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chardonnay

2013 Trip to Willamette Valley, Parts 2 and 3

June 2 The third day of tasting led us to these fine places and wines:   White Rose 2010 Chehalem Mountains pinot noir                                     $50 (2) vineyard blend; medium dark garnet, clear Medium nose, blueberries Whole-mouth feel with medium body, fairly long finish Acidic and somewhat grippy, 3 – 5 years out 2011 Guillen Vineyard pinot … Continue reading »

Categories: chardonnay, Oregon, Pinot Noir, Reds, whites, Willamette Valley | Leave a comment

Some of the best of the wines available at the average wine retailer

Posted on February 4, 2013 by tcbrown  Sometimes you just get stuck buying wine from an average retailer, say grocer, convenience store, or “beer, wine, tobacco” outlet.  Which wine would one pick from the big bottlers that might still please the palette?  A fair question, but I can offer a few suggestions. Roederer Estate Brut … Continue reading »

Categories: Cabernet Sauvignon, chardonnay, Reds, Sparkling, whites, zinfandel | Tags: , , , | Leave a comment