Oregon Pinot Noir: Best in Show… Woof, Woof

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Are You Ready for the Best Oregon Pinot Noir? ($15)

Friday, July 8th 2016 4 pm – 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

Like the movie of the same name, we’re going for Best in Show in Oregon Pinot Noir. We certainly have some of the most talented winemakers in the state represented here, too. Jimmy Maresh of Arterberry Maresh; Ken Pahlow of Walter Scott; Stephen Goff of Goff/Colene Clemens; not to forget our buddy and good friend Steve Lutz of Lenne Estate.

All of the wines are brand new releases, fresh from the cellars. The more 2014s I taste, the more I think that they are superior to the 2012s (can’t compare 2013, it’s a vintage of a different style). I believe the Wine Spectator called 2012 the “best ever vintage in Oregon” and gave it 100 points as a vintage.

This is exactly why you can’t trust critics and their reviews. You need to trust a human who’s knowledgeable about the topic… and one who talks and tastes with the winemakers frequently. That would be me, and others who you can trust. I mean, that’s how we succeed; making you happy with everything you buy.

If you’re interested in drinking beautiful wines… trust your local (human) fine wine shop! Believe me, there are some fantastic 2012s, including any that you purchased from me. But as a vintage as a whole, good, solid at the top; weak at best at the lower levels. That’s my job, keeping you out of the basement and into the penthouse of wine consumption.

– Sandy

The Lineup: Friday, July 8, 2016

2014 Arterberry Maresh Dundee Hills2015 Vista Hills, Eola-Amity-Oregon   $16
Dundee Hills (Winery Location)

2014 J.K. Carriere, Provocateur   $24
Newberg

2014 Stephen Goff, Willamette Valley   $32
Chehalem Mountains

2014 Lenne Estate, Estate   $38
Yamhill-Carlton

2014 Walter Scott, “Sojourner Vineyard”   $45
Eola-Amity Hills

Premium Pour ($5)     
2014 Arterberry Maresh, “Maresh Vineyard”   $59
Dundee Hills

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