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Here we are, about to say “Good Bye” to March, to close out this month we have real wonderful tastings. Please scan what is being offered, and you may ooh and ah a bit.

Right now, here's a break from the ordinary with a trip in our own “Way-Back” machine: Bartyles&James red wine cooler

Now, without further adou, your options for this week:

Barrel Fine Wine + Tasting Bar

14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160

Portland, OR 97229

FRIDAY March 28th, 2014

Take a Spring Break with Wines from California!
”This is the best time in a generation to drink California wine. More than that, today marks the arrival of a mature American wine culture, where producers are confident enough not to mimic the Old World or obscure the nuances of terroir with clever cellar work, but rather seek greatness in a uniquely American context.
That is the wonderful reality of the New California.
Join us this Friday as we welcome David Fried with Vehrs Oregon.
”Just come on in, no reservations necessary! “
The Line Up:
2013 Martin Ray, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
2012 Schug, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
2010 Clayhouse, Syrah, Paso Robles
2011 La Storia, Estate Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
2010 Thomas Halby, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The Cellar Door

4525 SW Condor Avenue

Portland OR 97239 (Map)

Phone: 503.221.7435

Today, March 28, 3:30 - 6:30

FRIDAY SIPS - Cool Wines For Those Who Aren't On Spring Break

“Come and taste Andrew Will, Champagne, Domaine de la Janasse Cotes-du-Rhone Reserve and whatever other surprises may be opened. "Holiday" Friday Sips are always the best because one never knows the path that will be followed, but rest assured, good corks will be flying!

2011 DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE COTES-DU-RHONE RESERVE

$15.99 BTL./$191.88 CASE

Since 1990, Christophe Sabon has become one the kings of Grenache in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and along the way has received many mighty accolades. Christophe's Cotes-du-Rhone Reserve cuvee is from old vines and comes from the wrong side of the tracks. Well the freeways to be exact. These vines lie within the village of Courthezon and sit across from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

“50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan, 10% Cinsault, warm and classically-flavored, but with the refinement, polish and sophistication that Christophe Sabon is known for. Ripe and packed full of raspberry and strawberry jam, lavender, smoke, and classic Rhone spiciness as well. In the mouth, it is a poised and full glass of wine that is hearty an chock full of provencal flavors! A cerebral and versatile offering that will please a bunch of palates and pair with a plethora of dishes and of course those with a Mediterranean twist to them as well.

2012 ANDREW WILL CABERNET SAUVIGNON "COLUMBIA VALLEY"

$27.99 BTL./$335.88 CASE

“When was the last time that you could say that you scored a bottle of Andrew Will wine for such a price!! A Washington legend who makes extremely age-worthy wines, Chris Camarda created the black label Columbia Valley series a few years back and these give a superb experience of what this cat has to offer for a fine price. No, they won't live as long as the single vineyard blends but they are perfect 7-10 year wines to drink while you wait for the big wines. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 3 clones off of Andrew Will's own Two Blondes vineyard, this well-structured, layered Cab from the exciting 2012 vintage unfolds already complex notes of blackberry, cassis, graphite, underlying dusty cocoa and earth along with just a kiss of smoked nutmeg. Flavorful, driving, rich and very persistent, pound for pound and dollar for dollar, this may well be the best Washington Cabernet value out there. Long and very sculpted, this is serious stuff that many other producers would get $50 for!! Drink this knockout through 2019+.

CHAMPAGNE ROGER CONSTANT-LEMAIRE BRUT SELECT RESERVE

$35.99 BTL./$431.88 CASE

“The history of Champagne RC Lemaire stretches back to the end of the 19th century but it was Roger Constant-Lemaire who brought it to fruition at the end of World War II. Today their Champagne offerings from their 12 hectares of vineyards just outside of Epernay in the Vallee de la Marne consistently receive awards and accolades and represent excellent value.

The Brut Select Reserve is a unique cuvee that is made from 100% Pinot Meunier. A Champagne of gastronomy, this offering reveals seductive aromatics. Toasty scents of subtle hazelnut play nicely with apple, citrus and strawberry tones. Clear and precise, a swath of small, seductive bubbles glides through the mouth, provides ample depth and pulsating vibrancy all the way through to the extensive and lingering finish. A grand-scale heist for 36 bucks!”

Cork

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”

If you'd like to order any current Viola Wine releases,
please send us an email and we'll get back to you on availability.

VIOLA WINES + cork wine shop
2901 NE Alberta Street
503.281.2675
info@corkwineshop.com

Everyday Wine
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
503.331.7119

Friday, March 28th
GERMANY (& AUSTRIA); $15

Great Wine Buys

1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
Email: info@greatwinebuys.com

John's Marketplace

3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: winenerd@teleport.com

Friday, March 28 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--

Ron Leidigh D'Vine Wines will be pouring selections from Washington, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, and Argentina:
SECCO ITALIAN BUBBLES 2012 BIANCO IGT VENETO $11.99
”77% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Bianco, 8% Raboso Piave, Brut Spumante
Fresh and elegant. Layers and layers of flavors. Elderberry, anise, Italian summer,
melon, beeswax and seashells live within so many tiny bubbles. Totally delicious!
Herencia Altes Garnatxa Blanca 2012 $9.99
”“... exhibits lots of quince, honeysuckle, white currant and lemon
blossom notes. Fresh, medium-bodied and elegant, this lovely white
will have abundant flexibility with food over the next several years.”
– The Wine Advocate
Tikves Vranec Special Selection, Macedonia 2011 $10.99
”Made by consulting oenologist Philippe Cambie, who has been telling me for years, 'Wait until you taste my wines from Macedonia,' this 100% Vranec (an indigenous varietal) reveals a high quality California Zinfandel-like, briery, raspberry, earthy, peppery fruit character as well as a southern Rhone garrigue and spice box note. The wine possesses gorgeous fruit, medium to full body, supple tannins and outstanding purity as well as length. This remarkable value exhibits a deep ruby/plum color, abundant black currant fruit, and an unmistakable personality. It comes from 30 to 60-year-old Vranec vines from the oldest winery in Macedonia, first established in 1885.
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
”“The wine possesses gorgeous fruit, medium to full body, supple
tannins and outstanding purity as well as length. This remarkable
value exhibits a deep ruby/plum color, abundant black currant
fruit, and an unmistakable personality.” – The Wine Advocate
Gouguenheim Reserva Malbec 2012 $11.99
”Deep purple color with aromas of red fruits, chocolate and coffebeans. Red and black cherry flavors with scents of flower. Very nice frensh oak on the finish, very complex and yet balanced.
Casa Castillo Monastrell 2010 $11.99
”“Opaque purple. Aromas of blackberry, apricot, violet and
smoky spices show an exotic quality. Sweet and supple on the
palate, with very good clarity to the dark fruit, candied flower and
spice flavors. Finishes with a strong element of exotic spices and
very good chewy persistence.” –International Wine Cellar
Guild Red #7 Columbia Valley 2011 $14.99
”Dark and complex, our Red Lot #7 is a blend of classic Southern Rhone varietals centered on the back bone of the lesser-known Rhone Durif. Black pepper, molasses and meaty black fruit on the nose belie a wine surprisingly light on its toes. Flavors of dark fruit and sweet molasses open up to black cherry and nuances of cola. Spicy, soft tannins and moderate acidity provoke repeat sipping. Great at a summer barbecue with smoky meats, try also with charcuterie. Blend of:
Durif (29%), Cinsault (22%), Syrah (21%), Mourvedre (15%), Grenache (13%)
And there may be a mystery wine at Dave's desk...”

LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)

March 28 - A special Friday night treat: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tasting with John Junguenet

Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd

Portland, OR 97215
(503)235-4444

Friday, March 28th/ 4-7:30 @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

THE KILLER B’S; BAROLO, BARBARESCO & BARBERA ($18)
”In my opinion, The Piemonte is one of the most incredible places you can visit. The people, the food, the beauty and the wine. Ah yes, the wine. Every time we do a Killer B tasting I strongly suggest that you all put some Barolo and Barbaresco down in a cool place and let it rest for, at least, 10 years (15-20 is better). Some of you mention that it’s not your favorite wine, that it’s rough and astringent and not that pleasant to drink young. You know, I agree.

But, this is wine tasting, not wine drinking.

“I suggest that you taste and try to imagine where this wine could go with age. The aroma, even when young, is incredibly appealing. Yes, it’s a bit rough on the palate. The idea is to look and listen to the wine. I always say, a great tasting old wine doesn’t taste that great when young. The reason is that the things that allow a wine to age gracefully, like tannins and acidity, are not easy on the palate when out front in a young wine. But as the wine ages they melt away leaving a wine that has a nose that will put you on your knees and a feeling on the palate that is very sensual and like liquid velvet.

I’m telling you, if you’re a wine lover and you have a cellar that doesn’t include Nebbiolo in the form of Barolo and Barbaresco, some day a smart wine loving friend is going to open an old Barolo for you and you’re going to be very sad that you didn’t take my advice. And, if you’re my age, you may be a bit long in the tooth to wait 15- 20 years on a youngster to slip into that magical, wonderful place.

“If I were buying young ones 2008 would be on the top of my list. I feel fortunate that I’ve been laying them down for a long time and I’m set. How bout you? In this flight the last three wines have the ability to take you there. The other three are the wines that the locals drink on a daily basis and they’re perfect for that.
”For me, I’m a wine merchant and I’d like you all to buy a lot of wine from me and a lot of different types. I’m not trying to be a salesman here. I’m being a good wine friend trying to share my decades of experience. A cellar full of similar wines is a boring cellar. But, there are certain wines that are must haves when the occasion calls for something amazing, something special. For those, a well aged Nebbiolo is as good as it gets!”
Sandy
The Lineup
2011 Cantine Valpane, Barbera Rosso Pietro $16
Monferrato
2012 Villa Remotti, Barbera D’ Asti $16
Monferrato
2008 Cavallotto, Barbera D’ Alba “Vigna Cuculo” $33
Bricco Boschis/ Castiglione Falletto
2010 Ca Del Baio, Barbaresco “Asili” $40
Treiso
2008 Vajra, Barolo “Albe” $50
Barolo
Premium Pour ($5)
2008 Produttori Del Barbaresco “Montestefano” $55
Barbaresco

The Portland Bottle Shop

7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202

March 28 - The wonderful world of Malbec

Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland

Scott Paul PDX

2537 NW Upshur St

Portland, OR 97210

TEL 503 208 2061

SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)

TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
PORTLAND, OREGON

Nothing schedule for Friday, March 28th

Vino
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
ph: 503.235.8545

“I had counted back to the last time we had done one of the most popular tastings we do here at VINO and realized with great surprise that it has been exactly twenty weeks since we last explored the wonderfully robust world of zinfandel. Almost half a year! Knowing the turnout we get and how you pack this place to the walls it makes sense to pour this domestic for purely business reasons. Better still is the fact that this is just a plain fun tasting to hold. When you ally these über-rich, nothing-not-to-like bottles with an enthusiastic VINO crowd, no bad can come of it! So we’ll be making amends for the long absence while promising you won’t have to wait so long for the next one. The lists have been scoured, and the California goods have never been better…

-2012 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS Amador Reserve $9.95

-2010 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS Estate “Temptation” $14.95

- 2011 PEDRONCELLI Dry Creek Valley “Mother Clone” $15.95

-2011 KLINKER BRICK Lodi “Old Vine” $19.95

-2010 FOUR VINES Sonoma “The Sophisticate” $20.95

And we aim ever higher with our luscious bonus pours…

Bonus #1- 2011 RENWOOD Amador “Fiddletown” $23.95

“Bonus #2- 2012 CAROL SHELTON Cucamonga Valley-Lopez Vnyd. “Monga” $24.95…here’s some pretty cool info about this vineyard from their website: “Located in the Cucamonga Valley in southern California 70 miles inland from Los Angeles, Jose Lopez Vineyard was planted in 1918 for “packing grapes” to ship to home winemakers in Chicago and the East. These old Zinfandel vines struggle in the near desert-like conditions; with rocky-sandy soil that holds very little water. After nine decades, they have only grown to about 18 inches tall, and have just a few tiny fist-sized clusters on each vine. Many of the old vineyards in this valley have fallen victim to urban sprawl. We are fortunate that Don Galleano is passionate about keeping this old vineyard alive despite its rather poor economic returns—only a half a ton per acre instead of the expected 2-4 tons per acre of younger, irrigated vineyards. Through Don’s dedicated efforts, this vineyard passed the rigid CCOF standards in 2004, and is officially organically grown.”

Bonus #3- 2010 STUHLMULLER Alexander Valley Estate $30.95

“That Shelton Lopez Vineyard bit is so fascinating, I think. 18″ in 90 years…crazy!! So indeed the good times are back and a little over 24 hours away as we kick this zin party off tomorrow at 4:30 and keep pouring until 8:00. Ten dollars is all that is required to partake the first five wine, and a small bit more will gather in the bonus pours. Bring along snacks for sure as these high octane delights deserve some good nibbles. We’ll look forward to your attendance ’cause this is gonna be good!”

The Wine Cellar

525 NW Saltzman Rd

Portland, Or

503 643 5655

4 – 7PM

Nothing scheduled for March 28th

WineUP! Wine Shop

3037 N. Williams A

Portland, Or

503 619 1918

Friday Night Tasting
From 6-8 in the Cellar dwellers Lounge.
Guest server this week, The Wizard of Wine
”He's pouring wines made by Peter Rossbeck of Sinean Winery. A New Zealand Pinot Noir, an Oregon Pinot Noir a Napa Cab. and a couple more tricks he has up his sleeve. Don't miss it!”

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!
503.974.9841

Friday Night Tasting March 28th 4:30-8pm
"Mixed Bag" with David Shur
The wine savy David Shur will assist Rick presenting wines from everywhere...something for everyone for sure.
Wines on the menu will be from Italy, Spain and Napa Valley with other surprises from other areas. If you aren't traveling this Spring Break week, please stop by to taste and enjoy good company and wines.
Surprise treat on Friday! Mirolo Chocolatier
”Michael and Rose Northover will be here to sample their fantastically delicious and beautifully designed chocolates, available here at WCW.
Here we are, about to say “Good Bye” to March, and to close this month out, we have a real wonderful tasting. “Wonderful” because more wine shops are providing greater depth to the description of the wines they will be offering. Therefore, there’s much more reason to “ooh” and “ah.”
To remind you that there are all kinds of wine drinkers, and this has been around for a very, very long time here’s a break from the ordinary with a trip in our own “Way-Back” machine: Bartyles&James red wine cooler
Now, without further adou, your options for this week:
Barrel Fine Wine + Tasting Bar
14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97229
FRIDAY March 28th, 2014
Take a Spring Break with Wines from California!
”This is the best time in a generation to drink California wine. More than that, today marks the arrival of a mature American wine culture, where producers are confident enough not to mimic the Old World or obscure the nuances of terroir with clever cellar work, but rather seek greatness in a uniquely American context.
That is the wonderful reality of the New California.
”Join us this Friday as we welcome David Fried with Vehrs Oregon.
”Just come on in, no reservations necessary! “
The Line Up:
2013 Martin Ray, Chardonnay, Russian River Valley
2012 Schug, Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast
2010 Clayhouse, Syrah, Paso Robles
2011 La Storia, Estate Zinfandel, Alexander Valley
2010 Thomas Halby, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley

The Cellar Door
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
Phone: 503.221.7435
Today, March 28, 3:30 - 6:30
FRIDAY SIPS - Cool Wines For Those Who Aren't On Spring Break
“Come and taste Andrew Will, Champagne, Domaine de la Janasse Cotes-du-Rhone Reserve and whatever other surprises may be opened. "Holiday" Friday Sips are always the best because one never knows the path that will be followed, but rest assured, good corks will be flying!
2011 DOMAINE DE LA JANASSE COTES-DU-RHONE RESERVE
$15.99 BTL./$191.88 CASE
“Since 1990, Christophe Sabon has become one the kings of Grenache in Châteauneuf-du-Pape and along the way has received many mighty accolades. Christophe's Cotes-du-Rhone Reserve cuvee is from old vines and comes from the wrong side of the tracks. Well the freeways to be exact. These vines lie within the village of Courthezon and sit across from Chateauneuf-du-Pape.
“50% Grenache, 20% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre, 10% Carignan, 10% Cinsault, warm and classically-flavored, but with the refinement, polish and sophistication that Christophe Sabon is known for. Ripe and packed full of raspberry and strawberry jam, lavender, smoke, and classic Rhone spiciness as well. In the mouth, it is a poised and full glass of wine that is hearty an chock full of provencal flavors! A cerebral and versatile offering that will please a bunch of palates and pair with a plethora of dishes and of course those with a Mediterranean twist to them as well.
2012 ANDREW WILL CABERNET SAUVIGNON "COLUMBIA VALLEY"
$27.99 BTL./$335.88 CASE
“When was the last time that you could say that you scored a bottle of Andrew Will wine for such a price!! A Washington legend who makes extremely age-worthy wines, Chris Camarda created the black label Columbia Valley series a few years back and these give a superb experience of what this cat has to offer for a fine price. No, they won't live as long as the single vineyard blends but they are perfect 7-10 year wines to drink while you wait for the big wines. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from 3 clones off of Andrew Will's own Two Blondes vineyard, this well-structured, layered Cab from the exciting 2012 vintage unfolds already complex notes of blackberry, cassis, graphite, underlying dusty cocoa and earth along with just a kiss of smoked nutmeg. Flavorful, driving, rich and very persistent, pound for pound and dollar for dollar, this may well be the best Washington Cabernet value out there. Long and very sculpted, this is serious stuff that many other producers would get $50 for!! Drink this knockout through 2019+.
CHAMPAGNE ROGER CONSTANT-LEMAIRE BRUT SELECT RESERVE
$35.99 BTL./$431.88 CASE
“The history of Champagne RC Lemaire stretches back to the end of the 19th century but it was Roger Constant-Lemaire who brought it to fruition at the end of World War II. Today their Champagne offerings from their 12 hectares of vineyards just outside of Epernay in the Vallee de la Marne consistently receive awards and accolades and represent excellent value.
The Brut Select Reserve is a unique cuvee that is made from 100% Pinot Meunier. A Champagne of gastronomy, this offering reveals seductive aromatics. Toasty scents of subtle hazelnut play nicely with apple, citrus and strawberry tones. Clear and precise, a swath of small, seductive bubbles glides through the mouth, provides ample depth and pulsating vibrancy all the way through to the extensive and lingering finish. A grand-scale heist for 36 bucks!”

Cork
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”
If you'd like to order any current Viola Wine releases,
please send us an email and we'll get back to you on availability.
VIOLA WINES + cork wine shop
2901 NE Alberta Street
503.281.2675
info@corkwineshop.com

Everyday Wine
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
503.331.7119
Friday, March 28th
GERMANY (& AUSTRIA); $15

Great Wine Buys
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
Email: info@greatwinebuys.com

John's Marketplace
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: winenerd@teleport.com
Friday, March 28 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
Ron Leidigh D'Vine Wines will be pouring selections from Washington, Italy, Spain, Macedonia, and Argentina:
SECCO ITALIAN BUBBLES 2012 BIANCO IGT VENETO $11.99
”77% Chardonnay, 15% Pinot Bianco, 8% Raboso Piave, Brut Spumante
Fresh and elegant. Layers and layers of flavors. Elderberry, anise, Italian summer,
melon, beeswax and seashells live within so many tiny bubbles. Totally delicious!
Herencia Altes Garnatxa Blanca 2012 $9.99
”“... exhibits lots of quince, honeysuckle, white currant and lemon
blossom notes. Fresh, medium-bodied and elegant, this lovely white
will have abundant flexibility with food over the next several years.”
– The Wine Advocate
Tikves Vranec Special Selection, Macedonia 2011 $10.99
”Made by consulting oenologist Philippe Cambie, who has been telling me for years, 'Wait until you taste my wines from Macedonia,' this 100% Vranec (an indigenous varietal) reveals a high quality California Zinfandel-like, briery, raspberry, earthy, peppery fruit character as well as a southern Rhone garrigue and spice box note. The wine possesses gorgeous fruit, medium to full body, supple tannins and outstanding purity as well as length. This remarkable value exhibits a deep ruby/plum color, abundant black currant fruit, and an unmistakable personality. It comes from 30 to 60-year-old Vranec vines from the oldest winery in Macedonia, first established in 1885.
90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
”“The wine possesses gorgeous fruit, medium to full body, supple
tannins and outstanding purity as well as length. This remarkable
value exhibits a deep ruby/plum color, abundant black currant
fruit, and an unmistakable personality.” – The Wine Advocate
Gouguenheim Reserva Malbec 2012 $11.99
”Deep purple color with aromas of red fruits, chocolate and coffebeans. Red and black cherry flavors with scents of flower. Very nice frensh oak on the finish, very complex and yet balanced.
Casa Castillo Monastrell 2010 $11.99
”“Opaque purple. Aromas of blackberry, apricot, violet and
smoky spices show an exotic quality. Sweet and supple on the
palate, with very good clarity to the dark fruit, candied flower and
spice flavors. Finishes with a strong element of exotic spices and
very good chewy persistence.” –International Wine Cellar
Guild Red #7 Columbia Valley 2011 $14.99
”Dark and complex, our Red Lot #7 is a blend of classic Southern Rhone varietals centered on the back bone of the lesser-known Rhone Durif. Black pepper, molasses and meaty black fruit on the nose belie a wine surprisingly light on its toes. Flavors of dark fruit and sweet molasses open up to black cherry and nuances of cola. Spicy, soft tannins and moderate acidity provoke repeat sipping. Great at a summer barbecue with smoky meats, try also with charcuterie. Blend of:
Durif (29%), Cinsault (22%), Syrah (21%), Mourvedre (15%), Grenache (13%)
”And there may be a mystery wine at Dave's desk...”

LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
March 28 - A special Friday night treat: Chateauneuf-du-Pape Tasting with John Junguenet

Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
(503)235-4444
Friday, March 28th/ 4-7:30 @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines
“THE KILLER B’S; BAROLO, BARBARESCO & BARBERA ($18)
”In my opinion, The Piemonte is one of the most incredible places you can visit. The people, the food, the beauty and the wine. Ah yes, the wine. Every time we do a Killer B tasting I strongly suggest that you all put some Barolo and Barbaresco down in a cool place and let it rest for, at least, 10 years (15-20 is better). Some of you mention that it’s not your favorite wine, that it’s rough and astringent and not that pleasant to drink young. You know, I agree.
But, this is wine tasting, not wine drinking.
“I suggest that you taste and try to imagine where this wine could go with age. The aroma, even when young, is incredibly appealing. Yes, it’s a bit rough on the palate. The idea is to look and listen to the wine. I always say, a great tasting old wine doesn’t taste that great when young. The reason is that the things that allow a wine to age gracefully, like tannins and acidity, are not easy on the palate when out front in a young wine. But as the wine ages they melt away leaving a wine that has a nose that will put you on your knees and a feeling on the palate that is very sensual and like liquid velvet.
I’m telling you, if you’re a wine lover and you have a cellar that doesn’t include Nebbiolo in the form of Barolo and Barbaresco, some day a smart wine loving friend is going to open an old Barolo for you and you’re going to be very sad that you didn’t take my advice. And, if you’re my age, you may be a bit long in the tooth to wait 15- 20 years on a youngster to slip into that magical, wonderful place.
“If I were buying young ones 2008 would be on the top of my list. I feel fortunate that I’ve been laying them down for a long time and I’m set. How bout you? In this flight the last three wines have the ability to take you there. The other three are the wines that the locals drink on a daily basis and they’re perfect for that.
”For me, I’m a wine merchant and I’d like you all to buy a lot of wine from me and a lot of different types. I’m not trying to be a salesman here. I’m being a good wine friend trying to share my decades of experience. A cellar full of similar wines is a boring cellar. But, there are certain wines that are must haves when the occasion calls for something amazing, something special. For those, a well aged Nebbiolo is as good as it gets!”
Sandy
The Lineup
2011 Cantine Valpane, Barbera Rosso Pietro $16
Monferrato
2012 Villa Remotti, Barbera D’ Asti $16
Monferrato
2008 Cavallotto, Barbera D’ Alba “Vigna Cuculo” $33
Bricco Boschis/ Castiglione Falletto
2010 Ca Del Baio, Barbaresco “Asili” $40
Treiso
2008 Vajra, Barolo “Albe” $50
Barolo
Premium Pour ($5)
2008 Produttori Del Barbaresco “Montestefano” $55
Barbaresco

The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
March 28 - The wonderful world of Malbec

Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland

Scott Paul PDX
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061

SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
PORTLAND, OREGON
Nothing schedule for Friday, March 28th

Vino
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
ph: 503.235.8545
“I had counted back to the last time we had done one of the most popular tastings we do here at VINO and realized with great surprise that it has been exactly twenty weeks since we last explored the wonderfully robust world of zinfandel. Almost half a year! Knowing the turnout we get and how you pack this place to the walls it makes sense to pour this domestic for purely business reasons. Better still is the fact that this is just a plain fun tasting to hold. When you ally these über-rich, nothing-not-to-like bottles with an enthusiastic VINO crowd, no bad can come of it! So we’ll be making amends for the long absence while promising you won’t have to wait so long for the next one. The lists have been scoured, and the California goods have never been better…
-2012 SHENANDOAH VINEYARDS Amador Reserve $9.95
-2010 ALEXANDER VALLEY VINEYARDS Estate “Temptation” $14.95
- 2011 PEDRONCELLI Dry Creek Valley “Mother Clone” $15.95
-2011 KLINKER BRICK Lodi “Old Vine” $19.95
-2010 FOUR VINES Sonoma “The Sophisticate” $20.95
And we aim ever higher with our luscious bonus pours…
Bonus #1- 2011 RENWOOD Amador “Fiddletown” $23.95
“Bonus #2- 2012 CAROL SHELTON Cucamonga Valley-Lopez Vnyd. “Monga” $24.95…here’s some pretty cool info about this vineyard from their website: “Located in the Cucamonga Valley in southern California 70 miles inland from Los Angeles, Jose Lopez Vineyard was planted in 1918 for “packing grapes” to ship to home winemakers in Chicago and the East. These old Zinfandel vines struggle in the near desert-like conditions; with rocky-sandy soil that holds very little water. After nine decades, they have only grown to about 18 inches tall, and have just a few tiny fist-sized clusters on each vine. Many of the old vineyards in this valley have fallen victim to urban sprawl. We are fortunate that Don Galleano is passionate about keeping this old vineyard alive despite its rather poor economic returns—only a half a ton per acre instead of the expected 2-4 tons per acre of younger, irrigated vineyards. Through Don’s dedicated efforts, this vineyard passed the rigid CCOF standards in 2004, and is officially organically grown.”
Bonus #3- 2010 STUHLMULLER Alexander Valley Estate $30.95
“That Shelton Lopez Vineyard bit is so fascinating, I think. 18″ in 90 years…crazy!! So indeed the good times are back and a little over 24 hours away as we kick this zin party off tomorrow at 4:30 and keep pouring until 8:00. Ten dollars is all that is required to partake the first five wine, and a small bit more will gather in the bonus pours. Bring along snacks for sure as these high octane delights deserve some good nibbles. We’ll look forward to your attendance ’cause this is gonna be good!”

The Wine Cellar
525 NW Saltzman Rd
Portland, Or
503 643 5655
4 – 7PM
Nothing scheduled for March 28th

WineUP! Wine Shop
3037 N. Williams A
Portland, Or
503 619 1918
Friday Night Tasting
From 6-8 in the Cellar dwellers Lounge.
Guest server this week, The Wizard of Wine
”He's pouring wines made by Peter Rossbeck of Sinean Winery. A New Zealand Pinot Noir, an Oregon Pinot Noir a Napa Cab. and a couple more tricks he has up his sleeve. Don't miss it!”

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!
503.974.9841
Friday Night Tasting March 28th 4:30-8pm
"Mixed Bag" with David Shur
”The wine savy David Shur will assist Rick presenting wines from everywhere...something for everyone for sure.
Wines on the menu will be from Italy, Spain and Napa Valley with other surprises from other areas. If you aren't traveling this Spring Break week, please stop by to taste and enjoy good company and wines.
”Surprise treat on Friday! Mirolo Chocolatier
”Michael and Rose Northover will be here to sample their fantastically delicious and beautifully designed chocolates, available here at WCW.
”Mirolo is a chocolate and patisserie boutique located in Lake Oswego. They make their own line of fine chocolate confections using 100% Valrhona chocolate.