This week has lots of options but one will be of most importance to a notable sub group of readers.. there’s a Proseco sparking white varietals tasting, that’s all, just sparkling. Enough said, let’s go straight to this week’s options.
14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97229
“ FRIDAY August 22nd, 2014 The Line Up:
”2011 Canon de Sol, Viognier, Columbia Valley, WA
”2012 Page Cellars 'IQ', "Twisted Knickers" White Blend, Columbia Valley, WA
”2013 Vina la Galana, Syrah Rosado, La Mancha, ESP
”2011 Dragonfly Creek, Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
”2006 Artisinal Cellars, 'Adams Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Chehalem Mountains, OR
”2006 Artisinal Cellars, 'Jubilee Vineyard' Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, OR
”2013 Vina la Galana, Garnacha Tintorera, La Mancha, ESP
”2005 Canon de Sol, Syrah, Columbia Valley, WA”
”8 wines - $10 bucks - 5:00 - 8:00 pm”
“'SUMMER ENDS WITH A BANG'
”Back to School Blowout Wine Tasting
with Tim Shimmel from Oregon Wine Sales!
”As we transition from Summer to Fall, the temperature drops and the kids head back to school. And every once in a while we like to have a blow-out sale at Barrel. This is a chance for us to offer you the opportunity to stock-up on wine with awesome deals
”So for this week's Friday night tasting, we will be having an “End of Summer Sale" on all 8 wines poured during our Friday night tasting. All featured wines will be discounted 10% off our everyday price. Purchase six bottles or more and save an additional 10%! This is a great time to shop at Barrel and find the perfect wines for your end of summer BBQ or just to fill your cellar.
Whether you're looking to enjoy a final few bottles while the weather's still warm, stocking up for Thanksgiving, or putting some bottles from a solid vintage into hibernation until next year, this is your last chance to get in on an unbeatable deal. So say goodbye to summer in style and stop in Friday night to grab a six-pack or two while the sale is ON!
” Just come on in, no reservations necessary!”
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
THIS WEEK'S FRIDAY SIPS
”Vista Hills Pinot Noirs “
”Drop by this Friday August 22nd to meet Vista Hills General Manager and winemaker Dave Petterson who will be on hand pouring and chatting about 3 different Pinot Noirs from this superb Dundee Hills estate
”This Friday, August 22, 3:30 - 6:30
- 2011 Vista Hills Pinot Noir "Treehouse"
- 2011 Vista Hills Pinot Noir "Rollins"
- 2011 Vista Hills Pinot Noir "Fourmen"
- 2012 Vista Hills Pinot Gris "Bring Your Friends to Friday Sips"”
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
“Nothing is scheduled
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday night flights (5-9pm)
“Friday, August 22nd
French Rose; $12”
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
“August 22 - Sauvignon Blanc World Tour
With so many different styles out there, it's fun and educational to compare. New Zealand, Slovenia, Oregon and of course France. $13”
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, August 22 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
“Kara Kuehl of Vehrs Wine Co.will be pouring selections from Italy:
“Brilliant straw yellow. Fresh, elegant fruit. Bubbles extremely fine and lively; fruit-forward. Ideal as an aperitif or as an accompaniment to the entire meal; pairs well with appetizers. Made from the Glera grape.
“Argillae Orvieto 2012 $16.99
“Orvieto is Umbria’s most famous wine. It is a blend of Trebbiano (locally known as Procanico) Grechetto, Chardonnay, “Malvasia di Candia and Sauvignon. This formula enables producers to make the wine in varying degrees of richness. The overall quality of this blend has greatly improved in recent years.
“Color: Straw yellow
“Bouquet: Broad, floral scents with hints of citrus and tropical fruits
“Flavor: Good complexity and correspondence to the nose, with a fruity taste and a lasting, refreshing finish
“Pairings: Hors d’oeuvres, seafood pastas or vegetables and light
“Castelvero Cortese 2012 $9.99
“Castelvero is named after the Antica Contea di Castelvero, a count who once lived on the hills nearCastel Boglione, and has carried this name since 1970. The Castelvero philosophy is to pursue the highest possible quality in the vineyard. Most of the work is done manually, including the rigorous grape selection that takes place during the harvest. A team of three agronomists apply vineyard management techniques with low environmental impact and use organic methods wherever possible. Castelvero has the capacity to vinify even the smallest lots individually, and wines from each site are handled separately.
“Color: Pale yellow with green reflections
“Bouquet: Fresh nose with grapefruit notes and underlying minerality
“Flavor: Light body with pleasing citrus notes
“Pairings: Ideal with light appetizers or fish.
“Maso Poli Pinot Noir $24.99
“The “Pinot” vines are originally from the Burgundy and they came to Trentino via Germany around the beginning of the last “century. Here they have found their ideal habitat in the cold-temperate climate.
“Color: Soft ruby red
“Bouquet: Intense and fine with notes of wild berries and black currants
“Flavor: Dry with a delicate aftertaste
“Pairings: Suitable for meats with delicate flavors such as filets, chops and grilled meats
“Lechthaler Teroldego $12.95
“In the framework of the Trentino’s enology, Teroldego has always played a role of great prestige. The vast flat area in the province of Trento known as the Campo Rotaliano has proved to be a highly favorable habitat for the varietal. Thanks to “Teroldego Rotaliano’s fine sensory qualities and the outstanding techniques applied in cultivating the grapes and making the wine, its reputation has grown throughout the centuries, as was recognized in 1971 with the assignment of the official DOC (Denominazione di Origine Controllata), now referred to as DOP (Denominazione di Origine Protetta).
“Color: Intense ruby red
“Bouquet: Bright nose of ripe black cherry, distinct sweet earth and tobacco
“Flavor: Smooth texture with notes of cherries, black raspberry, earth, and a touch of spice with ample acidity and medium tannins
Pairings: Pairs well with vegetarian dishes, fish, poultry, pork and beef.
“Argiano NC $23.99
“This wine’s initials, NC, are often thought to refer to Noemi Cinzano, Argiano’s longstanding owner. However, Non Confunditur is a Latin term meaning “do not be mistaken”- This is the motto of the Lovatelli family, written on the family crest which appears on the label. This wine is not to be mistaken for any of Argiano’s other wines which exclusively use either Tuscan or French varietals. NC, in contrast, is a unique marriage of both. It is a great example of how a red wine can retain a lovely freshness while expressing the toasty flavors of restrained oak aging.
“Color: Ruby red
“Bouquet: Red fruit and spicy, black currant with earthy notes
“Flavor: Full body, soft tannins and a long finish; round red wine for early to mid-term drinking
“Pairings: Homemade pastas, meat sauces, mushroom-based sauces or truffle-based sauces
...and there may be a mystery wine at Dave's desk”
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
“Our select samplers are poured on Saturday, starting at noon and until the well runs dry.
Nothing scheduled for Friday, August 22nd
“aturday , g. 23 On arrival from France: Marigny-Neuf Sauvignon, Dom. de Brin Petit Brin, Bouchard Bourgogne Chardonnay, Laurent Martray Côte de Brouilly, and Dom. La Tour Boisée Plantation 1905.”
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
“Island Reds; Corsica, Sicily, Sardinia, Greece & Crete ($15)
“Friday August 22nd 2014 4 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines
“Island Reds; Corsica, Sicily, Sardinia, Greece & Crete ($15)
Friday August 22nd 2014 4 pm - 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines
“It's the perfect time of the year for a wine tour of the Meditteranean Islands. When I was on the hunt for an interesting set of wines I wasn't expecting to find a simply delicious red from Crete. Don't know about you but I can count on one hand the wines I've had from Crete. And this is surley the first time I've tasted that ever popular grape, Kotsifali.
“I can remember 18 yeras ago when we first opened the shop one of the very first "values" we stacked up front was the Perdera from Argiolas. It's gone up a couple of bucks but so has the quality. Again, you know me with this fascination for the wines of Corsica and I finally found a terrific estate that has a beautiful white, rosé and red, all priced at the very fair price of $21. That's been the only stumbling block for the cutting edge wines of Corsica; high prices.
“We've been featuring the wines of Kir- Yianni for years and the Ramnista has always been my favorite red. I'll tell you this, no other wine growing area has come so far in increasing the quality of its wines than Greece.
“Do yourself a favor and search out the awesome reds and whites from Greece. Don't be put off by unusual grape names like Assyryiko, Athiri and Xinomavro. You can only expand and grow your wine IQ.
“Then we come to the beautiful, elegant grape known as Frappato. I can't think of a better example than the one crafted by Cos winery out of Sicily.
“And finally we come to one of the newer, geekier growing places on the planet, the unique soils on the slopes of Mt Etna on Sicily. The predominant grapes for the reds are the Nerello Mascalese and Nerello Cappuccio. Again, like the Frappato, these wines are a far cry from the pruny, overripe wines that often come from the flatlands of Sicily.”
“That sounds like a heck of a lineup to me. As I like to say get out of the comfort zone of your Pinot, Cabs and Syrahs and make the jump to something different. You will almost surely be glad you did.”
2011 Alexakis Winery, Kotsifali/ Syrah Heraklion, Crete 60%/ 40% $15
2011 Argiolas, Perdera "Monica di Sardegna" Sisini Estates, Sardinia Monica D S, Carignano, Bovale Sardo $17
2013 Clos Alivu, Nielluccia Patramonio, Corsica $21
2009 Kir-Yianni, Ramnista Naoussa, Greece Xinomavro $21
2012 Azienda Agricola Cos, Frappato Bastonaca Vittoria, Sicily 100% Frappato $27
Premium Pour ($5)
2010 Tenuta Terre Nere, Etna Rosso "Caldera Sottana" $47
Mt. Etna, Sicily Nerello Mascalese/ Nerello Cappuccio
“And don't forget that next week Friday, August 29th, we'll be featuring Oregon Pinot Noir and a Red Burgundy premium pour. If you can't join us this Friday for the Island Reds, we're looking forward to seeing you next Friday!”
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland
“PORTLAND WINE MERCHANT'S ALERT
JEFF RUNQUIST TASTING REMINDER
THIS FRIDAY AUGUST 15TH 4:00 - 8:00
& SATURDAY 10:00 - 8:00
“AUGUST 22nd: BUBBLES! Champagne, Prosecco, Cava & more! $15.00”
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061
Nothing scheduled this week
SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
Friday, August 22n, nothing scheduled
Saturday August 23rd 2014 6:00pm
Guest Winemaker - Angel Vine Wines
”ur passion is to produce small lots of handcrafted wines that offer exceptional value. We strive to create bright, fruit-forward wines that show their Pacific Northwest lineage. We believe in sustainable vineyard and winery practices and are active participants in LIVE (Low Input Viticulture and Enology).
Above all else, Angel Vine is committed to producing premium Northwest Zinfandel and Primitivo wines that show character, individuality, and spunk.”
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.
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
“August 22, 2014”
“Central Italian Wine Roads!
“…Umbria, Emiglia-Romagna- Abruzzo, Marche. Not the usual Italian wine destinations, but the source for true, soul satisfying red wine that so speaks of the hills, farms, and people who produce it. With summer’s bounty cascading out of food stalls and produce bins around town, this is the time of year when these superbly food-friendly wines should be drunk. Plus, as with most wine routes that veer off the beaten path, the values offered below are incredible. This is going to be a fascinating and fulfilling evening at VINO. And please bring your favorite snacks to honor these incredible wines…..”
“- n/v CLETO CHIARLE Lambrusco “Cialdini” (Emiglia-Romagna)$15.95…among those snacks bring some local salumi as there is nothing better with it than a slightly chilled Lambrusco!
-2011 TERRACRUDA “Vettina” Pregola Rosso (Marche) $11.95…made from 100% alicante
-2010 NAPOLINI Rosso dei Monti (Umbria) $11.95…what we call a lot of wine for the money!
-2010 ARNALDO CAPRAI Montefalco Rosso (Umbria) $17.95…great wine from one of Italy’s finest wine families!
-2008 DREI DONA Sangiovese di Romagna “Pruno Riserva” (Emiglia-Romagna) $21.95…an amazing buy. Was $40 a bottle! “assive, powerful red.
And then we delve further into the heart of the matter…
”onus #1-2009 ROCCAFIORE “Prova d’Autore” Montepulciano-Sangiovese-Sagrantino (Umbria) $23.95…another fabulous deal. Originally $50 a bottle, now 50% off! Classic juice.
”onus #2-2009 MASCIARELLI Montepulciano d’Abruzzo “Marina Cvetic” (Abruzzo) $30.95…the flagship bottling from a legendary producer. Very serious montepulciano!
”onus #3-2009 PERTICAIA Sagrantino di Montefalco (Umbria)$41.95…100% Sagrantino. Very prestigious “tres bicchiere” rating from the esteemed Gambero Rosso Guide: “One of the brightest stars of the Sagrantino constellation. This great wine is destined to become a highlight from this estate.”
“his night of new wine experiences begins at 4:30 and carries right on through until 8:00. You can stop in anytime to have your share of these unusually delectable Italian imports. Ten dollars for the first five wines and a bit more for our bonus selections will start your weekend off perfectly. A domani!
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
“Hello Portland folks!
“Can you believe we're wrapping up another summer? Ugh, too soon! Big and the kids and I are up in Vancouver BC this week; trying to squeeze a little more play out of summer. We're checking out the great art and food scene, kayaking the lovely Indian Arm, meandering around Stanley Park, and of course, trekking from one tree to another on their amazing suspension bridges. What a beautiful community!”
“While I'm gone, I've left the shop in Belle and Rob's capable hands. And, to spice things up, Garret from Owen Roe will be on “Friday for an Owen Roe tasting.”
2013 Wise Guy Sauvignon Blanc $10.50
2013 Woodcut Chardonnay $21.50
2012 Ana's Vineyard Pinot Noir $43.00
2012 Rook Red Blend $15.50
2011 Yakima Red Blend SALE!! $29.00 (Reg: 43!)
2012 Chapel Block Syrah $56.50
(The syrah is not yet rated. The 2008 scored 97pts Wine Spectator; winemaker says this wine blows the 2008 away!)”
“Come on in to keep them company and I'll see you when I get back”.
Oh, and mark your calendars: The new 8" FINEX cast iron skillets are being released soon, and we're having a couple of cooking demos. Plan to join us Friday, November 7 or December 5 from 4:00-8:00pm”
3037 N. Williams Av
503 619 1918
“Free Wine TastingFridays 6-8 PM In the Cellar Dwellers Lounge”
“Friday August 22nd
”Wine Tasting in the cellar Dwellers Lounge 6-8 PM, Our server is Kelly, the newest member of the WineUp crew and she's pouring some really nice "end of the summer" wines. Come on in and say hello and give her a big WineUp Welcome
”The George Colligan Quartet 8-11 PM”
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
“World Class Wines offers regularly scheduled Friday Night Tastings at our Lake
Oswego shop from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. 6 wines for $15.00 with an optional
$5.00 bonus pour, includes cheese and crackers. Possible SABERING of our
nightly bubbly….ask Rick!”
“France Friday Night Tasting August 22nd 4:30-8:00 pm
Rick has scoured the French landscape for some of his favorites wines. His Friday tastings are among the most popular as he seems to have a knack for knowing what the lake Oswego palate is enjoying at the moment but he also loves to find the next best thing to expand the palates and introduce something new and different. Be prepared to be dazzled.....”