Here is a bit more information about some of the grape varietals & special wines.
Oregon's Wine Country
All wines come from someplace, but the best wines can only come from an extraordinary place
Oregon is a world-class wine region with more than
700 wineries and more than 1,000 vineyards growing
72 grape varieties. Oregon wines taste of the land.
The French call it terroir, we call it delicious. From
prightly sparklers and jaunty roses', to minerally
Rieslings and peachy Viogniers; from elegant Pinot
noirs and sumptuous Syrahs, to classy Cabernets and
dulcet dessert wines, Oregon’s wine variety will satisfy
Oregon wine growers are committed to producing
high-quality wines. On a national scale, Oregon is the
hird largest wine grape producing state, yet remains
focused on producing small-batch artisan wine. In fact,
most Oregon wineries are relatively small, producing
fewer than 5,000 cases a year.
Keeping wine production small ensures that winemakers
have the time and energy to nurture each and every vine, cluster and barrel into wines of superior flavor and concentration worthy of the Oregon stamp. It also allows winemakers time to collaborate with one another, experiment with new varieties, practice earth-friendly growing techniques and-perhaps best of all-directly share their results with the wine enthusiast. In Oregon, it’s often the winemaker behind the counter pouring the wine. And in many cases, visitors get to taste small-batch vintages only available in the winery’s tasting room.
Now that’s worth a trip.
Here are a few of our Oregon Wines:
Penner-Ash Pinot Noir - 2016, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
A classic expression of Willamette Valley, the 2016 Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir is
elegant and true to the Oregon style, composed of 15 different single vineyard sites throughout the region.
Expressive and refined, the Pinot Noir showcases savory notes of oak mixed with red cherry, cedar spice,
and dried rose petals, followed by subtle hints of tobacco. Its structured sweetness gives way to fresh and
earthy notes followed by a lasting finish.
Benton Lane Pinot Noir 2014 First Class
91 pts James Suckling & Wilford Wong, 90 pts Wine Spectator & Wine Enthusiast
Extremely aromatic with strawberries, cedar, tea and light caramel. Medium to full body, fine tannins and a fruity finish – yet this always remains reserved and refined
Kings Ridge 2014 Riesling
90 pts Wine Enthusiast
This outstanding Riesling brings a bouquet of rose petals and peaches. There's enough bright acidity to push flavors of lime and grapefruit forward, and the wine drinks dry despite relatively low alcohol.
Whole Cluster 2016 Rose’ of Pinot Noir
88 pts Wine Enthusiast
This wine is exquisitely aromatic with notes of nectarine, jasmine and ruby red grapefruit. The palate is juicy and displays fresh peach, kiwi and floral honeysuckle flavors while remaining bright and balanced by mouthwatering acidity.The finish carries tropical papaya and guava essences well beyond the sip.
Argyle 2014 Vintage Brut Sparkling
91 pts Wine Spectator, 90 pts Wine Enthusiast & James Suckling
Vibrant and floral apple and cherry aromas lead to layered and lively cinnamon, fresh ginger and spice flavors that linger on the long finish.
2 Hawk Red-Tail Red v.3
86 pts Wine Enthusiast
This Bordeaux blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 5% each Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. Dry and astringent, it opens with a burst of pretty cherry fruit. As it breathes, some green-bean aromas and flavors develop.
We carry many more Oregon Wines, stop in!