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92 points Wine & Spirits: "*Best Buy* Ponzi's entry-level red, this lacks any pretension and airs. But its youthful energy, a lively red cherry scent, a plush middle-palate and a Jory-soiled redness to the fruit flavors, not to mention a volcanic grip of tannins, make this a lot of wine for the dough." (2/2016) 91 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Who puts their lowest-priced Pinot Noir in 20% new French oak, and includes fruit from their best vineyards in the blend? Ponzi does, and the result is a terrific vintage for Tavola. Bright, compact, aromatic and lushly fruited with plum and black cherry, th ...Read More »
92 points Wine Spectator: "Lightly papery tannins underline the loamy earth-inflected cherry and spice flavors on a lovely, sleek and open-textured frame. Shows complexity and deftness, finishing long. Drink now through 2022." (2/2015) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Light, bright red. Lively spice-tinged red berry scents show good focus but a touch of heat. Tangy and sharply focused on the palate, offering bitter cherry and redcurrant flavors and a hint of bitter orange pith that gains strength with air. The redcurrant note repeats on the rather rigid finish. (JR)" (8/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "A penetrating whiff of wintergreen is ...Read More »
93 points Wine Spectator: "*Ranked #45, Top 100 of 2015* Lithe and expressive, shading black cherry fruit with glints of mint, loamy earth and walnut. Fine tannins underline a long, dancing finish. Best from 2016 through 2022. 1,711 cases made." (5/2015) 92 points Vinous: "Ruby with a bright rim. Seductive aromas of ripe raspberry and mulberry, with powerful rose pastille and potpourri nuances adding complexity. Smooth, sweet and broad in the mouth, displaying liqueur-like intensity and depth but no excess weight to the concentrated red and dark berry flavors. Clings impressively on a very long, spice ...Read More »
Inventory: San Francisco
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "Beautifully styled, this wine brings a solid blend of citrus, cucumber, tangerine and melon flavors. The length and balance are there for further aging, but the stunningly good flavors encourage near-term drinking." (10/2015) K&L Notes: Elk Cove Vineyards is one of the oldest wineries in Oregon and they produce one of the best examples of Pinot Gris from the Pacific Northwest. The Willamette Valley's cool climate is perfect for delicate, slow ripening Pinot Gris, offering just enough sunlight and warmth to fully develop sugars, with cool night temperatures that help ... Read More »
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* Stylish and detailed, this exemplaryeffort showcases a subtle and elegant approach to the grape. Rather than fleshy fruit flavors, it offers focused notes of pear skin, citrus rind and an overriding minerality. It’s drinking quite nicely already, and seems built to continue to evolve through 2020." (1/2016)
This is the same delicious Underwood Pinot Noir as the bottle, but in an easy-to-transport pop top can! No, it doesn't affect the taste--it's still packed with strawberry and pomegranate fruit, with the same supple texture, acidity and peppery spice and minerally finish. Perfect for summer sipping, for camping, boating, picnicking, beaching or rocking out at the Hollywood Bowl!
91 points Vinous: "Brilliant red. A lively, sharply focused nose displays zesty red berry and floral scents, along with hints of succulent herbs and rose. Taut, mineral-tinged redcurrant and strawberry flavors open up and deepen slowly with air, showing very good clarity. Showing appealing finesse and vivacity, with no excess fat or rough edges, finishing with resonating florality and sneaky, harmonious tannins. (JR)" (10/2015) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Mt. Jefferson Cuvée Pinot Noir comes from vines located above the winery augmented by purchased fruit from notable vineyards. It contains ar ...Read More »
91 points Wine Enthusiast: "This attractive pale ale pours a bright amber color, with a frothy off-white head and gorgeous lacing that lingers. Forward hop-derived aromas leap from the glass, including scents of orange oil, grapefruit pith and pressed hop flowers, with additional notes of ripe tropical fruit and sweet, raw dough that add depth. A solid caramel-malt backbone supports the creamy, medium-weight palate and keeps the piny, bitter-hop flavors in check. Hints of caramel and toasted bread tease on the finish, followed by a long, dry astringency that leaves you begging for ...Read More »
Inventory: Redwood City
Winemaker's Notes: "Destemmed in 1¼ ton lots, Jim’s light touch in the winery allows the intrinsic character of the wine to blossom. Passive temperature management ensures spontaneous fermentation proceeds and is monitored and guided by sensory analysis, gentle extraction techniques and low peak temperatures. Immediately upon reaching dryness, the lots are gently pressed in a half-ton wood bladder press and settle 2-4 weeks before being transferred to 5%-10% new French oak barrels for twenty months. They are only racked to prepare for bottling. Maresh Vi... Read More »
92 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* This cuvée offers the pleasures of sweet, sappy red fruits, soft tannins and broad swaths of caramel, toasted hazelnuts and mocha. It coats the tongue with flavor and has a sort of insistence that the next sip will be even better." (8/2015) 90 points Vinous: "Deep red. Fresh red berry and peppery spice aromas, with a floral nuance adding complexity. Juicy and focused on the palate, offering lively raspberry and bitter cherry flavors plus a hint of bitter chocolate. Nicely taut and spicy on the long, zesty finish, which features dusty tannins and a lingering ...Read More »
Elegant and Burgundian in style, organically and dry-farmed, Evesham Wood's wines are simply gorgeous examples of Oregon Pinot. From the winery: "Very forward with plum, dark cherry, red cherry with a slightly sweet smokiness reminiscent of a toasted marshmallow. It will be fun to watch this wine evolve over the next five years."
This is the same delicious Underwood Pinot Noir as the bottle, but in an easy-to-transport pop top can! No, it doesn't affect the taste - it's still packed with lemon, apple, and pear fruit with the same supple texture, acidity, and minerally finish. Perfect for summer sipping, for camping, boating, picnicking, beaching, or rocking out at the Hollywood Bowl!
91 points Wine Spectator: "The aromas are ripe and rich, offering plum, currant and roasted potato notes as the flavors come together and finish with precision against firm tannins. Best from 2017 through 2022." (2/2015) 90 points Wine & Spirits: "A vinous Pinot Noir, this is quiet and mildly tense, its scents of dried cherries carried on a sleek texture. It needs some cellar time and then something delicate to match, like arctic char." (8/2014) Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby-red. Spice-accented red berry and floral pastille aromas show good clarity and a touch of succulent herbs. Silky and sweet on the palate, offering juicy ...Read More »
A Bronze medal winner at the 2012 World Beer Cup, this was also named Beer of the Year by the Willamette Week in 2013 and Best Beer of 2012 by the Portland Tribune. A golden-hued ale with floral aromas, soft hoppy bitterness and a crisp finish.
93 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Heady red and dark fruit liqueur, candied rose, allspice and woodsmoke scents show excellent clarity and a complicating hint of licorice. Palate-staining blackberry and spicecake flavors open nicely in the middle palate, picking up floral pastille and cola nuances and a hint of black tea. Rich and broad but energetic too, finishing with powerful spicy thrust and velvety tannins." (6/2014) 93 points Vinous: "Bright ruby. Heady red and dark fruit liqueur, candied rose, allspice and woodsmoke scents show excellent clarity and a complicating hint of licorice. Palate ...Read More »
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "This includes grapes from the winery’s Jerusalem Hill vineyard in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, in addition to the Dundee Hills sites, hence the more general Willamette Valley designation. It was aged in 65% new French oak for 16 months. It’s open and generous, offering bright berry, cherry and red currant fruit matched to defining acids, all set in a fine-tuned frame of new oak. Re-tasted 24 hours after being opened, it remained fresh, dense and satisfying." (8/2015) 93 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Evenstad Reserve was picked from late summer after one of the driest on r ...Read More »
91 points Wine & Spirits: "Light, fresh and lifted, this shows off the best aspects of the vintage. It’s a woodsy red with a dried-cherry scent, accented with a bit of leather. Its flavors are frisky and fresh, acids and tannins working together to forge plenty of movement and charm." (10/2015) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Fresh and expressive, light-footed and generous, with cherry, plum and apricot flavors, coming together smoothly on the open-textured finish. Drink now through 2019. 18,236 cases made." (9/2015)
Producer Notes: "Tough Love is bold but nuanced, an homage of sorts to the traditional Russian Imperial Stouts and the ruling style of Catherine the Great. We construct it with dark roasted malts, malted rye, and oak-smoked wheat, and then banish it in Kentucky bourbon barrels. The aging process smooths out the edges on an otherwise bold statement, and bitterness succumbs to tender strokes of vanilla beans, hints of dried cherries, and new layers revealing themselves with each sip."
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2013 Pinot Noir aims to be a representation of the Willamette Valley, the fruit sourced from 12 vineyards. It has a pretty strawberry and red cherry-scented bouquet that is simple but nicely focused. The palate is quite pointed on the entry with tart red cherries and quite high acidity, fresh in the mouth, but needing a little more substance on the lightly spiced finish. (NM)" (3/2015)
90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright ruby. Appealing, expressive aromas of black raspberry, cherry compote and candied flowers are lifted by a hint of white pepper. Pliant red and dark berry flavors become sweeter with air, picking up spice and cola nuances. Shows very good energy and cut on the spicy finish, which is firmed by silky, harmonious tannins. (JR)" (8/2014) 90 points Wine Spectator: "Relatively light in structure, with fine tannins around a glowing core of cherry, cinnamon and cream flavors, persisting into a long, vivid finish. Best from 2016 through 2020." (2/2015)
From the winery: "Said to be a Goldilocks vintage in Oregon; not too hot, not too cold and not too much rain! 2014 was, however, the warmest season on record in the Willamette Valley. Interestingly this was not due to high maximum temperatures, but rather higher than normal minimum temperatures. A warm spring and a little rain gave us an early bud break and the season maintained warm temperatures throughout. Nighttime temps were well above normal accelerated ripening despite large crop loads and harvest began at the very beginning of September. The dry w... Read More »
Wine Spectator: "Light and sleek, with pretty raspberry and orange tea notes wafting through the silky texture and lingering gently. Drink now through 2018." (8/2015) K&L Notes: The 2013 A to Z Pinot Noir leads with aromas of cherries, raspberries, and blackberries, developing to iris, blueberries, strawberries and minerals. A beautiful attack has vibrant red fruit flavors and floral ntoes, then deepens with hints of blood orange and blueberry jam. Ripe tanins are balanced by perfect acidity and the mid-palate reveals spice, tobacco and earth notes adding richness and complexity. The... Read More »
90 points Wine Enthusiast: "Lovely aromatics introduce this approachable young Pinot. Scents and flavors of strawberries, raspberries and cherries abound, coming into focus in a generous midpalate. The flavors hang on beautifully, set against framing tannins and supporting acidity. The finish brings a pretty touch of baking spices." (6/2015)
91 points Vinous: "Vivid ruby-red. Expansive red fruit liqueur and floral pastille scents are complicated by hints of cola and woodsmoke. Plush and round on the palate, offering juicy raspberry and bitter cherry flavors that become sweeter with air. In an ample, flamboyant style for the vintage, but the wine's smooth tannins add shape to its lingering finish. (JR)" (10/2015) 90 points Wine Enthusiast: "A new, lower-priced cuvée for DDO, this uses both estate and purchased grapes. Chocolaty, soft and fresh, it is a graceful wine with generous raspberry and cherry fruit. Moderate acidity leads into flavo ...Read More »
According to the winemaker: "Always one of my favorite bottlings, this year's Eola Amity blend greets one with dense and pure black and red cherry and hints of cinnamon. Those cherry flavors follow through to the lively mid-palate where fresh herbs and plum flavors join, followed by a silky finish."
94 points Wine Enthusiast: "*Editors' Choice* From 20-year-old, Dijon clone estate vines, this substantial, tongue-gripping Chardonnay has intense depth of flavor. A luscious mix of grapefruit, apple, melon, spice and mineral elements, it drives down through the palate and never quits." (4/2015) 93 points Wine & Spirits: "Another fine study in chardonnay by the esteemed family from Beaune, this wine’s voluptuous ripeness makes it more demonstrative and plump than the Edition Limitée. Its ripe pineapple and pear accents are buoyed by mouthwatering, mouthfilling acidity and a leesy textural grip. Give it some ag ...Read More »
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Inventory: Redwood City
The Jezebel is a fruit-forward, early-drinking Pinot Noir, with the balanced acidity and bright fruit flavors that you would expect from Oregon Pinot. It is a blend of wine from vineyards in the Willamette Valley and from the Applegate Valley in southern Oregon. The fruit is cropped around two to three tons per acre and fermented in small lots with a variety of yeasts that are chosen to bring out the fullest expression of the fruit. Most of the wine is aged in neutral French oak but a small portion is produced in stainless tanks, to create a wine that is... Read More »
According to the brewery: "The name 'Outcast' gives a nod to the origin of the Galazy hops used. The hops came from Australia, which was originally populated by English 'outcasts' or outlaws.
Inventory: Redwood City
92 points Wine Spectator: "Soft and appealing, with gentle blackberry and black plum flavors riding easily over polished tannins and lingering on the expressive finish. The tannins are well-integrated, the flavors persistent. Drink now through 2022. 3,338 cases made." (2/2015) 90 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Bright red. Spicy black raspberry and cherry pit on the nose, with notes of white pepper and allspice adding complexity. Juicy and focused, offering cherry and dark berry flavors with a touch of medicinal bitterness. Turns sweeter with air and shows very good clarity on the finish, which is firmed by dusty, fi ...Read More »
Growers Dick & Deirdre Shea were known for producing some of the finest Pinot Noir fruit in Oregon before they started their own winery in 1996. They still provide fruit to renowned producers such as Penner-Ash, Ken Wright, and St. Innocent, but Dick and Deirdre now keep about 25% of the fruit they grow for their own label. The 2012 Estate Pinot Noir is sourced from 13 blocks of their vineyard which includes Wädenswil, Pommard, and 3 different Dijon clonal selections. The wine was made with 6% whole clusters and aged in 48% new French oak. From the winer... Read More »
Just in time for the holiday season, legendary Oregon fruit distiller Steve McCarthy brings you his best liqueur yet: Clear Creek Cranberry. I have been anxiously and impatiently awaiting this elixir since I got the chance to sample it at the distillery four months ago. This is not the sugary-sweet, syrupy substance you probably are expecting. This cranberry liqueur captures the pure tart and tangy essence of the berry itself, with just enough sweetness to balance it out. It's juicy, supple, and incredibly addicting. It's going to blow you away and it's ... Read More »
Wine & Spirits: "Crisp apple and lemon accents make this a fresh 2013—at an unbeatable price. Its terse lemony flavors are ready for your next paella feast." (10/2014) Wine Enthusiast: "*Best Buy* Lively and loaded with citrus fruits, notably juicy orange, this is totally refreshing. Clean, crisp fruit dominates, along with zippy acidity." (4/2015) Wine Spectator: "Sleek and polished, with pretty pear and fresh apricot flavors on a smooth frame, lingering well." (2/2015) K&L Notes: The 2013 A to Z Chardonnay nose opens with bright fruit of kiwi and tangerine, pear and stone fruits then deepens to richer aromas of honey to... Read More »
Praise for the producer from Wine Advocate: "Burgundy or Oregon–what really matters is that Cameron produces some of the latter's finest Pinot Noir and in winemaker John Paul, one of its most erudite, principled, forward-thinking/traditional and charismatic personalities that I encountered during my time there...Cameron is one of Oregon's most artisan wineries, yet I suspect that many of the principles applied by John Paul will become passim with time: the emphasis on dry organic farming, the notion of a thriving ecosystem in the vineyard and the intermi... Read More »
Formerly a seasonal ale brewed a summer back, "Vaporizer" has joined Double Mountain's full-time lineup. It's a golden-hued Pale Ale featuring 100% Gambrinus Pilsner malt, Challenger hops from a farm in Yakima Valley, dry-hopped to give your that fragrant hit of hoppy goodness. 6.0% abv, 50 bittering units.
The Commons Brewery's Fleur de Ferme is a dark farmhouse ale that's brewed with hibiscus, lavender and chamomile that are added at the end of the boil. A dose of malted spelt creates a nutty flavor and silky texture that nicely complement the floral backbone of this beer.
From the brewery: "Brewed for the 2012 Holiday Ale Fest, this was a Imperial Belgian Porter fermented with our yeast from De Dolle Brouwers, then finished with Boysenberries in the brite tank."
In 1971, Ginny and David Adelsheim purchased the 19 acres that would become Quarter Mile Lane Vineyard. They shared a dream with a handful of families that Oregon’s climate and land could one day produce serious wines. A home was built, vines planted, and in 1978, the first commercial wines were produced. Over four decades, Adelsheim Vineyard grew up with Oregon’s wine industry.
91 points Wine Spectator: "Firm tannins surround a dark core of cherry, plum and dusky spices, coming together harmoniously with the texture as the finish persists elegantly. Has depth and distinction. Best from 2016 through 2022. 1,150 cases made." (2/2015) 90 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Reserve comes from the estate's oldest sites based on a hillside about eight miles from the winery, planted with vines in 1975 and 1978, intended to be a wine for cellaring. It was fermented after a five-day cold soak with a seven-day post-ferment skin maceration before aging in French oak barrels for 20 mont ...Read More »
It's a rare treat to find a solid, everyday Pinot Noir that over-delivers for under $30, let alone under $15—and from Oregon, at that. This wine is sourced from vineyards across Oregon, and is made to highlight the rich, juicy flavors of the state. Recent vintages have been reviewed favorably, if not in the 90+ point realm (you want the world for $11.99?), by Wine Spectator, Wine Advocate, and even Burghound. Fun fact: If you didn't see it here first, you might have seen Underwood at UK retailer Marks & Spencer, who feature it as their only U.S. Pinot No... Read More »
92 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: "Brilliant ruby-red. Sexy mineral- and smoke-laced black raspberry, cherry and rose pastille scents show excellent clarity and a hint of cola. Sweet, incisive red and dark berry flavors put on weight with air and are complemented by suggestions of spicecake and anise. Spreads out and stains the palate on the gently tannic finish, with the floral and spice notes echoing." (7/2014) Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard is apparently Mark Vlossak's favorite wine that he has ever made from the vineyard. It has a touch of patisserie infusing the red cherry and cru ...Read More »
Inventory: San Francisco
Details from the brewer: "Our traditional farmhouse brewery is located in Hood River County on a small farm where we also grow some of the hops we use in our beer. Truly handcrafted in every sense of the term. we prefer to use locally grown organic hops, not pulverized hop pellets. This unfiltered bottle of seizoen, with it's beeswax seal, is naturally refermented and carbonated with select yeast strains, producing fruity and spicy flavors that are balanced by hops and soft malt character. Special Brettanomyces yeast provides added dryness and crisp comp... Read More »
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "The 2012 Pinot Noir Illahe Vineyard has a lifted bouquet with violet scents permeating the dark cherry and blackcurrant nose. The palate displays quite a lot of extraction, although the acidity keeps everything balanced, the finish quite glossy with a long cassis finish. Fine. (NM)" (3/2015)
From the brewery: "Hops climb up twine that’s just loosely tied to the trellis with a half hitch knot— and this Imperial IPA is just loosely tied to tradition. The Mosaic hop imparts surprisingly floral aromas instead of the more expected grapefruit-y notes. On the palate, complex layers of flavors might remind you of guava, mango, stone fruit and lemon, unraveling your idea of what an Imperial IPA should be."