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2019 Scribe “Una Lou” Sparkling Rosé, Carneros, California
100% Pinot Noir
When Andrew Mariani and his wife, Lia Ices, welcomed their daughter, Una Lou, into the world they created a celebratory rosé in her name. Made from organically farmed Pinot Noir from a few vineyards across Carneros, this rose has aroma and flavors of strawberries and citrus, with hints of salinity. The dry, crisp, and bright finish lend it well to days at the beach, park, or anywhere that glass containers aren't welcome.
Tasting Notes:Notes of white peach, jasmine, and wild strawberry.
2018 Stafford Hill Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, Oregon
100% Pinot Noir
Stafford Hill is the 'second label' of famed Holloran Vineyard Wines, and is an outstanding value for handcrafted, small production wines. The Stafford Hill wines are produced from the same vineyard sources and use the same hands-on, traditional winemaking approach as the Holloran wines. Made from primarily Holloran Le Chenaie Vineyard with volcanic soils in the Eola Amity Hills located near Salem, Oregon.
Tasting Notes: On the nose, black cherry with a hint of spice. On the palate, orange peel and cranberry with a hint of white chocolate. Silky tannins with a long finish.
2018 Domaine Du Facteur Vouvray le Facteur “Su’l’Vélo”, Loire Valley, France
100% Chenin Blanc
Mathieu Cosme started his Vouvray career in 2005 when he took over the reins of Domaine de Beaumont from his father. Mathieu is now the 5th generation to passionately make wine at the family estate in Noizay. Before taking over, Mathieu was a rugby player and then worked at Domaine Huet, which is one of the most highly regarded estates in Vouvray. Domaine du Facteur is the more natural and playful brand of the estate. Facteur is the French word for postman. These cuvees are named after the 1920s-1940s postmen who would ride their bikes to deliver mail. It was customary in France to offer wine to the postmen. After a glass of something at every stop, one can only conclude what happened near the end of the route. The domaine is certified organic. Biodynamic preparations are used as well. The estate has 11 hectares of vines. Land is plowed by horse (mostly done by Mathieu). Harvest is done by hand. Fermentation occurs with indigenous yeast. Fabien Brutout is the winemaker and is from Noizay.
Tasting Notes: Notes of almond mousse, lilac, lemon curd, yellow apple, and pear.
2019 Pax Syrah “North Coast”, California
Pax Wine Cellars is focusing on the production of premium vineyard-designated Syrah based wines from the North Coast of California. Their Mission Statement is simply stated; “To produce reference point Syrah based wines that are indicative of where they are grown." They are not trying to replicate any other Syrah produced in the world; Hermitage can only be made from one place. They believe that the cooler climates along the northern coast of California have the potential to produce world-class Syrah, and that is their goal. They utilize traditional winemaking techniques. The uniqueness of the growing sites for each of these vineyards should give the wine its personality. Pax feels the best way to accomplish this is by utilizing indigenous fermentations, minimal handling, unobtrusive use of the finest French oak and bottling without filtering or fining. This approach to winemaking is very pure and unadulterated; therefore the wines will typically vary in color, alcohol, pH and most other characteristics that determine any given winery's ‘style’. Each of the wines is the purest expression of that vineyards fruit that are able to be captured in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: Black pepper, violet, and fresh green olive notes on the nose. Ripe blackberries, raspberries, black olives, and pomegranate on the palate.
2018 Domaine Jean-Paul Dubost Beaujolais-Villages, France
Domaine du Tracot has been owned by the Dubost family since 1902. Its origin was found in writings and traces on the main building. With his two sons, Corentin and Joffrey, Jean-Paul hopes that the 4th generation will continue the family tradition in providing wines that reflect their terroir, the culture of the vineyard and respecting the environment and soil. The specialty here is their Brouilly, which comes from 75 year-old vines, but their Beaujolais-Villages is also exceptional. These are surprisingly rich wines that reflect both Dubost’s devotion to Gamay and also to quality.
Tasting Notes:Soft tannins, round palate with aromas of red fruit (currant, raspberry, blackcurrant). Fresh, fruity and appealing simplicity - it likes to be enjoyed alone or as an accompaniment.
2019 Brooks Winery “Amycas,” Willamette Valley, Oregon
29% Pinot Blanc, 27% Muscat, 25% Riesling, 11% Pinot Gris, 8% Gewurztraminer
Founded in 1998, Brooks is a reflection of visionary Portland native, Jimi Brooks. His reverence for the land and vines made him a practitioner of organic and biodynamic farming. This great respect for vineyard individuality and mastery of blending, allowed his wines to achieve great depth, flavor and balance. While Jimi is no longer with us, his dynamic spirit lives on through his wines, his family and his friends. Brooks Wines continues and is stronger than ever. Jimi’s son Pascal who was the ultimate source of his passion for life, is the sole owner of the winery, his sister Janie Brooks Heuck has remarkably volunteered her time to lead the winery and vision, and Chris Williams, Jimi’s dear friend and assistant, took over all winemaking and vineyard management. Brooks has been steadily guided with the legacies that Jimi left: his endless promotion of how beautiful Pinot Noir and Riesling can be grown and produced in Oregon
Tasting Notes:Notes of pear, starfruit, citrus, and mint paired with noticeable acidity. A wonderfully dry and aromatic white wine.
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