The man who puts music in your mouth has both pinot clubs grooving; We throw the Reserve club a delicious curve ball; Guardian Gun Metal makes a triumphant return; a new bottling and renewed commitment to Red Mountain from Kiona; We still love Julia Bailey; It's a Tim Malone takeover of the New Discoveries!
Ken & Erica sojourn to create their best Pinot of the vintage; Grant & Renee show their "rough cut" Pinot is high class; Tony Dollar is looking super; Soos Creek made a terribly good Cabernet; the Casteels and Fords know their estates like the back of their hands; an exciting new voice in Willamette Valley Chardonnay; our favorite folklore creature has some delicious Merlot.
We talk Oregon history with Jason Lett of The Eyrie Vineyards; Coeur de Terre shares some Estate Reserve with us; Betz takes over the Big Reds; 2018 Pinot here we come; Two winery debuts for the New Discoveries.
Mo's new vineyard shines and the Etzel boys show the apple does not fall far; aMaurice paints us two masterpieces; Hope Well vineyard and other premier sites on a Tuesday night; a new blend you can trust and a Chardonnay from St. Innocent as they launch their next chapter.
We say goodbye to Jesus Guillen; Club stalwarts: Anneka Miller, Tim Malone, and Elk Cove make welcome end of year appearances; We find good cadence, cowboys, and magicians in Washington; so much great Pinot for <$30; A southern Oregon red Tannat, along with the shortest instructions ever from aMaurice; A delicious pair of Chardonnays.
An exciting woodsman and a lauded veteran for the Reserve members; Two spectacular Horse Heaven Hills wines; Brigadoon returns and Grant Coulter's day job sends up their flag; Ovum draws a line in the vineyard.
The Dundee Hills' Worden Hill Rd shows off in the Reserve club; Two namesake WA wineries to be proud of; Et fille and Evesham Wood are good every day of the week; Kevin White's Syrah is really something special and Trathen Hall's Sauvignon blanc is discovered.
In 2016 Will Hamilton made one of the best Sojourner Pinots to date and one of the most smile-inducing Willamette Valley bottlings; Chad Stock captures Johan vineyard in a bottle; Rotie Cellars makes a big return with a red and white blend; The Rasa boys show off their strong 2016; A $25 reserve-level Pinot; Julia from Loop de Loop dropped off a rascally red.
Our favorite vineyard through the lens of a Willamette Valley pioneer, Adelsheim; Evesham's La Grive Bleue turns legal; Red Willow vineyard + Owen Roe = perfection; You will drink Sheridan's f*$kin' Merlot; Jackson Holstein and Vincent Fritzsche deliver bang for the buck; A beautiful red blend from Syncline and Anne Amie's rose is off the beaten path.
Hands down the best Meredith Mitchell and Four Winds vineyard Pinots we've had in years; Kevin White's Dubrul vineyard is one for the ages; Jackalope shows their breadth with a Cabernet Sauvignon; rock & roll Pinot pairs with Adelsheim breaking new ground; Kevin makes damn fine Tuesday wine too; a California all star brings his game to the Willamette Valley.
Jim Maresh shares some old vine magic; Chris Dickson has made one of the best 2015 Pinots; Jason Gersing brought us a jazzy Cabernet; the folks at White Rose and Maison L'Envoye over-deliver some Wednesday night pinots; we doubly welcome Quady North to the Northwest New Discoveries club.
A veteran club producer and a new-comer to the Reserve club; Two WA syrahs made in two different states; Cody Wright's Purple Hands are working; Will Hamilton's everyday pinot is super; Jess Pierce's inaugural riesling is off the chain.
Tom Fitzpatrick continues to elevate; the Kinnes are making delicious four-on-the-floor Pinot noir; The Boss is back; Mark Ryan is no dummy; a newcomer to the Everyday and New Discoveries club is hardly a rookie; Pinot from a guy who may hate pinot; Barbera from Washington that Marcus & Andy would drink!?.!
We love Cristom's wines and feature the depth and breadth their storied winemaker, Steve Doerner has achieved in all four clubs; Haden Fig pulls some fruit from its parent winery; Betz over-delivers a table red; strong-land makes for some strong Pinot noir.
Professor Rich teaches us about elements and a final send-off to Patty Green; What's up with Evening Land? Broadley brings up their top cuvee; Flagship Cabernets for the Big Reds members with a Latta (get it?) GSM and delicious Walla Walla Syrah, trust us; Tim Malone, Twill Cellars, Jim Maresh, and Corey of Jackalope have your Tuesday night Pinots covered; Wild and crazy holiday wines for the New Discoveries, now with more MSG!
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