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New wines coming soon.
Last year I became the wine manager at John’s Marketplace, Portland Oregon.
“Our estate’s flagship red is considerably Old World in style, reminiscent of Cabernet Franc coming from the Loire Valley of France. Consistent warm days and cool nights throughout veraison allow us to fully ripen our fruit without elevated sugars and … Continue reading
My favorite Rioja in the last few months… “This has all the classic red fruit flavors and aromas with a touch of smoky oak, pepper and nutmeg – in short classic Rioja (well at least what I’d call Rioja anyway!) … Continue reading
Rose - Atavus Vineyard The Rose is made from 100% Pinot Noir. The fruit was picked at a low brix level and gently pressed to create a refreshingly crisp wine that is also low in alcohol. The juice was fermented in … Continue reading
A delicious Pinot Gris with a rich body and texture to the classic varietal character. One of the best Oregon Pinot Gris on the market. You can buy it a John’s Marketplace. $18.99
Marcillac wines are made predominantly from the rustic local grape variety Fer Servadou. The Bordeaux varieties Cabernet Franc and Merlot are also permitted in very small quantities to temper Fer Servadou’s tannic nature, along with the rarely seen Prunelard Noir. The typical Marcillac wine is spicy and aromatic, and responds well … Continue reading