Friday March 7th, all but one shop is holding a tasting Friday. One yet to report is usually late, so it will be updated as we have their information. Other wine shops provided zero data, but we understand why, and expect they are holding a tasting, so watch for those special notes in today’s posting.
The variety is extraordinary, with one offering wines form new wine areas, another from a Oregon, while all the others doing some version of these two approaches, including two on Washington wines. Really, the depth of tastings, this week, is notable.
If you have been awaiting a week with variety and depth, this is it! Venture out, learn something about wines, and about what wines you like; maybe one or two new ones!
Here’s your lineup for this week
14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97229
Join us Tuesday thru Friday 11 AM - 8 PM.
Join us Saturday 11 AM - 7 PM.
Call for directions 971-245-600
FRIDAY March 7th, 2014
”The Line Up:
2012 Herencia Altes, Garnatxa Blanca, Terra Alta
2012 Altovinum, Evodia, Calatayud
2011 Hazana, Tradicion, Rioja
2009 Bodegas Castano, Solanera, Yecla
2011 Mas d'En Compte, Black Slate Porrera, Priorat”
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
FRIDAY SIPS - Oregon Pinot Noirs from Matello
”Special Guest "Mad" Marcus Goodfellow will be on hand pouring 3 of his stellar new-release Pinot Noirs
”Drop by this Friday, March 7, 3:30 - 6:30 to meet Marcus and enjoy delicious local wine
- 2012 Matello Pinot Noir "Lazarus"
- 2011 Matello Pinot Noir Dundee Hills "Durant Vineyard"
- 2011 Matello Pinot Noir Ribbon Ridge "Whistling Ridge Vineyard"
- 2011 Matello Chardonnay Dundee Hills "Durant Vineyard"
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
“Cork is currently closed for a hiatus.
We're tending to the barrels at the Viola Winery
and getting our first batch of 2013 wines
ready for bottling and release in late Spring 2014.
Check back to this website for updates on our plans for
reopening cork and the tasting room for Viola Wines”
VIOLA WINES + cork wine shop
2901 NE Alberta Street
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday, March 7th
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
”Villages of the southern Rhône. I can't go there for spring break but I can drink the wines! Châteauneuf-du-Pape, Gigondas, Vacqueyras, and more. $15”
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, March 7 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
”Doug Culver of C & G Wines will be pouring selections from Washington, France and Sardinia:
Cri de Roche NV Brut French Sparkling $11.99
Produced by Jerome Calmes.
Plenty of yeasty and apple-like flavors, crisp, lively acidity, tiny, well-formed bubbles, and a frothy effervescence. There is ripeness plus elegance, as well as a real mid-palate and length - not an easy achievement for a sparkling wine at this price!
”Giogantinu 2012 Vermentino di Gallura $12.99
Pretty, white laced with flowers, mint, light honey and melon. It possesses lovely roundness on the palate and a clean, engaging finish.
”Southard 2011 Columbia Valley White $14.99
69% Roussanne, 31% Viognier. A complex, full-bodied wine with aromas of pear, candied citrus peel, gunflint, fresh pineapple, butterscotch, and dried apricot. Viognier from the Elephant Mountain, Lawrence, StoneTree, and Sugarloaf vineyards and Roussanne from the Lawrence Vineyard. 413 cases produced.
”Southard 2010 Columbia Valley Red $14.99
100% Syrah. Showing aromas of red and black fruit, cocoa, garrigue, and Asian spices with good structure right now and the potential to become a special wine in 3 to 5 years. 337 cases produced.
”Mas de Boislauzon 2012 La Chaussynette Rouge $12.99
A bistro-styled effort that over-delivers, the 2012 Vin de France La Chaussynette (70% Grenache and 30% Syrah aged all in concrete) is a superb effort that offers up notions of dusty cabinet, ground herb, garrigue and sweet red currant-styled fruit. Medium-bodied, supple and with a fleshy texture, it should be consumed over the coming handful of years. Drink now-2016.
Run by the brother and sister team of Daniel and Christine Chaussy, this brilliant estate covers just over 20 acres in Chateauneuf du Pape, most of which are in the northern part. They produce up to three Chateauneufs in top vintages and one white. In addition, their Vin de France and Cotes du Rhone Villages are always superb and sell for a song.
”Kalem's Down 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills "The Benches Vineyard" $14.99
100% Cabernet Sauvignon.
Big, meaty effort that has ripe, black cherry, licorice, new saddle leather and wild herb aromas and flavors to go with a voluptuously textured, supple and well-defined mouthfeel. This is one of the best deals we've seen from single vineyard, WA state, Cabernet.”
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
“March 7 - Experience the lovely red wines from the Northeast of Italy: The Veneto, Alto Adige, Fruili-Guilia, and more.”
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
No event posted, but there surely is!
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.”
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland
“FEBRUARY 7TH: AUSTRALIA! Some older vintages and some new releases! ! $15.00!”
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061
“Saturday, March 8th, 2014
In Carlton – Saturday March 8th, 12-5p
Mark your calendars for the biggest and best tasting of our top-scoring Oregon Pinot Noirs of the year!
This is your chance to get a sneak-preview of the exciting 2012 vintage, and a first-ever vertical of our single-vineyard wines from Nysa vineyard in the Dundee Hills. The flight will include the 2012 La Paulée, the 2012 Audrey, and all three wines we’ve produced from Nysa Vineyard – the 2010 Les Gourmandises, the 2011 The Long Run, and the new 2012 “Pre”.”
SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
“Weekly Guest Winemaker: Seven Bridges
“When Sat, March 8, 6pm – 8pm
“DescriptionSeven Bridges is a small urban winery founded in Portland, Oregon in 2008. Our focus is to create the type of wine that we love to drink-rich, full bodied red wines. Seven Bridges Winery is a labor of love that combines our passions for wine, chemistry, and creativity. We use labor-intensive, manual production techniques to produce our premium, flavorful red wines. Our grapes are handpicked, sorted, and crushed, then fermented in small lots. After a gentle pressing, the wines are aged in French and American oak barrels. We truly hope you enjoy this wine as much as we did making it.
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
March 7, 2013
Tuscan Treasures, pt.1!!
ou know there is a lot to love when we have to stretch a regional tasting into two parts. Such is the case with tomorrow’s flight (and part 2 in two weeks) of wine as we explore every corner of the beautiful Tuscan winemaking scene. These are wines I adore for the character and food affinity they possess. Sangiovese doesn’t taste like this from anywhere else! This is an evening of sangiovese in all its delicious forms, and once again after tasting these wines at these prices you’ll have a better understanding of why I’ve never carried domestic sangiovese at VINO. When you can drink better for less from there source, why bother? So just a quick intro this week, because these are what need to be taken note of….
-2011 PERAZZETA Sangiovese Toscana “Sara” $11.95
-2010 FATTORIA DI BASCIANO Chianti Rufina $14.95
-2011 VITICCIO “Bere” Sangiovese-Cab-Merlot $15.95
-2009 CASALOSTE Chianti Classico $19.95…we’ve had this wine in tastings before, but every time I have it I am blown away at how good it is. It is truly a classic! 90 pts-Wine Spectator
-2010 LA QUERCIOLINA Montecucco 20.95…just had this yesterday and thought it was stunning. Deep, dark, brooding sangiovese gross. Great wine from Montalcino!
And then we amp it up as always with our bonus selections…
Bonus #1-2010 FRESCOBALDI Chianti Rufina Riserva “Nipozzano” $23.95…92 pts-Wine Spectator
Bonus #2-2007 CASA EMMA Chianti Classico Riserva $28.95…90 pts-Wine Spectator
Bonus #3-2008 COL D’ORCIA Brunello di Montalcino $48.95…serious, serious wine here! 94 pts-Wine Advocate; 91 pts- Wine Spectator
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
3037 N. Williams A
503 619 1918
6-8 PM in the cellar Dwellers Lounge welcome back Aaron from Vinifera Wines.
”Here's what he;s bringing.
2011 Caruso & Minini Inzolia $17.99
2008 Pra Soave $14.99
2004 Fattoria Paradiso Bellablu $19.99
2010 Bartali Chianti Ducceto DOCG $15.99
2006 Castello Romitorio Rosso di Montalcino $28.99”
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
$5.00 bonus pour; Includes light appetizers and SABERING of our nightly bubbly!
March 7th Stephenson Wines Walla Walla