Wine of the Week: 01/22/15
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Edwin Dyer Portrait Red Wine 2011
Alchemy Wine Productions’ Nic Donahue honed his craft in Santa Barbara, CA before establishing his urban winery in Portland in 2010, where remains dedicated to producing Rhône-style wines from Southern Oregon fruit. The 2011 Portrait is a spicy, hearty, classic Northern Rhône-style blend of 80% Syrah and 20% Grenache.
$24.99 / 750ml
Some Exciting New Arrivals!
Eye Chart Wines from Joel Gott and Dave Phinney!
Eye Chart Wines, Joel Gott and Dave Phinney’s second collaboration, is a nonvintage lineup of wines with fruit sourced from Napa Valley, Sonoma, Lodi and Mendocino. These selections create well-balanced wines that are made to enjoy now with no aging required. While the wines are non-vintage, the label art is not. Drawing inspiration from a vintage eye chart they came across a few years back, Joel & Dave created a fun, eye-catching label (no pun intended) that tests your vision.
Eye Chart Pinot Noir
Eye Chart Pinot Noir is bright in both color and flavor. Fresh cherry and violet aromas lead to raspberry and juicy red cherry flavors with hints of cola, berry jam and spice. With a silky texture and mouthwatering acidity, Eye Chart Pinot Noir is versatile and food-friendly—the kind of wine that makes you believe in love at first sight, or rather, first sip.
Eye Chart Red Wine
Eye Chart Wines’ red wine blend has aromas of blackberries, cherries, and coffee with notes of vanilla and toasted oak. On the palate, the wine has a powerful structure with sweet and sour fruit, smooth acidity, and silky tannins. The flavors are elegant and balanced with a soft, round mouthfeel.
Eye Chart Chardonnay
Eye Chart Chardonnay opens with vivid citrus and pear aromas with hints of oak and toasted spice. Rich and full-bodied with creamy peach, tart green apple, and tropical fruit flavors, this wine has a luxuriously silky texture perfectly off-set by crisp, refreshing acidity.
What do you do with 9217 corks?
Check out this time-elapsed video to find out. Artist Scott Gunderson put it together for a Grand Rapids art prize last year. Thanks to the guys over at Gang of Pour for posting this.
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