Friday Sips

It's Festivus Day!
Even better, it's A Cameron Festivus with special guest, John Paul from Cameron Winery!
Today, December 7 from 5:00 - 8:00
More exciting than when you were a kid on the morning of December 25th is this 3rd annual holiday ritual featuring four wines from one of Oregon's long time Pinot Noir and Chardonnay influences. Festivus jocularity and traditions will be celebrated featuring:
- Opening Ceremonies with the Official Poet Laureate of Festivus, The Right Reverend David Bennett
- The Airing of Grievances
- Feats of Strength
- Afterwards perhaps a Karaoke and Dance contest (this part is probably doubtful because after a bit of Clos Electrique, many of us don't know how to or will be able to groove ;-)
- Ugly Sweaters encouraged. Most hideous outfit wins a White Elephant Prize


To me the 2016 Cameron reds are a little bit reminiscent of 2008 having great intensity but abundant acidity to back them up. The Abbey Ridge (vines planted in the early 70s) is a bit darker and more Cote-de-Nuit like, think Nuit-St-Georges, Clos Electrique (vines planted in the early 80s) has the herbs and spices, licorice, think Gevrey....My feeling is that the reds will close down at some point only to re-emerge as very beautiful. The whites are exactly what I expect, the Dundee Hills possessing great charm and vibrancy with the Clos Blanc being very dense, and lush going in but very electric on the finish. The Nebbiolo is more Alto Piemonte in style. Come on in between 5:00 – 8:00 today and see four of the wines for yourself!

2016 Cameron Pinot Noir ‘Abbey Ridge'

2016 Cameron Pinot Noir ‘Clos Electrique'

2014 Cameron Nebbiolo

2017 Cameron Dundee Hills Chardonnay