As this posting is being produced, NPR Science Friday is discussing how barrels inform wine and distilled spirits, contained within. Some interesting tastings, but first, we venture into this week’s videos: Wine in Movies!!!
· Here’s our first, and it’s available via DVD and streaming on Netflix, a true story from 1976: Bottle Shock 2008
· “Wine and scary as hell”: (added for emphasis)Bram Stoker’s Dracula 1992
· And, how could you forget all the wine in Bridesmaids 2011
But enough of the frolic -driveling into wine in movies… but maybe future informative…. For “Drivel Pursuit”
Now, on to this week’s options; and remember any updates will be made automatically, so be sure to check back before heading out.
Some special tastings with special pricing… no … MORE expensive, yet over all some reasonable tasting prices at area wine shops
One special tasting recognizes the country that gave us the Cone Heads: France; making us just a tad teary.
Please look over the tastings. Two tastings list no wine, but they are holding tastings. One is new; the other has a regular winemaker’s event on Fridays. Take a look, as they never disappoints!
Drink smartly, and be nice. It’s the Oregon way.
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
OREGON & WASHINGTON WINES FROM RIBERA VINEYARDS
Drop by this Friday, September 13, 3:30 - 6:30 to taste Northwest wines from both Oregon and Washington from a fabulous upstart producer, Ribera Vineyards. Special guest, Ribera Vineyards winemaker Chris Dickson will be on hand pouring and discussing the following 4 wines-
2011 RIBERA VINEYARDS PINOT NOIR "STORMY MORNING VINEYARD"
$22.99 BTL./$275.88 CASE
Lately we've been hearing more whining and moaning when it comes to pricing of established Oregon & Washington stars and well-established vineyard sites. As we grow as a region, prices will only increase, hence it is all of our duties to participate and find the next generation. Ribera Vineyards falls right into this category producing wines from both states.
Ribera's 2011 Pinot Noir is quite delightful. Graceful and pure with fine aromas of red flowers, strawberries, herbs and spice which highlight the cerebral, perfumy nose. Stylish, lacey and velvety with a fine underlying backbone which will hold up to aging. The finish extends, seduces and never flows outside its borders. A true find, this Oregon Pinot Noir will delight with mushroom-based dishes, fowl, or grilled salmon for the next 5-7 years.
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Sept 13: Northwest Red Values
4pm - 7pm . $12 Main Flight*
It's not news that we live in a region noted for producing exceptional red wines, and for this week, we've sought out some outstanding value reds from Oregon and Washington to share with you. We will even be pouring Pinot Noir in the mix but expect Rhone varietals, a new value Cab and another surprise or two. Tasting starts at 4pm and we know you're going to recognize some of these wineries so come early while supplies are plentiful to make sure you get to take home what you want after the tasting!
1520 NE Alberta
Tues - Sat, 2 - 10
Friday, September 13th
Old World Party Wines: $15 and Under; $12.
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
Fall is a lovely time of year for Alsatian whites and memories of our visit there. Favorites including Albert Mann, Ginglinger, Jean Sipp, 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, September 13 our "Friday Tasting" 5:00 - 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! --$5.00 fee--
This week, Ewald Moseler of Moseler Selections will be pouring wines of Germany:
Selbach Riesling dry Blauschiefer (blue slate) 2012 $18.99
Just arrived! A dry 2012 well balanced Riesling, estate bottled at one of the top estates “Selbach-Oster” in the Mosel Valley.
ZÜM – Riesling 2011 $9.99
ZÜM is a mouth-watering and food-friendly Riesling from Germany’s famed Mosel river valley. ZÜM is made from grapes grown in steep slate hillside vineyard plots surrounding the ancient town of Bernkastel, at the top of which sits the famous Landshut castle signified on the label. ZÜM represents the best of old world wine making tradition.
EXTREME VALUES Wine & Spirits Critics Pick 12/2012
A. Diehl Grauer Burgunder 2012 $15.99
Pinot Gris called Grauer Burgunder in Germany, from the Alexander Diehl estate located in the Pfalz wine region just north of Alsace.
Johann Schild Riesling Kabinett Ürziger Würgarten 2011 $16.99
“This contrasts a rock candy sweetness with green spice, honeydew flavor joining them in the middle. Tame the sweetness with the heat of salt-and-pepper squid.”
Winemaker Johann Schild believes in small quantity/high quality winemaking, which is why he strictly hand selects his grapes from the renowned Ürziger Würzgarten vineyard. His wines are uniquely aromatic, created from vines averaging 50-70 years old. The “Ürziger Würzgarten” vineyard is internationally recognized as a specialty even among the vineyards of the Mosel valley. The red slate of this southerly sloping vineyard is rich in iron giving the wines the unique Würzgarten spiciness.
BEST BUY Wine&Spirits 12/2012
Rudi Veit Riesling Spätlese Piesporter Goldtröpchen 2007 $16.99
A late harvest Riesling from the famoust Goldtröpfchen vineyard in the town of Piesport in the Mosel valley. The Veit family cultivates about 12 acres of this steep Mosel slopes. Rudi Veit has been the winemaker for over 30 years. Riesling is his favorite and grown in the majority of his vineyards. By gently cutting the vines during the winter months and cultivating the slate soils in the spring, he provides ideal growing conditions for his vines. Intense care of the foliage during the vegetation period is critical for healthy and ripe grapes, Rudi says. The heat storing slate soil makes for wines rich in mineral nutrients. Upon grape harvest, winemaker Rudi focuses on gentle processing of the grapes, intense pre-clarifying of the grape must (juice of freshly pressed grapes, pre-fermentation), and chill fermentation to obtain very fruity Riesling wines, ranging from dry to semi-dry to sweet. Storage of the young wines in both classic Mosel Fuder barrels and stainless steel tanks while maintaining the fine yeasts prior to bottling give the wines their finishing touch.
A. Diehl Dornfelder 2012 $15.99
The very successful grape variety Dornfelder received varietal protection in Germany and was released for cultivation in 1979. Today 9% of the German total wine production! It was named in honor of Immanuel August Ludwig Dornfeld (1796-1869), a senior civil servant who was instrumental in creating the viticulture school in Weinsberg.
Is a dark-skinned variety of grape of German origin used for red wine. It was created by August Herold (1902-1973) at the grape breeding institute in Weinsberg in the Württemberg region in 1955. Herold crossed the grape varieties Helfensteiner and Heroldrebe , the latter which bears his name, to create Dornfelder. Helfensteiner: (Frühburgunder x Trollinger) and Heroldrebe (Blauer Portugieser x Lemberger) were both crosses created some decades earlier by Herold
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
No tasting this week
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
September 13th: Comparing Chardonnay from Burgundy, France & Oregon including the 2011 Arterberry Maresh “Maresh Vineyard” ($15)
We’re making huge strides with this noble grape here in Oregon and it’s time to see how we’re shaping up against the benchmark. This promises to be an eye opening experience!
The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
September 13 - Rich Washington Reds and Oma Chocolates
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
SEPTEMBER 13TH: CALIFORNIA'S FINEST! Big Reds & one White from Newton, Cline & some surprises. $15.00.
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061
A special event that is open to all, but with special perks for members of the “Scott Paul Club”- ie free tastings for members of the Scott Paul Club plus 2 free guests!
Friday night 5-8p in Portland
Saturday 12-5p in Carlton
We’ll be pouring our complete line-up of 2011 Pinot Noirs, and a couple of older vintages out of the libraryas well! If you’re not yet a member, don’t dismay - you can sign-up right now by emailing Kelly Karr or even during the event and get your tasting flight for free on the spot!
Non-member tasting fee, $20, refundable with 3 bottle purchase.
Scott Paul Club members receive first access to our limited-edition single vineyard wines, such as our reserve-level Audrey Pinot Noir – and it’s the only way to guarantee an allocation of our special bottlings every year. Past examples of the special bottlings include 2011 Long Run, 2010 Les Gourmandises, 2009 Dix (received 96 points from Wine Enthusiast and named in top ten wines of the year worldwide), 2008 Dom Denise and 2008 D122.
Looking forward to seeing you at the party!
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
Join us every week as we host either a Collective or guest winemaker at the Tasting Bar. We're looking forward to getting to know the wines of our friends and peers as the producers themselves talk us through their philosophy and techniques.
Check back for tasting dates and times, flights will range from $5-$10.
1910 Main St
Forest Grove, Or
***Saturday September 14th***
CANCILLA CELLARS, SUNSWEPT VINEYARD, PROVINCIAL VINEYARD AND FORTY FIVE WINE CO
Ken Cancilla, Winemaker
Farming a vineyard organically and how multiple
clones affect Pinot Noir complexity and intensity
2009 Cancillar Cellars Chardonnay
2009 Cancilla Cellars Pinot Noir
Bob & Marilyn Senko, Vintners
Weather effects on wine
Chilled Corn Soup with Oregon Dungeness Crab
A vertical tasting of 2006-2012 Sunswept to show what
weather can do to grape maturity and thus wine quality
Neil Frederickson, Vintner
DYI Backyard Vineyard –
with complimentary grapevine to take home
Heirloom Tomato, Quail Run Mozzarella & Basil Sandwich
2011 Provincial Vineyard Pinot Noir – New Release
The Tasting Room at 1910Main
Forty Five Wine Co.
Ben Friesen, Winemaker
Wine making on the forty fifth parallel
Ice Cream Sandwich
Chai Ice Cream with Spice Cake Cookie
2011 Forty Five Pinot Blanc
$75 per person
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
Sept. 13, 2013
“I have put together a most excellent welcome back from the VINO vacation with this Friday’s selections. These are (from) the regions where there are vast oceans of killer wines that completely over-deliver at their various price points. Especially in southwest France that warm Mediterranean sun seems to bake in extra richness and a dark, brooding complexity to these wines that I find irresistible. Great bargains, incredible food friendliness, and, most importantly, delicious flavors. I hoope you can stop by tomorrow because I will guarantee you’ll find something (and probably several things!) to like in the wines below. Plus, I don’t know if you’ve been checking the extended weather forecast like I have, but it seems we’re sadly nearing the end of the VINO patio season, so let’s enjoy it while we can with these French finds…”
2012 DOMAINE MONTROSE Rosé “Cotes de Thongue-Languedoc” $13.95
-2012 CASTELMAURE Corbieres $10.95…a new vintage just out of one of yearly favorite red bargains and it does not disappoint!
-2009 CHATEAU VIELLA Madiran $13.95…if you’ve been in search of the elusive Tannat grape, here it is!
-2011 MAS DE MARTIN “Roi Patriot” $14.95…love this wine and a crazy deal here. Was on our shelves at $18.95 yesterday. More details to come in next week’s E-Special, but why wait. A great $15 red!
-2011 CHATEAU PONZAC Cahors $18.95…100% malbec and nothing like those S. American bottles you’ve ben drinking. Really cool wine here!
And then we move happily into bonus territory….
Bonus #1: 2010 BARROUBIO Monervois “Marie Therese” $23.95…Easily the best Minervois I have ever tasted!
Bonus #2: 2010 L’HERMAS “Terrasses du Larzac” Languedoc $26.95…how darkly colored can a wine get? Here’s the answer!
Just the thing for late summer/early autumn cooking! We’ll be showing off our wares from 4:30-8:00 tomorrow and as always you can enjoy the first five wines for just ten dollars with a nominal amount more for your bonus pleasure. Bring along some snacks, some friends, and some curious thirst to be quenched!
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
Friday, September 13, 4 to 7 PM
Tasting : Hestia
3037 N. Williams A
503 619 1918
Best to visit on Friday’s as they are still ramping up operations at new location
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
September 13th France