Oregon Advent: Day 17
Remy Wines Lagrein 2011

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“For nonconformity, the world whips you with its pleasure.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson Specializing in wines that aren’t pinot noir in the Willamette Valley takes a rebel heart. Enter Remy Drabkin. Remy grew up in the valley, and began working harvests at thirteen. The circuitous life-journey led Remy to a passion for Italian red varietals. […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 16
Mouton Noir Oregogne (Rogue)
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2012

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“I want to create my wine, my art, my life on my own terms. And part of those terms is that I don’t see wine as a status symbol, or some type of an exclusive club. I see wine as art, geography, history. A condiment to life. My mission is to make wine more accessible […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 15
Cowhorn Spiral 36 2013

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“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 […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 14
Lumos Pinot Noir Temperance Hill 2012


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“Strange to say, the luminous world is the invisible world; the luminous world is that which we do not see. Our eyes of flesh see only night.” — Victor Hugo “I believe that there is luminosity hiding in the shadow of the mundane. And things that hover at the periphery of our vision. If that’s […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 13
Argyle Vintage Brut 2011

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“I drink to separate my body from my soul.” ― Oscar Wilde Argyle Brut was the first Oregon wine we ever had, a pre-party quaff before we ventured out somewhere disreputable on New Year’s Eve, long, long, ago on a rainy night in Seattle on the last day of the year. The label is different […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 12
Domaine Drouhin Oregon
Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2012

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“I’ve known rivers: I’ve known rivers ancient as the world and older than the flow of human blood in human veins. My soul has grown deep like the rivers.” ― Langston Hughes French soul. Oregon soil. It’s the motto of Domaine Drouhin Oregon. The French are cooler than we are. It’s that whole savoir faire, […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 11
Adelsheim Vineyards
Elizabeth’s Reserve Pinot Noir 2011

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“Wine enters through the mouth, Love, the eyes. I raise the glass to my mouth, I look at you, I sigh.” ― W.B. Yeats Iconic wine. Iconic label. The image on the label is the Adelsheim’s daughter, Lizzie, drawn by her mother, Ginny. Her father, David, talks about the origin of the labels, branding and […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 10
Lange
 Estate Winery & Vineyards
Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013

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 Estate Winery & Vineyards<BR />Three Hills Cuvée Chardonnay 2013

“Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.”  — Ludwig van Beethoven Of course the Wine Harlots are going to talk about the wine affectionately named “lingerie chardonnay” by winemaker Jesse Lange, which we assume means […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 9
Brandborg Oregon Gewurztraminer Umpqua Valley 2012

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“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”  ― Albert Camus The Brandborg Gewürztraminer is like drinking the end of summer, the heady scent of roses, the dusky sweetness of apricots with a hint of lemons. Wine Folly opines gewürztraminer is like the grown-up version of moscato. […]

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Oregon Advent: Day 8
Cornerstone Willamette Valley Pinot Noir 2011

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“This is the place of places and and it is here.” ― Gertrude Stein Why did Cornerstone, a prestige Napa cabernet sauvignon maker venture north to Oregon to make pinot noir? Oregon is the place of places for pinot noir. Craig Camp of Cornerstone states, “The Napa Valley is one of the few perfect places […]

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