Pormenor Branco Portuguese White
Pedro Coelho is the winemaker behind Douro winery Pormenor. “Our youngest fruit is sourced from 50-year old vines, which produce our Rosé, and this rises to over 100 years old for the reds. We aim for freshness of fruit and vibrancy, looking always for the vineyard expression,” he says.
Grapes: Rabigato, Malvasia Fina (Bual), Codega, Gouveio (Godello in Spain)
Tasting Notes: This is a surprisingly powerful white wine. Strong floral, apple, lime and clover with light creamy finish lends to an awesome experience! Only 2 cases left!!!!
Cooper Price $17.99 | Case Price $15.99
Vivanterre, Skin Contact SGS 2020-Orange Wine
An amazing blend of Gewurztraminer, Sylvaner and Sauv Blanc, with the Gewurz and Sylvaner sourced from Alsace and the Sauv Blanc from Loire. Literally a multi-national wine! Made from 60 year old vines in sandy soils rich in minerals. Grapes are destemmed, and see 3 weeks of maceration with pigeage, and aged in stainless.
Kevin’s Notes: Pairs well with starters…cheese, charcuterie, salads and roasted/grilled poultry and pork. This is one of my top 5 holiday wines for 2021!
Cooper Price $35.99 | Case Price $28.79
Evening Land Seven Springs “De Mures”-Eola-Amity Hills, OR
Winery Notes: This delightful and demure Pinot Noir is the most “of the moment” wine we’ve ever crafted at Evening Land Vineyards. The slings and arrows of the 2020 vintage called for a bit of nimbleness and a new approach. What we achieved was an imminently drinkable, exuberant, and pure-fruited expression of the lighter side of Pinot Noir.
Taste: Hovering in the ever-broadening expanse between red wine and rosé, the wine leads with bright aromatics of fresh-picked berries and delicate floral notes. The palate is lively and quite textural yet the wine finishes with a thrilling zip of freshness.
Kevin’s Notes – This is the lightest and most refreshing Pinot Noir I can remember tasting. It’s very short skin contact is something new for Evening Land, but making great Oregon Pinot is not. These are some of the oldest vineyards in Oregon. Their Pinot Noirs range from $20-$100 a bottle and highly collected by many.
Cooper Price $19.99 | Case Price $15.99
Kepos Ampeleia, Toscana – Garnacha, Carignan, and Mourvedre (Monastrell)
Started in 2002, the vineyards at Amyelia reflect the tradition of wine-making in years past. Back then, vineyards were not planted with just one grape variety, but many types of grapes were present and they were all harvested at the same time.
Taste Profile: Cherry, raspberry, blueberry notes with underlying earthiness and hints of spice on the finish. Bold and dry. Pairings: Beef, lamb, pork, poultry and charcuterie. Kevin’s Notes: A short time ago, we conducted our annual staff tasting of new wines for the holidays. We tasted 16 wines with roasted chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy. Between the eight of us this wine was the overall favorite and for very good reason…it’s PHENOMENAL!