- 2013 Leonida Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 2009 Antonelli Montefalco Rosso
- 2007 Antonelli Sagrantino di Montefalco
- 2009 Antonelli Sagrantino "Contrario"
- 2012 Antonelli Grechetto Colli Martani Bianco”
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Nothing scheduled Friday, June 13
Pouring @ SE Wine Collective starting at 6pm
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday night flights (5-9pm)
“Friday, June 13th
Love & Squalor + Helioterra, OR; $15”
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
June 13 - 2012 Chablis.
”These will sadly be in short supply due to mostly tiny yields so let's check out new Chablis arrivals before they're gone. Thomas Pico (Pattes Loup), Dom. Des Malandes, and Savary alongside a mix of older vintages for comparison (including Fevre). $16 “
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
”Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, June 13 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
”Rod Evans of Zancanella Imports will be pouring selection from Italy and France:
“Prosecco Brut, Althea (Veneto, Italy) $13.99
The estate covers 22 acres of vineyards in the commune of Valdobbiadene which is considered to be the finest zone for Prosecco. The Drusian family is well known for their high quality. This wine displays fine bubbles and a compelling nose that is refined and very elegant.
“Lugana, Provenza (Lombardy, Italy) 2013 $13.99
Provenza is a winery located at the south end of beautiful Lake Garda, just outside the town of Sirmione. Lugana is a very small appellation. The main grape for whites is Turbiana, a relative of Trebbiano, having developed its own character over time. Very pretty nose of barely ripe peaches and cantaloupe. Very versatile with food. All types of fish-ocean or inland, chicken, pork, fresh fruit and cheese.
“Chiaretto, Provenza (Lombardy, Italy) 2013 $13.99
This delightful rose' is from Italy's Lake Garda region, just 20 miles west of Verona. The perfect summertime wine. Very fragrant with notes of strawberries, watermelon and cherries. Dry, yet fruity and very well balanced. Its refreshing character compliments salads, fish and antipasti-or just by itself! By regulation all wines (red or rose') with a Garda appellation must be a blend of Sangiovese, Barbera, Marzemino and Groppello-what a combo-you gotta' try it.
“Beaujolais "Terre Noire", Jean-Michel Dupre' (Beaujolais, France) 2012 $10.99
A more serious Beaujolais than the price would suggest. Very small production from 60 year old vines grown at 500 meters. "Terre Noire" is a single vineyard farmed exclusively by the Dupre' family. Textbook wine, medium body, fresh fruit-great summer red-drink with a slight chill. Try with pork (the preferred meat of Beaujolais), chicken or salmon.
“Cotes du Rhone, Mavette (Rhone Valley, France) 2013 $10.99
Old school winery (concrete vats) making very true to type wines. A blend of Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre. The 2013 is bursting with blackberry fruit with a nice tannic backbone. Drink with forward cheeses and anything off the grill.
“Bordeaux Superieur, Chateau Recougne (Bordeaux France) 2010 14.99
Chateau Recougne once again demonstrates its consistency vintage to vintage and with the outstanding 2010 you will not be disappointed. The wine is made from 78%Merlot, 12% cabernet Franc and 10% cabernet Sauvignon from a vineyard just outside of Fronsac. While drinking very well now, this will age gracefully for a number of years.”
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
“Great tastings held on the first and third Fridays of each month. We serve a “flight” of five wines and usually a super-pour (extra $ and optional). Informal and fun. Served from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tasting fee”
No tasting June 13
“The Tuttles return! Barnaby and Olga of Teutonic Wines serve up new selections, joined by Andreas Resch of Germany’s Weingut Hans Resch and his great wines from the superb Scharzhofberger vineyard.
Plus, wines from Iberia: Quinta da Aveleda Vinho Branco, and Bernabeleva Camino de Navaherreros”
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
French Rosé; The Best I've Tasted this Year ($15)
Friday June 13th, 2014/ 4 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines
“French Rosé; The Best I've Tasted this Year ($15)
“Friday June 13th, 2014/ 4 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines
“It wasn't intended to turn out this way. I was just looking for a good lineup of rosé from various regions but as I tasted over the last few weeks both here at the shop and at home there were some stunning, above the pack, rosé that you deserved to taste before they disappear from the market.
“Many importers get nervous when ordering rosé as the concept for them is to be done and sold out of all of the current vintage rosé by the fall. This means that these summer charmers come and go and consistency is non existent for the most part. As it turned out each and every one in our flight is a personal favorite every year and the new vintage has turned up delicious examples of all.
“The two Corsicans are simply devine! The Abbatucci, a bit bigger and firmer than the Marquiliani, delivers unique aromas and flavors and as Kermit Lynch has aptly described it, the Marquiliani is like drinking a cloud. If you pay attention.............it really is. The Tibouren, what can I say. It would take too long to tell the whole story but you should check into it. We're pouring their oldest vine cuvee, the Vignettes. Margui is always, always my favorite $20ish rosé. The Noble Joue by Rousseau is from a tiny, tiny area in the Loire Valley where there are only six winemakers and only 69 acres of vineyards. The wine has to be made from the three Pinot grapes of the area; Pinot Meunier, Pinot Gris and Pinot Noir. To bring up the value end the Oupia is the best one I've tasted in rosé so far this year.
“Needless to say, this is one strong lineup!
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
“WINE TASTINGS are held every Friday from 5-7:30 pm. We pour a selection of 5 or 6 different wines and the cost is $10 per person, unless otherwise noted.”
“June 13 - Top Shop Picks
“Saturday, June 14 - The Portland Bottle Shop’s 3rd Anniversary Party!!!”
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland
“ Every Friday evening we hold informal, drop-in Tastings from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Try a set of six wines on the cheap and broaden your horizons - it’s fun, we promise! Newbies welcome! “
No information received or posted
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061
Nothing scheduled June 13, 14, 15
SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
Nothing schedule Friday, June 13
“When Sat, June 14, 6pm – 8pm
“Guest Winemaker - Viola Wines with Darryl Joannides
“Viola Wine Cellars is a small urban winery focused on producing Northwest wines that celebrate winemaker Darryl Joannides' Italian heritage. From stainless aged Barbera to bright and crisp Pinot Bianco, our wines are made as naturally as possible for you to enjoy with friends and family over a meal.
“The event lineup is:
- 2013 Bianco d'Allegre (Sauv Blanc/Moscato Giallo blend) 2013 Alberta Bianco (Pinot Bianco)
- 2012 Alberta Rosso
- and then one TBD”
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
“I don’t know about you, but I am salivating over the prospects! Corks will pop from 4:30-8:00 Friday evening. The patio will be open for a perfect evening of al fresco enjoyment, and I truly hope you can join the celebration. Bring some snacks for palate cleansing, some friends for sharing ideas, and we’ll provide the social lubricant!”
June 13, 2013
An Evening in Provence!
” If there is a place I love more than Provence I would be hard pressed to name it. So incredible, evocative, and seems too live up to, if not exceed, my expectations each time I’ve been there. With no plans for a return on the near horizon I’ll have to satisfy my cravings (and yours, hopefully) with a few bottles of what I would be indulging in if I was sitting at a sidewalk café in one of the innumerable to cute villages or hanging at a rental cottage. We may not be bathed in Provençal sunshine tomorrow, but we’ll certainly drink like we are! This is a fantastic group that shows what they do best in the south of France, which is provide immense satisfaction at extremely affordable prices. Make plans, buy snacks, gather friends, and be here for this vacation in a glass….”
“-2013 CHATEAU COUSSIN Blanc Cotes de Provence “Sainte-Victoire” $17.95
-2013 TERRASES DE BADASSET Aix en Provence Rosé $13.95…and yes, feel free to chuckle at that name all you want.
-2012 DOMAINE SORIN Bandol Rosé $18.95
-2011 COMMANDERIE DE PEYRASSOL Cotes de Provence “La Croix Rouge” $17.95
-2011 DOMAINE GALANTIN Bandol Rouge $22.95
And then to further deepen our appreciation of all things character filled and delicious, some bonus pleasure…
Bonus #1-2011 CHATEAU MARGUII Coteaux Varois en Provence Rouge $26.95
Bonus #2-2011 BASTIDE BLANCHE Bandol Rouge $29.95…93 pts-Wine Advocate
Bonus #3-2007 DOMAINE HAUVETTE Baux de Provence “Cornaline” $38.95…such a compelling, amazingly great wine. A personal favorite!”
3037 N. Williams Av
503 619 1918
Nothing received or posted for Friday, June 13
“Saturday, June 14
“95' - 96' - 97' - 98' Vertical Tasting
”ONLY $15 to taste all Four
“This Saturday from 5-8 pm we will be pouring some well aged Chianti that is drinking oh so lovely right now. We are bringing back our Italian expert Aaron Hartig, from Vinifera distributing, to help answer all your Italy questions and assist in pouring these wonderfully crafted Chiantis. If you keep reading there is some information below about the winery, winemaker, and its awards.”
“The Terreno winery is located in the heart of the Classico Zone and since 1988, the Estate is owned by the Ruhne family from Stockholm. The Riserva is made of 90% Sangiovese and 10% Canaiolo Nero. The wine was aged in a combination of barriques, larger oak barrels and tank for 18 months. The winemaking was led by Franco Bernabei (who makes wine at Felsina and Fontodi among others) and who has earned more Tre Bicchieri awards than any other winemaker.
”A Tre Bicchieri award is a really big deal for a winery. It gives the winery bragging rights in the competitive Italian wine market in addition to, well, greater flexibility in pricing its wines. The Tre Bicchiere award is treated as a market validation of the winemaker’s skills and the winery can bask in the reflected glory of that endorsement.”
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
“World Class Wines offers regularly scheduled Friday night wine tastings at our
“Lake Oswego shop from 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Six wines for $15.00 with an optional
Please join us at our next Friday Night Tasting,
Friday, June 13th Sineann Winery with Patrick McElligott