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November 27, 2018 | Panther Creek News

The Hedonistic Taster: Willamette Valley Holiday Edition

The Hedonistic Taster Willamette Valley Holiday Edition by L.M. Archer “Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for sharing industry trade sample tasting notes with readers. Please enjoy this special holiday edition, showcasing the wines of Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 27, 2018 at 9:31 AM
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November 14, 2018 | Panther Creek News

Washington Wine Blog 2011 Oregon Pinot Noir Retrospective

Initially panned as a poor vintage, many wine critics, including myself, were downright incorrect in reviewing the 2011 vintage. What is now in the glass is typically something more linear, earthy and in its best edition, thoroughly intoxicating. It is clear that many of these wines were not ready upon release and needed time to develop in the bottle. I think that 2011 as a vintage, like 2007, is particularly challenging to rate, due to the range of quality in the wines. Originally upon release I saw this vintage as better than most Oregon wine reviewers, rating it 88, as I noted good and even great wines made upon release as well as some lean, bordering watery wines, particularly with some of the value Pinot Noirs that struggled with gaining adequate concentration. I have re-rated this vintage 90 as there are far more wines that are near or exceed 90 points. In fact, I tried a very high concentration of wine that I rated over 90 points.  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 14, 2018 at 2:35 PM
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November 7, 2018 | Panther Creek News

Tri-City Herald, "Northwest Wine: Pinot Noir an ideal red wine for Thanksgiving"

BY ANDY PERDUE AND ERIC DEGERMAN Great Northwest Wine LINKEDIN GOOGLE+ PINTEREST REDDIT PRINT ORDER REPRINT OF THIS STORY November 06, 2018 11:28 PM Updated 11 hours 52 minutes ago Of the myriad red wines available to Pacific Northwest consumers, perhaps Pinot Noir is the best choice to pour with that Thanksgiving feast, as well as Christmas, if the holiday table features roasted turkey or other bird...  Continue »

Time Posted: Nov 7, 2018 at 12:39 PM