Winemaking's Hippocratic Oath

Happy Friday Oregon wine fans!

Winemaking's Hippocratic Oath is first, to do no wrong. Twill's Chris Dickson and Goodfellow's Marcus (Goodfellow) are living it; they are doing only right by the grapes. Each new vintage and each new release, these guys prove that we can trust them to make the most dynamic, the most excellent wines. And trust them we do!

Twill Willamette Valley Chardonnay 2015

$24.25 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($26.95 regular) 

I've been tasting and writing about Oregon Chardonnay far before it was cool -- I'll be so bold as to say I know when I've found a winner. Ding ding! Aromatic and flavor complexities associated with wines twice its price, coexisting with amazing drinkability make this a sort-of unicorn Chardonnay. Opening with lemon, apricot, sea air and jasmine, there's a compelling interplay between richness and mouthwatering freshness in the flavors of tangerine, Meyer lemon and chamomile. Adding to the appeal, it is a truly "friendly" style -- I'd go as far to say that if you don't like this, you probably don't like Oregon Chardonnay. Only 75 cases made from a 60/40 blend of Molly's and Johan Vineyards. - Marcus

Goodfellow Family Cellars Ramato Pinot gris 2016
$19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order

($21.95 regular) 

Well hello, Pinot gris. Marcus Goodfellow continues to evolve Pinot gris from the ho-hum to the sublime with this 75-case lot of skin-contact Pinot gris, creating a beautiful copper color (Ramato!) and a beautifully drinking wine. Hard to imagine more refreshing juice -- we'll be gulping this from now till it's gone. All silver-tongued flattery aside, this is yet another feather in Marcus Goodfellow's cap, further proof of what we've said for a long while: Goodfellow could make good wine from Norton to Niagra. - Marcus

Twill Rosé of Pinot noir 2016

$19.75 in any 12 bottle or Build a Case* order ($21.95 regular) 

We had our eyes on Twill's '16 rosé as a potential contender to Eyrie's king. No need to unleash the dragons, just add a throne and share the power: make way for a new member of the rosé royal family! Sashaying between grapefruit, fresh cherry, rose petal and a kiss of orange, with subtle mineral accents, this vibrant and totally refreshing ruler will bring peace to your dinner table. Crush this with some fresh salmon. From Molly's Vineyard, Twill's estate, only 125 cases made. - Marcus

We're looking forward to helping you with an order. Thanks for your support and have a great weekend!