Tasting Note: 2016 Roserock Chardonnay

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A few months ago, a rep from Domaine Drouhin Oregon led a side-by-side tasting of the Pinot Noir and Chardonnay bottlings from Drouhin Oregon, and the latest Willamette acquisition by the family, Roserock. The Roserock winery is located in the Eola-Amity Hills AVA, and the wines poured from Roserock were already beautiful. For me, they … Continue reading Tasting Note: 2016 Roserock Chardonnay

Tasting Note: 2016 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette

Recently, I was able to attend a tasting of┬áDomaine Faiveley wines presented by Jerome Flous, the chief winemaker of the domaine. It was a riveting lesson in terroir, but perhaps more importantly, it was an amazing opportunity to learn about what the real essence of Burgundy winemaking is. As Jerome explained, it is a snapshot … Continue reading Tasting Note: 2016 Domaine Faiveley Mercurey Blanc Clos Rochette

Tasting Note: NV Noel Bazin L’Unanime Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

Champagne doesn't always have to be expensive. It can be high quality and good even when it doesn't come with the bells and whistles of a large champagne house. NV Noel Bazin L'Unanime Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne This makes for a great QPR wine. There was a┬ápleasant nose of green and yellow apples, honey, … Continue reading Tasting Note: NV Noel Bazin L’Unanime Blanc de Blancs Brut Champagne

Tasting Note: 2015 MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Vine Hill Road Chardonnay

On a recent trip to Sonoma, I discovered the wines of MacPhail. While I'm a bit late to the MacPhail party, it was not hard to develop a quick appreciation for their small production wines. The tasting was terroir-focused and went through the different soils and climates of Sonoma - focused mostly in and around … Continue reading Tasting Note: 2015 MacPhail Pratt Vineyard Vine Hill Road Chardonnay