Very excited over the developed tastings again this week; is this the new norm for local wine shops? Let’s hope so. Two wine shops that had regular tastings are blanking it recently. Let’s hope they come back. Only two regulars have yet to post or email, but will be updated as received, or seen.
Here is a video from “The Wine Guy” An Introduction to Wine, Lesson 2: Art of Swirling – The Wine Guy
Now, back to your Friday, June 27, 28 wine tasting opportunities. Remember, friends don’t let friends drive after swallowing too much wine. Be a real friend.
Now, your offerings for this week
Barrel Fine Wine + Tasting Bar
14740 NW Cornell Road, Suite 160
Portland, OR 97229
5 wines – $8. bucks – 5:00 – 8:00 pm
“Barrel is Pleased to Welcome Back Jon Wadman with Phelps Creek Vineyards!”Phelps Creek Vineyards focuses on estate grown Pinot Noir and Chardonnay from the Columbia Gorge AVA. Vineyard care takes center stage leading up to wine production. Sustainable agricultural practices combined with careful management of the fruit yields on the vines leads to the noted intensity of the winesour bottlings. Total production is around 5000 cases.
”Phelps Creek first planted their oldest vines of Pinot Noir in 1990, shortly adding a block of Dijon clone Chardonnay two years later. Incrementally, they expanded the vineyards and now nurture 30 acres (25 Acres of Pinot Noir, 4.5 acres of Chardonnay and 1/2 acre of Pinot Gris). In addition to estate grown fruit, Phelps Creek enjoys long-term relationships with some of the most desirable vineyards throughout the Columbia Gorge AVA.”Join us this Friday as we welcome back Jon Wadman.
”Just come on in, no reservations necessary!
” FRIDAY June 27th, 2014
”The Line Up:
2013 “Fleur de Roy” Rose of Pinot Noir
2013 Sauvignon Blanc
2013 “Le Petit” Pinot Noir
2010 Pinot Noir
2011 “Cuvee Alexandrine” Pinot Noir”
The Cellar Door
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
“Bring Your Friends to Friday Sips”
“THIS WEEK’S FRIDAY SIPS”
”This Friday – June 27, 3:30 – 6:30
”A Friday Sips which will prove that one doesn’t need to take a 2nd mortgage out to enjoy this great region’s wines.
– 2010 Chateau Du Glana St-Julien
– 2009 Chateau Lyonnat Lussac St-Emilion
– 2010 Chateau Picque-Caillou Pessac-Leognan Graves
– 2010 Chateau Mazeris Canon-Fronsac”
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
WEEKEND HOURS @ cork
Friday 2pm – 7pm
Saturday 2pm – 7pm
Everyone is welcome to stop in and shop during our public hours.
1520 NE Alberta
Tues – Sat, 2 – 10
Friday night flights (5-9pm)
“Friday, June 27th”
”Rosato del Nebbiolo, ITALY; $12”
Great Wine Buys
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
“June 27 – Piedmont Reds
Lots of new arrivals that we want to check out (including Renato Ratti Barolo and De Forville Barbaresco) but it’s always nice to include some older vintages as well. For sure we’ll dig up a nice aged bonus pour. $20”
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
”Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: email@example.com
“Friday, June 27 our “Friday Tasting” 5:00 – 7:00 pm ...always ends at 7 pm sharp! –$5.00 fee
”Lindsay Green of Vertical Wines will be pouring selections from Washington, France, Italy and South Africa:
“Graham Beck Brut Rose South Africa $18.99
”Aromas of raspberries, cherries and a few secondary whiffs of minerality. A lively mousse but fine in the mouth, with subtle red berry flavors enlivened by bright acids. Brisk on the palate, showing hints of oyster shell and fresh lavender. Flirtatious and fun, yet elegant and structured, it’s perfect for all seasons and settings
”Gilbert Cellars Rose of Mourvedre Yakima Valley 2013 $14.99
”Gilbert’s tip of the hat to Bandol Rose rocks. Fresh and lively, gushing with strawberry alongside hints of Moroccan spices and melon. Creamy textured, with a clean and refreshing finish. A total winner.
”Lone Birch Gewurztraminer Yakima Valley 2011 $8.99
”A delicate fruit-forward bouquet pear and melon. Light-bodied and crisp with lingering flavors of pear and citrus fruit.
’Gosseaume Gamay Rouge 2013 $13.99
”Henri Chapon : “Although Touraine Gamay is often seen as a frail and simple wine, it is very possible to produce rich and spicy wines if the fruit is picked when ripe and clean and the vinifications carried out carefully, giving the wine time to ‘make itself’ and express itself. As often with the Gamay grape variety, the first thing that strikes you is the seductive fuschia colour.
”One also immediately notices the elegance of the nose which although remaining light, draws us in with its spicy pepper and liquorice notes on a base of red fruits. On the palate too, fresh red fruits delicately reveal themselves, so typical of this grape variety. We have here a classic example of Gamay that is structured and supple, yet has retained its fresh drinkable character.
”Drink it lightly chilled (but not too cold) with white meats, grilled foods and barbeques. Don’t hesitate to let it breathe a little which allows all the red fruit aromas to come to the fore.”
”Campobello Chianti 2013 $9.99
”This attractive ruby-red wine has light, fruity aromas with a delicate hint of violets. With lively cherry flavors, this medium-bodied Chianti is an excellent accompaniment to a wide range of meals, especially roasts and traditional Tuscan cuisine.
”Patit Creek Red Columbia Valley 2011 $14.99
”Ripe red fruits and savory backing spices showcase the 2010 vintage well. The profile and structure suggest a much more expensive wine than this everyday value
“…and there may be a mystery wine at Dave’s desk”
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Friday, June 27: No tasting
Saturday, June 28
Italian beauties: Tintero Grangia Rosato, Zeni Pinot Gris Ramato, Contesa Pecorino, Elisabetta Fagiuoli Montenidoli Vernaccia, Rapalino Nebbiolo d’Alba, Antica Enotria Raffaele di Tuccio, and Farnetella Chianti Riserva
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
“Oregon Pinot Noir & a Red Burgundy Premium Pour ($15)
“Friday June 27th 2014 4 pm – 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines
I must admit, the 2012 vintage has turned out perfect Pinots to follow 2010 and 2011. Those earlier two vintages are made for cellaring and the better ones should be left alone for at least a few more years. Then along comes 2012, a vintage of plush, full, velvety Pinots that are delicious to drink now as you wait for the 10’s & 11’s to come around or you can cellar them if you like. That’s the beauty of different styles of vintages.
“All of the Oregon Pinots in this flight are from 2012 with the exception of the DePonte 2009 Eastburn, a wine that we sold a truckload of in a recent offering. One of the all time great values in Oregon Pinot, period! I decided to do a premier cru Red Burgundy for the premium just to have a bit of a comparison with a wine from the homeland of Pinot Noir. I had the opportunity to enjoy a bottle the other night with Perry Bishop, the local supplier for Domaine De Montille, and I was impressed with the drinkability of such a young Burgundy yet at the same time a wine with the solid structure to age effortlessly for years to come.
2012 Soter, Planet Oregon $19
2012 JK Carriere, Provocateur $24
2009 DePonte, “Eastburn Vineyard” $25
2012 McKinlay Vineyards, “Ladd Hill Vineyard” $35
2012 Alexana, Estate “Revana Vineyard” $43
Premium Pour ($7)
2011 Domaine De Montille, Beaune “Perrieres” 1er Cru $73
Beaune-Burgundy, France “
“Next Friday is July 4th and there will be no tasting as we will be closed. We’re looking forward to seeing you at our next tasting on July 11th! Look for the July tasting schedule e-mail next week. “
The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
“WINE TASTINGS are held every Friday from 5-7:30 pm. We pour a selection of 5 or 6 different wines and the cost is $10 per person, unless otherwise noted.”
“June 27 – Wines of Portugal”
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue, Portland
“ Every Friday evening we hold informal, drop-in Tastings from 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. Try a set of six wines on the cheap and broaden your horizons – it’s fun, we promise! Newbies welcome! “
“JUNE 27TH: SOUTH AMERICA! Luxurious reds from south of the Border! $15.00”
Scott Paul PDX
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061
NO TASTING IN SIGHT!
SE Wine Collective (AKA: Division Wine)
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
Guest Winemaker – Illahe Vineyards with Bethany Ford
Saturday June 28th 2014 6:00pm
“Bethany, (Brad’s better half) found herself falling in love with Pinot Noir in the Santa Ynez Valley while she was achieving her degree in art at Biola University in Los Angeles. Inspired by the craft and process of making wine and having always wanted to live in the Northwest, she moved to Oregon in 2005.
“Bethany gained experience in sales at Whole Foods Market and then moved on to a full time wine career at Domaine Serene Winery, Argyle, and Methven Family Vineyards, before coming to Illahe. You might see her running around Portland selling wine, in her office snuggling with her new baby boy Beckett, or in the winery punching down fermenters and trying to learn some science.
“Wines on the list
2013 Estate Pinot Gris
2013 Estate Gruner Veltliner
2012 Bon Sauvage Pinot Noir”
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
10 AM, Fri: No info
The Wine Cellar
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
“Tasting wines of Casa Bruno 4 – 7 PM”
WineUP! Wine Shop
3037 N. Williams Av
503 619 1918
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 4:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Six wines for $15.00 with an optional
June 27th Spain