Another work week moves to close, and another great Friday wine tasting appears!
This week, there are a couple of Pinot/Burgundy tastings, some for Zinfandel, and four wine-maker specific, and a couple of generalized red tastings, and… There is a BUBBLY wine tasting for those who look very forward to opportunities to taste sparkling.
The videos here are interesting for their range, yet all have to do with tasting wine. The first video, Thumbs up Wine Review: 2011 Turning Leaf Pinot Noir, is as straight forward review on a, wine. The second video, WINE…Red wine review…Girasole Vineyard’s Red Zinfandel…bloopers;) is kind of fun, as the presenter is doing a nice job of representing her own taste, which each of us needs to zero in on, for ourselves. She also, presents some gaps in knowledge, but that’s true for all of us, so watch, and gain confidence. The third one may have you running out the door, instead of reading the rest of this entry. Two wine reviewers fall over themselves, when praising Thumbs Up Wine Review: 2011 Trader Joe’s Reserve Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel.
Now, on to this week’s tasting! Only a couple have us waiting for their information the rest are here, so talk to friends, set your route and TASTE THE WINE.
Remember, do be safe when wine taste, and being with friends, sharing thoughts on what is being tasted is a definite must!
Enjoy this week’s offerings!
The Cellar Door
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
SEVEN OF HEARTS FRIDAY SIPS (PART I)
Today, May 31, 3:30 – 6:30
Drop by today, Friday May 31 to savor wines from long-time friend and Carlton stalwart, Byron Dooley. 4 wines featured and are listed below. We hope to see you today!
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Friday, May 31 & Saturday, June 1
VIOLA WINE CELLARS Release Weekend
”Our first new releases from the 2012 vintage, made by Darryl under our VIOLA and Alberta labels will hit the shelves this weekend.
The VIOLA Barbera d’Alder is a fresh, young, stainless steel aged Barbera made from fruit purchased at Alder Ridge Vineyards in the Horse Heaven Hills. The ALBERTA Bianco consists of Pinot Blanc grapes purchased from Yamhill Valley Vineyards in the Willamette Valley.We will be pouring them for you on Friday and Saturday from 4pm to 7pm. Complimentary to taste, available by the glass if you’d like to sit and linger longer while browsing the aisles.”
1520 NE Alberta
Tues – Sat, 2 – 10
Friday, May 31st
South America; $12
Great Wine Buys
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
”Owen Roe Yakima Red vertical 2002-2010 plus the introduction of their new flagship single-vineyard Bordeaux Blends. With winemaker David O’Reilly. Reservations and pre-payment required. See Special Events for details; 12 wines, $65.”
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, May 31 our “Friday Tasting” 5:00 – 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! –$5.00 fee–
Ewald Moseler of Mitchell Wines will present three the most traditional German and Austrian white wines –Grüner Veltliner, Riesling and Müller-Thurgau and three Pinot Noirs from different wine regions – Ahr, Württemberg Germany and Burgenland, Austria.
1. 2011 Grüner Veltliner Steinfeder – Sighardt Donabaum -Thal Wachau –AUSTRIA / WACHAU $18.99
The most famous and most planted grape variety in Austrian. Lively fresh with white pepper spiciness.
2. 2010 Müller-Thurgau Kabinett dry – Juliusspital – Würzburger Stein – GERMANY/ FRANKEN $28.99
Most popular and most panted grape variety in the Franken region. Full-bodied and dry, presented in the traditional Bocksbeutel.
3. 2010 Riesling Kabinett – Klaus Meierer – GERMANY / MOSEL 17.99
A traditional well balanced Mosel Riesling produced by the new rising star Mathias Meierer – young winemaker of the year in 2007
4. 2011 Mayschosser Spätburgunder (Pinot Noir) – GERMANY / AHR $21.99
A Pinot Noir treasure from the coolest red wine producing region in the world – the Ahr and produced by the Mayschoss vintners the oldest and high quality wine coop in Germany.
5. 2009 Spätburgunder** (Pinot Noir)- Ernst Dautel – Bönningheimer Sonnenberg – GERMANY / WÜRTEMBERG $32.99
A difficult to find Pinot Noir from one of the highest rated VDP wine estate in the Württemberg region Ernst Dautel.
6. 2010 Pinot Noir – Peter Schandl – AUSTRIA / BURGENLAND $33.99
A traditional, barique aged Pinot Noir from Peter Schandl, wine gardener and wine producer in the red wine region Burgenland, Austria.
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
No Tasting This Week
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
May 31st: Oregon Pinot Noir ($15)
Keeping an eye on our own back yard. It’s time to check in on the local boys to see what’s new and exciting.
The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
May 31 – Special tasting of Chateau de Saint Cosme
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
MAY 31st: TINY BUBBLES! Our almost half-way Bubbles EVENT, Champagne, Cava, Prosecco & more.
Scott Paul PDX
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
In Portland – White Burgundy & Cheeses Friday May 31st
Friday, May 31st, 2013
“Join us at Scott Paul PDX on Friday night May 31st from 5-8p for a special flight of top White Burgundies, paired with a great selection of cheeses from our friends at Cheese Bar. White Burgundy and cheese is a marriage made in heaven, each bringing out the best in the other. Come taste for yourself!
We’ll be pouring: 2011 Chablis l’Homme Mort 1er Cru from Frédéric Gueguen, 2009 Pouilly-Fuissé Les Birbettes from Chateau des Rontets, 2010 Meursault Vieilles Vignes and 2010 Meursault Bouches-Chères 1er Cru from Buisson-Charles, and 2010 Chassagne-Montrachet from Benjamin Leroux. We’ll have them paired up with different cheeses, and you’re free to mix-and-match to see which combinations you like best.
“Tasting fee is $20, refundable with any 3-bottle purchase of the featured wines.”
The Tasting Room at 1910 Main
1910 Main St
Forest Grove, Or
No Tasting This Week
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
“I came back from our short trip to Healdsburg and Calistoga a couple of weekends ago with a serious zin jones going. That’s what happens when you’re sitting out in the sun at 10:30 am drinking awesome Dry Creek zinfandel I guess. Kind of becomes a habit you want to keep going. So keep on keeping on we will be this Friday as I have gathered together a ridiculously great lineup of zins for your tasting pleasure. These wines across the board are not to be missed because they totally deliver the pleasure principle. Which means boatloads of full-bodied, jammy, spicy drinking fun that just so happens to kill it with all that grilling that I’m guessing is coming up in the weeks to come. Bring your tastebuds around for these and they’ll thank you later….”
-2009 VIANO VINEYARDS “Contra Costa” $9.95
-2010 RENWOOD “Clarion” Zin (75%)-Syrah (25%) $13.95
-2010 ALEXANDER VALLEY VNYD. “Sin Zin” $15.95
-2011 ROCK WALL “Monarch Street” $19.95
-2010 PETERSON WINERY “Dry Creek Valley” $23.95
And then wait’ll you dig into these bonus beauties….
Bonus #1-2009 FOUR VINES “Biker” Paso Robles $24.95
Bonus #2-2011 RIDGE VINEYARDS “East Bench” Dry Creek Valley $32.95
Bonus #3-2010 HENDRY WINES “Block 28″ Napa Valley $37.95
“Yes, you should bring along some snacks, since you asked. These wines aren’t exactly the shy, retiring types, octane-wise. A solid support group of drinking companions would be a bad idea either. The rest is per usual: the wines open 4:30-8:00 and the first five are just ten bucks with a bit more for your bonus enjoyment. This is going to good, and weather looks very favorable for some patio time!”
The Wine Cellar
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
Friday, May 31st 4 – 7PM
WineUP! Wine Shop
840 SE Alder St
503 619 1918
Hello to all our favorite wine drinking peeps out there, you know who you are! Please join us this Friday May 31, 2013 as we welcome Jonathan Wadman from Phelps Creek Vineyards for a delightful tasting of the fruit of the vine that hails in Hood River, the wines are structures amazingly well and if you have never been to their tasting room, it sits literally on a golf course with a view of Mt. Hood that will blow you away!! As always, WINE CLUB MEMBERS taste compliments on us and all others who we can’t talk into joining the wine club will have a $10 tariff…….so get in here and let the drinkin’ begin!!!
2011 “Estate Reserve” Chardonnay, Columbia Gorge AVA
Rich aromas of pomme fruits and meyer lemon lead to a round lushness. Light spice and mineral tones form a complex profile. Acid balance allows the wine to hold up to cream sauces. Aged in French Oak for 9 months.
2010 “Coeur de Roy” Blanc de Noir, Columbia Gorge AVA
The highly anticipated white wine crafted completely from Pinot Noir by Alexandrine. Distinctive and special the wine combines citrus and spice tones reminiscent of our estate Chardonnay with the body and textual weight of classic pinot noir. Beautiful acid balance generates numerous food pairing concepts.
2009 “Columbia Gorge” Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge AVA
A warm vintage brought dark fruit tones into this combination of estate and non-estate fruit. Light note of tobacco lace the nose and an extended finish lasts until your next sip. The perfect representation of how Gorge wind, weather and soil create ideal Pinot growing conditions!
2010 “Cuvee Alexandrine” Pinot Noir, Columbia Gorge AVA
Alexandrine’s gentle handling transformed Oregon’s coolest vintage on record into an elegant expression of our volcanic terroir. Smoke, leather and spice lace the wine with classic beauty.
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
World Class Wines offers regularly scheduled Friday night wine tastings at our
Lake Oswego shop from 4:30pm to 8:00pm.
6 wines for $15.00 with an optional
$5.00 bonus pour. Includes light appetizers and SABERING of our nightly bubbly
May 31st Zinfandel