article placeholder

2009 Noble Pig Pinot Blanc

Clear, bright, water white color. Clean, light intensity aromas of crisp pear. Dry, light body, medium-low acidity and flavors of pear, yellow apple, white peach, with medium-short finish; simple but refreshing. Enjoy on its own on a warm summer evening. Recommended.
article placeholder

Palate Press Wine of the Week: 2009 Et Fille Deux Vert Vineyard Viognier

Clear, medium intensity straw yellow. Clean nose with medium intensity aromas of honeysuckle, orange zest, baked yellow apples, pear, and clean linen sheets. Dry on the palate with medium acidity, full body, and flavors of apple, pear, white flowers, sweet hay, honeycomb and orange tea. Long finish. Pair with a summer salad dressed in an orange-fennel vinaigrette. Highly recommended.
article placeholder

2009 Et Fille Deux Vert Vineyard Viognier

Cear, medium intensity straw yellow. Clean nose with medium intensity aromas of honeysuckle, orange zest, baked yellow apples, pear, and clean linen sheets. Dry on the palate with medium acidity, full body, and flavors of apple, pear, white flowers, sweet hay, honeycomb and orange tea. Long finish. Pair with a summer salad dressed in an orange-fennel vinaigrette.
article placeholder

2007 Argyle Cowhouse Pinot Noir

This wine club only selection was aged in 38% new oak for 12 to 16 months. It showed sweet rich red fruit, cherries and strawberries, just a touch of sage, and sweet caramelized pecans. On the finish, when all other flavors had faded, violets typical of Dundee Hills lingered on. Recommended.
article placeholder

2009 Winderlea Legacy Estate Pinot Noir

Clear, medium-light intensity, ruby. Clean aromas of earth, moss, leaves, dirt, anise, baking spice, fennel, savory herbs, dark fruit, cherry, blackberry. Dry, medium-full body, medium tannin, medium-low acidity, fleshy, round, medium-long finish, round, lush dark fruit, smoke, brown sugar. Recommended, but hold for another year.
article placeholder

2008 Brandborg Gew├╝rztraminer

Clear, bright lemon yellow color. A clean, aromatic nose with notes of flowers, stone fruit, peaches in syrup, and lychee. Off dry to medium sweet on the palate (2.5% residual sugar), medium acidity and body. Flavors of candied orange, peach, tinned pears, lanolin, and sweet apple. Drink with spicy Asian BBQ. Recommended.
article placeholder

Palate Press Wine of the Week: 2009 Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Tavola

Cherries and some cola and caramel show up on the nose, along with a little more burn than you would expect from the 13.7% alcohol reported on the label. On the palate the wood speaks loudest, in vanilla and caramel, followed by dark cherry and Dr. Pepper. A bit of allspice and white pepper appear on the palate, but none of it breaks through the wood. Drink with baked chicken, the dark meat if possible. No recommendation.