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!
Sojourner vineyard is featured from two club favorites; Cadence and Alexana deliver again; Reserve = Super Deluxe?; Bow & Arrow sneak a Pinot/ Gamay blend in to our Everyday Pinot club; a pair of WA red blends for the fall to winter transition.
Murto Vineyard Pinot from Jackson Holstein and Brian O'Donnell; John Bookwalter's Conflict is our reward; Division and Goodfellow pour some everyday Pinot that exceeds expectations; we collect another Gamay producer and Andrew Will sends down a crazy-good red from their estate.
Two pioneering wineries showcase the next generation in Pinot; a big Syrah and a classic Cabernet; Paul de Lancellotti welcomes you to the family; an American Brut that is almost too good.
Jesus makes wine; A Pinot that should say "Drink me!"; Seven Hills red from L'Ecole; Tony Dollar shows how good $25 Cabernet can be; Jackson Holstein follows the family business; Kevin White drops an En Hommage bomb.
Maresh Vineyard through the lens of a NASA scientist; A Burgundy/ Oregon/ rock 'n roll project we can get behind; Washington Syrah faces off with Oregon Syrah; Evesham Wood and Alexana over-deliver; Ian Burch steps up at Scott Paul; Eyrie is king of Pinot rosé.
This month we feature some Pinot voices you need to know: Burton Bittman and Lingua Franca; A Bordeaux blend from WA has us exclaiming: Holy sh!t, while a dark as night Syrah from a Pinot maker blew us away; $18 and Estate Pinot?...get out of town; A natural beauty Pinot is discovered along with the best American Sauvignon blanc we've tasted.
Walter Scott and Twill Cellars continue to amaze us; The best Sheridan L'Orage to date accompanies a Baer wine that surprised everyone (including the maker); A laid-back Pinot from a laid-back guy pairs with a blind-tasted silky pleasure; One of Washington's Game-Changing Winemakers brings a disruptive red blend.
Learn about urban zoning permits while enjoying two excellent Ribbon Ridge Pinots; A micro-monster Malbec that will intimidate any Big Reds lover; Patty Green treats us to her old vines, while Tyson Crowley says: Cheers; A transcendent Gewürztraminer experience.
We introduce the club to Élevée, a Pinot project from the Alloro winemaker; Chad Stock slays us with a Phantom; Belle Pente over-delivers with their declassified everyday Pinot; We discovered a nice little Columbia Gorge Merlot and a damn fine Dundee Hills Chardonnay.
Temperance Hill, Resonance, and Weber vineyards all feature in the Reserve Club; An elegant Big Red from Ciel du Cheval; Cabernet Sauvignon and Chapel Block Syrah from Red Willow; Two of our favorite of 2016 weekday Pinots; The Oregon Gamay revolution continues; Washington Barbera from Charles Smith; A delicious Melon from Bow & Arrow.
Tyson Crowley brings an epic single vineyard Pinot to our door; the best release from aMaurice yet; an under $20 Pinot that clobbers the competiton; Owen Roe sharecrops some delicious Chardonnay.