Oct 30 Tasting at John’s Marketplace

Friday, October 30 our “Friday Tasting” 5:00 – 7:00 pm …always ends at 7 pm sharp! –$5.00 fee–

Joe Moura of Casa Bruno will be pouring selections from France, Italy, Spain and Oregon.

Andre Clouet Grand Reserve Champagne $34.99
The nose on this medium bodied Champagne has aromas of apples, pear, and marzipan. The palate shows more cream, pear and the nut element that was present in the nose come though quite a bit on the palate. D&M Tasting Notes
This réserve cuvée is made of 100% Pinot Noir. Initially showing a very fresh bouquet of high toned fruits with hints of hazelnuts and yeasty aromas, this cuvée yields to the highly structured red fruit notes on the palate that the area is famed for. Long lees aging, low dosage and Grand Cru Pinot Noir fruit combine for an opulent yet balanced Champagne. Importers Notes. Reg. $45.99, now $34.99!

Holloran Riesling Willamette Valley 2012 $16.99
Classic German kabinett style riesling.
Half the fruit is from the Eola amity hills site planted in 2001. The other half is from Le Pavillon planted in 1972.Non-irrigated. Biodynamic. All stainless steel. Sterile filtered.

Casa Benasal Garnacha Blend Valencia 2013 $9.99
The Spanish equivalent of a GSM blend: Monstrell, Syrah and Garnacha Tintorera.  Plum, blackberry, and blueberry on the nose, following through onto the palate.  A full-bodied winter wine; lots of fruit with a light dusting of tannins on the finish.

Lemelson Six Vineyards Pinot Noir 2013 $18.99
This case-worthy value clobbers more than a handful of higher-priced Pinots. Filled with dark cherry and plum, accented by anise and pepper, it’s a pure pleasure to drink, with right balance of silky and structured. Made from a blend of the winery’s six vineyards, this wines so over performs for the price. – Marcus, Northwest Wines

Andrew Rich Red Willow Merlot 2010 $13.99
Medium-deep red. Musky aromas of plum, milk chocolate, mocha, tobacco and spices: very merlot! Suave and smooth on the palate, showing a sexy restrained sweetness to the gently extracted flavors of currant, plum and mocha. This savory wine shows as much red as black fruits. Complex, inviting merlot with a fine dusting of sweet tannins and very good length.

Felsina Chianti 2012 $24.99
There are mushrooms on the nose of this Chianti Classico, but these soon give way to subtle, deep aromas of blackberry crumble with hints of mint and ivy. It soon fills up the mouth with beautifully dense fruit and fine tannins, nutty, woody undertones and long finish. Gorgeous now, but better in 2016. – James Suckling 93 Points

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