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New Weekly Wine Tasting Group in Portland Oregon


WineMiser.com announces a new once a week wine tasting group in Portland

Tuesday Nights 7 PM til ? at the Portland Wine Storage tasting room.

Portland Wine Tasting BYOB Weekly Group

Upcoming Wine Tastings – 2015

January 20, 2015 Merlot at Cellar 55 in Vacouver

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  • 2013 K Vintners Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon
    <font color='maroon'><b><a href='http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/th.aspx?th=1330147&id=1&___z=9oTmvbAkldBvpPVSmAUNyQ%3d%3d'>2013 K Vintners Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon</a></b></font><br>My favorite of the Charles Smith releases, the 2013 Charles Smith Chateau Smith Cabernet Sauvignon is rock solid, with classic violets, plum, licorice, earth and spring flower notes giving way to a medium-bodied, juicy, balanced feel on the palate. A barrel-aged blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot and a splash of Petit Verdot, from yields in the range of 2-3 tons per acre, it’s another terrific value that over delivers. I’d drink it over the coming year or two, but I see no reason it won’t hold longer. As usual, this was a massive lineup by Washington's wild man, Charles Smith. Despite the larger-than-life persona, these wines are dead serious and are always some of the best I'm able to taste from the state. All of the Rhone varieties see 100% whole cluster, native fermentations and aging in mostly neutral French oak. At the top end, both the 2012 Royal City Syrah and 2012 Klein Syrah flirted with perfection, but the whole lineup is stacked with both quality and value. I think the 2012s are slightly superior to the '13s, but both of these vintages are strong here.<br> Rating: 89  <a href=http://www.erobertparker.com/newsearch/pfio.aspx?id=1330147 >Estimated Cost: $15-$22</a>

Dr Vino

  • UNESCO recognizes Burgundy’s “climats” and Champagne’s hills
    <p>UNESCO added wine regions to their list of World Heritage sites at Saturday’s meeting in Bonn. The 1,247 “climats” of Burgundy as well as the Champagne hillsides received official recognition as cultural sites. Campaigns in each French region supported the bids as well as the French government since UN member states are limited in nominating […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2015/07/06/unesco-burgundy-climats-champagnes/">UNESCO recognizes Burgundy’s “climats” and Champagne’s hills</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Things heating up in Europe
    <p>Things are heating up in Europe–not just in Greece. A searing heatwave has the continent in its grasp. Burgundy, which is known for producing wines more winsome than boxum, will have four days in the 100s (39C+) this week–and the balance in the 90s. Yikes. Searing temperatures are expected in Bordeaux, Barolo, Brunello and Britain […]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2015/06/29/europe-heat-wave-2015/">Things heating up in Europe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>
  • Vinous SCOTUS
    <p>Jill Bernheimer, the owner of Domaine LA in, well LA (6801 Melrose Ave) posted this vinous tribute to SCOTUS today on Instagram. Brilliant!</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com/2015/06/26/vinous-scotus/">Vinous SCOTUS</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.drvino.com">Dr Vino's wine blog</a>.</p>

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