Tag Archives: Oregon

Wine Review: 2011 Gothic Rosé (Willamette Valley)

Founded by restaurant owner William Tigertt and sommelier Josh Nadel, Gothic Wine sources their wines from vineyards and winemakers in the Willamette Valley and Sonoma County. Their current releases include two Oregonian Pinot Noirs and the second vintage of their Gothic rosé. The 2011 is the second vintage of the Gothic rosé. Made from fruit […]

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The Rosé Society – 2011 North Valley Soter Vineyards Highland Rosé (Willamette Valley)

Tony Soter, who has worked his winemaking magic at Napa’s Etude Wines, Willamette Valley’s Soter Vineyards, and dozens of prestigious wineries over the years, has made a rosé to savor.  A couple of years ago, he launched the Soter Vineyards’ second label: North Valley. The North Valley rosé is simply one of the best rosés […]

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The Elegant, Distinctive Wines of Oregon’s Cristom

Indisputably, one of the highlights of the Wine Dine With Us team’s trip through the heart of Oregon’s main winemaking region a few years ago was our visit to Cristom. It was a visit that almost did not happen. Somehow in the planning, one of us (that would be me!) overlooked the fact that we […]

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Last Minute Recommendations for Celebrating the Fourth of July with Red, White, and Pink

Looking for some last minute wine suggestions for your Fourth of July celebration? Here are three new reviews of wines from our Pacific Northwest to get you going and three previous recommendations.  Enjoy! 2009 90+ Cellars Lot 28 Pinot Noir (Willamette Valley) Pale garnet. Loads of cherry on the nose complemented by earthy notes and […]

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R is for (Remarkable) Rosé – Wine Review of Domaine Serene Rosé NV

The understated simplicity and beauty of the clear, taller than average bottle, with its cream-colored label, grabbed my attention. The raspberry-gelato colored wine shines through the “r” cut out of the label, and that is all it needs to say. Strawberry compote, herbs, hints of crushed blueberry, and raspberry. Despite all of the fruit descriptors, […]

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KING ESTATE 2004 Domaine Oregon Pinot Gris

The King Estate Pinot Gris is made with Organic Grapes so why not open it for Earth Day? One of my goals on our trip to Oregon was to experience a range of Oregon Pinot Gris because we didn’t have much of a selection here at the time (it could still use some help) but […]

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Wine Review: 2003 Domaine Drouhin “Laurène” Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

I have been in somewhat of an Oregon state of mind. So when time came to select a wine for Thanksgiving Day dinner, I gravitated toward the 2003 Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir that I had brought back with me from the Wine Dine With Us visit to the Willamette Valley.  Our visit to Drouhin […]

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Wine Review: 2008 Bergström Wines “Old Stones” Chardonnay

When Wine Dine With Us visited the Willamette Valley a couple of years ago, we experienced many incredible wines. It would be really challenging to choose a favorite wine or winery, but for me Bergström Wines would be near the top of the list. The Pinot Noirs were sublime. I don’t use that word often, […]

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