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John’s Marketplace Wines!

New wines coming soon.

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Wine guy at John’s Marketplace

Last year I became the wine manager at John’s Marketplace, Portland Oregon.

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Willow Crest Cabernet Franc 2010 Yakima Valley

“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

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Bodegas Amezola de la Mora “Vina Amezola” Crianza 2007

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

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Analemma Rose of Pinot Noir Columbia Gorge 2010

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

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Johan Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley 2010

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  

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Domaine du Cros Marcillac 2009

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

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Domaine Philemon Croix d’Azal Gaillac 2010

The cuvee Croix d’Azal is produced entirely from Braucol, the name used in Gaillac for the Fer grape. It is a wonderful expression of this grape variety with all of its typical spiciness and woodsy floral aromas. The word “braucol” … Continue reading

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