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Monday, March 11, 2013

The Wandering Wine Geeks

What have the Oregon Wine Geeks been up to?

We have been doing some different tasting lately.  Letís start with our trip to Pallet Winery where we barrel tasted along with OJ Merrill from Merrill cellars.  There are some great wines coming out of those barrels we tasted.  Including a killer Pinot Noir and Chardonnay, but for us the stand out was the 2011 Syrah.  We brought home a bottle we siphoned out of the barrel of each.  Good things coming from Merrill Cellars this year and next.

Linda Donovan of Pallet also sent us home with another bottle of her Syrah.  We like it even better now that its been in the bottle for a bit.  Though we liked it to begin with the tasting note is here.

This last weekend we made the trip out Pebblestone.  Itís really not much of a trip for us as its really only 10 minutes away.  They were pouring a vertical of their Syrah from 2005 through 2009.  Needless to say each was different but all were delicious.  The stand out on that trip was their Cabernet Sauvignon which I have to rank right up there with some of the best Cab Sauv in the Rogue Valley.  Take a trip by Pebblestone if you get the chance and enjoy the wine and the pleasant company of Pat and Dick Ellis.

One last bit of news is the upcoming Abacela wine dinner @38Central in Medford.  We certainly hope to be there along with Earl and Hilda Jones of Abacela.  This is a four course meal with an Abecela wine paired to each course, including 2011 Grenache Rose, 2011 Albarino, 2009 Tempranillo Estate, and the 2009 Port.  Itís slated for April 4th with two seatingís available at 5:45 and 6:30.  Call David at 38Central for more info 541-776-0038

Posted By: Ted Weldon @ 4:38:07 PM


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