Archive for the ‘Oregon’ Category

Finally, an actual, damn good Pinot Noir, for under $20.

Friday, October 20th, 2017 Posted in Cheap and Red, Oregon, Pinot Noir | No Comments »

I've often said "Pinots are like Porsches. Good ones are expensive, and bad ones are also expensive." A truly great Pinot Noir is a treasure, but they are elusive, and usually expensive. In my experience "cheap" Pinot Noirs are often ...

Four Graces 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Tuesday, July 21st, 2015 Posted in but not outrageous, Expensive, Oregon, Pinot Noir | No Comments »

I usually avoid Pinot Noir. Perhaps "avoid" is the wrong word… more like eschew, or maybe just "pick something else for fear of being disappointed." A great Pinot is indeed a wonderful thing, but a mediocre Pinot is far ...

2011 Royal Crest Red

Monday, May 12th, 2014 Posted in Cheap and Red, Odds, Ends & Blends, Oregon, Uncategorized, Unknown! | No Comments »

I grabbed a bottle off the shelf the other night to just have something cheap and red with dinner. I honestly can not recall when this bottle showed up, but I do recall that it was a freebie. It was ...

Mystery Windfall

Sunday, November 15th, 2009 Posted in Oregon, Petite Sirah, Washington State | 1 Comment »

I'll let you in on a not-so-hidden secret: While I like wine quite a bit, I don't know much about wine. When I sit down to share what I thought about any particular wine it is usually a bit after ...

Owen Roe 2006 Cabernet Franc “Rosa Mystica”

Thursday, December 25th, 2008 Posted in but not outrageous, Cabernet Franc, Expensive, Oregon, Washington State | No Comments »

This that Cab Franc I mentioned in my last post. It is from Owen Roe, and named "Rosa Mystica" The bottle features a moody photograph of a ruined Irish abbey and tells tales of the misdeeds of the evil Oliver ...