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Oregon Advent: Day 15
Cowhorn Spiral 36 2013

by Nannette Eaton on December 15, 2014

“It is our inward journey that leads us through time – forward or back, seldom in a straight line, most often spiraling. Each of us is moving, changing, with respect to others. As we discover, we remember; remembering, we discover; and most intensely do we experience this when our separate journeys converge. Our living experience at those meeting points is one of the charged dramatic fields of fiction.” — Eudora Welty

Cowhorn Spiral

There’s no drama on the Cowhorn fields, just deliciousness — and that’s not fiction. This is a fantastic wine, indescribably good on day one, even better on day three. It’s rich and complex, but with beautiful acidity and brightness. Cowhorn Spiral 36 is a journey you want to experience, no matter where it leads.

Cowhorn Spiral white wine with glass Copyright EatonAliveIt’s Dungeness crab season, and the Cowhorn Spiral will pair beautifully however you decide to prepare the crabs — spicy or creamy, the Spiral will complement your meal. Wine Harlots suggest just preparing a Basic Steamed Crab with Butter. Nothing fancy, just classic deliciousness. The music match is the jazz standard “Unforgettable” from the sublime Johnny Hartman.

Cowhorn Spiral white wine with pinecones Copyright EatonAlive

The details: 13% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: Applegate Valley. Grapes: Viognier 35%, Marsanne 35%, Roussanne 30%. Demeter certified biodynamic and Stellar certified organic. Retail: $28 USD. The wine was provided as a sample for the Oregon Advent project.

Cowhorn Spiral white wine biodynamic Oregon Advent 1 copyright EatonAlive

Photo credit: EatonAlive ©2014
Styling: Riedel Veritas New World Shiraz wineglass

Oregon Advent Posts:
Thank You’s and Credits
How to Create Your Own Wine Advent Calendar
Oregon Advent: Day 1:  Eyrie Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 2:  Fossil & Fawn Pinot Gris 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 3:  Willamette Valley Vineyards Bernau Block Pinot Noir 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 4:  Kramer Vineyards Celebrate! Müeller-Thurgau Sparkling 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 5:  Repeal Day Special Edition: Volstead Vodka
Oregon Advent: Day 6:  Siduri Chehalem Mountains Pinot Noir 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 7:  Elk Cove Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot Gris 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 8:  Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 9:  Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer Umpqua Valley 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 10: Lange Estate Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 11: Adelsheim Vineyards Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 12: Domaine Drouhin Oregon Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 13:  Argyle Vintage Brut 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 14: Lumos Pinot Noir Temperance Hill 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 15: Cowhorn Spiral 36 2013
Oregon Advent: Day 16: Mouton Noir Oregogne 2012
Oregon Advent: Day 17: Remy Wines Lagrein 2011
Oregon Advent: Day 18: Union Wine Co. Underwood Pinot in a Can