Posts Tagged ‘Oregon’

Oregon… But Not Forgotten 

February 12, 2017

Wow!

Really?!?!?!

July 16th!

That’s the last time I posted on this blog.

That’s almost seven months!

Geez!!!!!

You should know that I’ve been drinking good wine and eating great food the whole time… But, sometimes, life gets in the way (I’ve got all these kids, now!).

Now…

Even though I don’t post here as often as I used to, Stay Rad Wine Blog will be here forever.

If that’s not enough Jeff for you (I mean… Who doesn’t need more Jeff in their life?), you can always join me on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available here, or download on iTunes) every Friday.

Check out the wine I was drinking on our latest episode…

Troon Vineyard 2013 Black Label M*T Reserve

The Troon Vineyard 2013 Black Label M*T Reserve was sent to me as a sample for review a few months back.  It’s a wonderfully odd field blend of 57.67% Malbec and 44.33% Tannat.  It’s a big, dark, and juicy wine from Southern Oregon that would give many a Napa Cab a run for their money.

It also goes great with Taquitos!

A few days later, I jumped into another Oregon wine while I was making dinner…

A Blooming Hill Vineyard 2014 “Trouble” Pinot Noir

The 2014 Pinot Noir from A Blooming Hill Vineyard was another sample sent for review.  The husband and wife team of Holly and Jim Witte named their two Pinot Noir blocks after their dogs (Gemini and Trouble).  This “Trouble” has a super fun nose of mushrooms, tomatoes, strawberries, raspberries, and wet rocks.  The palate is surprisingly sharp and fresh on the first approach.  Loads of tart cranberries, red currant, and (would you believe it?) lime zest.  If the high acid up front scares you, don’t trip… It becomes much more approachable with time in the glass.

Food helps too…

Sicilian Cauliflower Pizza

That Pinot Noir is a great pizza wine.  The combination was a beautifully juicy and round meal… Perfect for a Friday night at home with the one you love.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on iTunes).

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 177: Troon Vineyard 2014 Vermentino / Sauvignon Blanc

July 16, 2016

In this episode, Jeff gets into a sample of a different type of white wine from a different type of region in Southern Oregon.

Wine Tasted:

Troon Vineyard 2014 Vermentino / Sauvignon Blanc

Food Pairing:

Za’atar Chicken Burger and Oven Fries with Feta-Labneh Spread and Garlic Chips

Stay Rad,

Jeff

Be sure to listen to Jeff each and every week on the We Like Drinking Podcast (available now on iTunes).

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 130: Pinot What I’m Sayin’?

April 10, 2014

In this episode, Jeff tries a 2011 Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley of Oregon…

Wine Tasted:

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Elizabeth Chambers Cellar 2011 Winemaker’s Cuvee Pinot Noir

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 101: Of Mushrooms and Pinot Noir

May 30, 2013

In this episode, Jeff picks out a wine to pair with his cream of mushroom soup…

Wine Tasted:

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Tendril 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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Stay Rad,

Jeff

What Pinot Noir are you drinking these days?  Leave a comment, and let us know about it.

Stay Rad Wine Blog TV Episode 99: Gris is the Word

May 21, 2013

In this episode, Jeff talks about the difference between Pinot Gris and Pinot Grigio, as well as a little news about this here little blog…

Wine Tasted:

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A to Z 2010 Oregon Pinot Gris

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Jeff

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Torii Mor on a #WineWednesday

May 8, 2013

What up, y’all?

It’s a Wednesday.

I got a wine.

Let’s do this!

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Torii Mor 2007 Dundee Hills Select Pinot Noir

I’m a big fan of Pinot Noir.  I especially love me some Oregon Pinot.  So, you’ve gotta know that I was stoked to find this bad boy in the box I got from Gary Vaynerchuk when I sent some toys his way back in September.

Color: This wine is definitely showing some age.  Reddish brown to copper at the edges.

Nose: Orange zest, lavender, cocoa powder,  mushrooms, and blackberries.  Pretty.

Taste: This is an interesting one.  Earthy components of soil and mushroom with a minty edge.  Cranberry, raspberry, and blackberry fruits are seasoned with some orange zest.  The tannins were a bit astringent at first, which gave the wine a bit of an awkward feel.  After some time in the glass, the tannins blew off and revealed some cherry cola goodness.

Score: This is a solid wine, but may turn you off if you are not patient.  87 points.

Stay Rad,

Jeff

What is your favorite Oregon Pinot Noir?  Leave a comment, and let us know what you think.


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