CELLAR SELECTS

December 2010: Dessert and Bubbles

Remy Wines 2007 Beneficio Barbera, Washington StatePrice: $19 • Cases produced: 48 The Italian meaning of “beneficio” is the addition of distilled spirits to stop fermentation and retain ...

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Bordeaux Varietals and Blends

Trium 2006 Growers’ Cuvée, Rogue Valley • $22 (600 cases) Given its earthy elegance, one could easily mistake this wine for a classified growth Bordeaux. A blend of 62 percent Merlot, ...

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2008 & 2009 Pinot Noirs

Amity 2008 Sunnyside Vineyard Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley • $30 (114 cases) This wine shows a youthful depth and intensity found in many of the 2008 Oregon Pinots tasted in this session. Loads ...

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Pinot Blanc

Benton-Lane 2009 Pinot Blanc, Willamette Valley • $19 (256 cases) An intriguing array of aromas and flavors tantalize throughout the taste experience. Hints of oak and dusty peat mingle with stone ...

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Chardonnay

Five selections for summer.

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Riesling, Gewürztraminer and Müller-Thurgau

Our six picks for July

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White Blends and Rosés

White Blends and Rosés

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Pinot Gris

Recommended wines were selected using a double-blind method and a 20-point ranking system for appearance, aroma, taste, balance and finish.

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Illahe 2007 Pinot Noir Value Pick

2007 Pinot Noir

Recommended wines were selected using a double-blind method and a 20-point ranking system for appearance, aroma, taste, balance and finish.

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Springhouse Cellar - Viognier Value Pick

Viognier

Highly recommended Viogniers from the Oregon Wine Press tasting panel.

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Non-Bordeaux-Style Reds and Blends

The Oregon Wine Press tasting panel selected wines based on overall quality and value within their respective categories.

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Dessert and Sparkles

Value Picks for December 2009

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2007 Pinot Noirs

Value Picks for November 2009

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Bordeaux Blends Value Picks

Bordeaux Blends Value Picks

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Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc

Value Picks Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc

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Chardonnay

Convinced that the earlier ripening Dijon clones would prove the region’s potential for producing outstanding Chardonnay, a number of Oregon wineries have intensified their focus on Burgundy’s famed white wine grape.

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Riesling und Müller-Thurgau

Value Picks for July 2009

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Pinot Gris, Rose' and white blends

We were most gratified by the sheer number of responses to this month’s request for Pinot Gris, rosés and white blends. Splitting our tasting panel into two groups, we made first-round selections in each category, then came together into a single group to double-blind taste the finalists, from which the following recommendations emerged.

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Oregon Pinot Noir

Value Picks - Oregon Pinot Noir

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Pinot Noir–Part Two

The number of $30 and under Pinot Noirs received from Oregon wineries was a bounty of riches for the OWP. So much so that we deemed it necessary to devote two separate tasting to the effort. Here are the results of the second tasting.

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Viognier

Value Picks - Viognier

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