Well, another week and another great Friday of tasting awaits!
There are several special tastings, but if you are with friends, aren’t they all special?
Venture out, the weather suppose to be beautiful!
Drink wine, be safe, go with friends
The Cellar Door
4525 SW Condor Avenue
Portland OR 97239 (Map)
Today, Friday November 1, 3:30 – 6:30
“Creating Community with Local Photographer Jason Langer & Smashing Oregon Wines from Walter Scott poured by owners/winemakers Ken Pahlow & Erica Landon
Jason will be on hand chatting and displaying his outstanding photos and signing his book. Ken & Erica will be pouring two of their new releases from the much-talked about 2012 vintage. A great, fun, festive fall afternoon/early evening will be had!!”
2012 WALTER SCOTT PINOT NOIR “LA COMBE VERTE”
$19.99 BTL./$239.88 CASE
If you reside in Oregon and enjoy our local wines, it has been almost impossible to not hear the chatter that’s been occurring over the 2012 vintage. A vintage of small quantity, it is an absolute thrill to be able to offer this wine at 20 bucks. Last year’s version was one of our favorite value Pinots and this year promises to be just as exciting but in a significantly different manner. The minds behind Walter Scott are veteran Oregon wine biz players, husband and wife team of Ken Pahlow and Erica Landon. Ken was assistant winemaker at St. Innocent for 13 years and also did time at Evening Land. Erica has been a fixture in Oregon restaurants working as a sommelier and creating fantastic wine lists and generally spreading wine knowledge throughout our fine city. Given the talents of these two it’s not surprising that what’s been emerging from their Eola-Amity-based cellars is nothing short of impressive.
La Combe Verte is Walter Scott’s entry Pinot Noir doesn’t exactly open the door with its terrific quality, it kicks the door in! Blended from 3 Eola-Amity vineyards (Bieze, Clos des Oiseaux & Eola Springs) plus one famed Willamette Valley site (Freedom Hill), this number walks the line between red and black. Sensuous aromatics with an impressive core of poised fruit, engaging smoke and spice all which follows through to a silky texture that expands nicely and maintains vibrancy throughout. Lengthy and very promising, this seriously delectable Pinot is an unmitigated heist!
2012 WALTER SCOTT PINOT NOIR “CUVÉE RUTH”
PRE-ARRIVAL – $29.99 BTL./$359.88 CASE
A chance to taste and order before its impending Thanksgiving week release!
Cuvée Ruth is a new wine from Walter Scott and is certainly a step up from the previously-mentioned Pinot Noir. The same 4 vineyards are utilized, however this is a selection of some of Ken and Erica’s favorite barrels all designed to be a 175 case bridge between the La Combe Verte and the single vineyard reserve wines.
Voluptuous, fragrant and seemingly androgynous with masculine and feminine aspects that are bursting, broad and possess ample perfume. An extra level of depth and complexity both aromatically and in flavor-profile give way to a finish that is lacy, sultry and quite persistent. The Cuvée Ruth is THIS good and if this is the case, we can’t wait to see the single vineyard wines when they are released!
WINES ORDERED NOW WILL ARRIVE AROUND THANKSGIVING!!
DELAMOTTE BLANC DE BLANCS “LE MESNIL SUR OGER”
SPECIAL PRICE – $49.99 BTL./$299.94 – SIX PACK CASE
Champagne Delamotte, the sister house to the legendary (and uber-expensive) Salon, is a Blanc de Blancs specialist of impeccable pedigree. With 250 years of history and being that all of their fruit for this Blanc de Blancs coming from 100% Grand Cru Vineyards, Delamotte’s version is undoubtedly one of the most radiant that you will ever taste. Low dosage combined with 4-5 years on the lees before bottling makes it a seriously complex sparkler. First and foremost, Delamotte is all about minerality and dimension; the key being the fruit being from the Grand Cru village of Le Mesnil. Classic Champagne chalky aromas combine nicely with aromatic lemon-blossom, white chocolate, ginger and subtle biscuit aspects all which seemingly don’t stop flowing from the glass. The entire package can best be described as pleasure and poise. Plenty of depth but plenty of livewire qualities it’s perfect for sharing with friends and accompanied by freshly-shucked oysters, crab or even lobster.
2901 NE Alberta Street
Portland, OR 97211
Friday Night Flight
Nov. 1st: New NW Reds
4pm – 7pm . $10 Main Flight*
Come check out what all of those local red grape stained hands have produced as we uncork a handful of new releases from some of our favorite local winemaking friends. Expect the new vintage of Subduction Red from Syncline (those are James’ hands on the left) plus a new wine from Cor Cellars and a few other hearty NW reds to warm your inner soul on the chilly nights that have arrived. The tasting starts at 4pm and goes until the bottles are empty so join us early and restock your pantry with some local reds
1520 NE Alberta
Tues – Sat, 2 – 10
Friday, November 1st
Great Wine Buys
1515 NE Broadway
Portland, OR 97232
Tel: (503) 287-2897
Enjoy a themed flight of five top-notch wines, served with fine cheeses and artisan breads. No reservations required, just come on by!
New vintages of white Burgundy are rolling into town and we’ve been lucky enough to taste some. Now it’s your turn. From Pouilly-Fuisse to Puligny-Montrachet we’ll pour new and older side by side: Carillon, Drouhin, Michelot and more. $18
3535 SW Multnomah Blvd
Portland, OR 97219; store phone: 503-244-2617.
Wine order hot-line voice mail: 503-203-3384
Email orders preferred: email@example.com
Friday, November 1 our “Friday Tasting” 5:00 – 7:00 pm …always ends at 7 pm sharp! –$5.00 fee—
Doug Culver of C & G Wines will be pouring selections from Washington, Italy & Portugal:
Passaros 2012 Loureiro $13.99
100% Loureiro. Northern Portugal.
River stones, ripe melon, citrus peel present an enticing nose that tranfers well to the dry palate that features both stone and orchard fruits. Finishes smoothly with a hint of spicy, racy mineral.
Southard 2011 Columbia Valley White $14.99
30% Viognier, 70% Roussanne. Inspired by the the Rhone Valley.
A complex, full-bodied wine with aromas of pear, candied citrus peel, gunflint, fresh pineapple, butterscotch, and dried apricot. 30% Viognier from the Elephant Mountain, Lawrence, StoneTree, and Sugarloaf vineyards and 70% Roussanne from the Lawrence Vineyard. 413 cases produced.
Southard 2010 Columbia Valley Syrah $14.99
Showing aromas of red and black fruit, cocoa, garrigue, and Asian spices with good structure right now and the potential to become a special wine in 3 to 5 years. 337 cases produced.
Kalem’s Down 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills $14.99
Produced by the husband and wife team – John and Lynn Albin, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon comes from The Benches vineyard in Washington’s Horse Heaven Hills district. Perfect balance of fruit and tannin.
Alberto Crespi 2009 Luporosso Colline Novaresi $14.99
100% Nebbiolo from Northern Piedmont. Alberto Crespi’s Luporosso caresses the palate with dark cherries, plums, smoke, licorice and incense. This is an especially dark, full-bodied, brooding wine, yet all the elements are very nicely balanced from start to finish. Vibrant tannins lend support to the lush, generous fruit, while sweet floral notes add lift, especially on the finish.
Kopke Fine Tawny Port $15.99
Established in 1638, Kopke is one of the oldest properties in the famed Duoro valley.
Kopke’s Tawny Ports always display beautiful bouquets when compared to their peers. Hazelnut liqueur, and sweet plums and prunes. The wine’s great intensity and good underlying acidity result in an exceptional tawny port.
LINER & ELSEN, WINE MERCHANTS
2222 NW Quimby St.
(off 22nd Ave.)
Nov. 1 Burgundies from Savigny-les Beaune: Guillemot, Chandon de Briailles, Simon Bize, Francois Gay, and more.
Mt Tabor Fine Wines
4316 SE Hawthorne Blvd
Portland, OR 97215
Friday, November 1st & 8th; No Tasting
The Portland Bottle Shop
7960 SE 13TH Ave. Portland, OR 97202
November 1 – J. Christopher Wines
Portland Wine Merchants
1430 SE 35th Avenue
Portland, OR 97214
NOVEMBER 1st: AUSTRALIA! New releases & some well aged gems from Down Under!! $15.00.
Scott Paul PDX
2537 NW Upshur St
Portland, OR 97210
TEL 503 208 2061
La Paulée de Portland – November 1st & 2nd
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
Save the date, for our 8th Annual Paulée*, November 1-2, 2013, our biggest and most exciting yet! Our special guest of honor, and making his first trip to Oregon, will be Vincent Couche, rising star in the grower Champagne world, who was just featured in Time Magazine! Here’s the weekend schedule
Friday night November 1st, join us at Scott Paul PDX in Northwest Portland for an open-house tasting 5-8 pm, with a flight of vintage Champagnes from Vincent Couche paired with hors d’oeuvres, and the opportunity to meet Vincent as well as fellow Champagne and Pinotphiles who have traveled from across the country to celebrate with us. We’re located within blocks of several top-rated restaurants. Tasting fee $20.
On Saturday November 2nd in our Carlton tasting room, Vincent will join us again as we pour different wines than the night before – Vincent’s Extra Brut and Extra Brut Rosé, plus all our current release Scott Paul Pinots. Tasting fee $20.
SE Wine Collective
TEL 503 208 2061
2425 SE 35TH PLACE
Taste of Harvest
Weekly Guest Winemaker
Friday Nov 1, 2013 6:00pm
Weekly Guest Winemaker w/Jeffrey Wilson from Patricia Green
The Tasting Room at 1910 Main
1910 Main St
Forest Grove, Or
137 SE 28th Av
Portland, OR 97214
VINO’s Friday Flights happen every Friday evening from 4:30 until 8:00. You get a flight of five wines for $10, and we will usually have 2 or 3 bonus pours for a nominal extra charge. You can drop in anytime, and all are welcome from newbies to wine know-it-alls. We always provide the bread to cleanse your palates and please feel free to bring snacks and other nibbles with you!
The Wine Cellar
525 NW Saltzman Rd
503 643 5655
WineUP! Wine Shop
3037 N. Williams A
503 619 1918
4 PM, Find-out their mystery wines, no info.
World Class Wines
269 A Avenue
Lake Oswego, Oregon 97034
World Class Wines offers regularly scheduled Friday night wine tastings at our
Lake Oswego shop from 4:30pm to 8:00pm. 6 wines for $15.00 with an optional
$5.00 bonus pour. Includes light appetizers and SABERING of our nightly bubbly!
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