Friday Sips

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2008 Pinot Noirs


Today, July 6 from 3:30-6:30 PM, (earlier if it's quiet or the wine runs out).

For those of youze who are in town...drop by to sample 2 Oregon Pinots from the 2008 vintage. We'll also have one or two other fun things uncorked to celebrate the arrival of the mysterious orange orb that graced us with its presence!


We couldn't do an Oregon Wine feature without including the Cerebral Assassin, Steve Doerner's great wines and one from the 2008 vintage to boot! Definitely a wine for the cellar, the potential of this Reserve bottling from Cristom is immense! Blended from 14 different vineyard sites and containing 7 different Pinot Noir clones, this is truly Steve's work of art and yet another masterpiece. Currently densely layered, very compact and youthfully packed. Teeming with brilliant smoked blackberry tones, cinnamon, violet, rose, cacao and an underlay of dusty earth, it fills the senses with all of the components of great Pinot Noir. Only revealing a portion of what's to come, this wine will undoubtedly unfold into something special. Give this one until 2015 and drink through 2024 and beyond!

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Little do folks know that this wine comes from one of the premier vineyard sites in all of the Willamette Valley. Planted between 1972 and 1974, this vineyard was the old Dundee Hills Vineyard and many outstanding wines have come from these grounds over the years. In fact, for Bryan, one of the things that solidified the potential of Oregon Pinot Noir was drinking a 1991 Elk Cove from this site back in 1999. When the vineyard was sold, it was divided into two and Bill Holloran scored the prized upper portion which is now known as Le Pavillon. This particular wine is made by someone very familiar to us, Jay Somers of J. Christopher wines. True to form of the vintage and site, this wine is very ageworthy and definitely a top contender. Complex, aromatic, sexy Pinot aromas gently crawl from the glass. Poised tones of lavender, smoked earth, herbs, red cherries deliver excellent purity. In the mouth it is a prodigal ballerina that will develop into something masterful with cellar-time. Ethereal, cerebral, and changing the questions just when you think you have all the answers. The 30+ year old vines bring sheer joy and persistence on the finish that pleasantly lingers for minutes. Ultimately this Oregon beauty will be at its pinnacle from 2015 – 2026+.

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Also, one or two other flavorful, thirst-quenching warm-weather wines will be uncorked today

Pre-Bastille Day, Tour de France Friday Sips- 4 French wines that are sure to inspire pique-niques, revolutions, strikes, PEDs for cycling, smoking, etc.