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There are a lot of new producers to follow in the world of wine, but we strongly recommend that you choose Walter Scott Winery to lead your list. Simply stated, these are some ofthe most impressive new releases from Oregon. The 2012 Walter Scott Pinot Noir ‘Cuvée Ruth’ is a delicious mouthful of cherries and plums. A blend of 115 and Pommard clones, it possesses the richness these offer. The 2012 Walter Scott Pinot Noir ‘Clos des Oiseaux’ is from a vineyard adjacent to Cristom’s Jessie’s Block high in the Eola-Amity Hills. It is complex and rich with a hint of acidity that is very food friendly. You really should get some of these while they are available.
2012 Walter Scott Pinot Noir ‘Cuvée Ruth’ Willamatte Valley (Limited) 36.00 29.88VS
2012 Walter Scott Pinot Noir ‘Clos des Oiseaux’ Willamatte Valley (Limited) 40.00 33.20VS
A pair of 2012 Langhe Nebbiolos come from grapes grown in Barbaresco vineyards, but aren’t labeled as Barbaresco. The 2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo is a fine example of the value these declassified Barbarescos offer. It shows tar and rose notes in the aroma, and has a spicy, rich palate. The 2012 Marchesi di Gresy Nebbiolo shows less aromatics, but it has a powerful and rich mouthfeel. These are excellent wines for classic pasta dishes.
2012 Produttori del Barbaresco Nebbiolo Langhe 24.00 19.92VS
2012 Marchesi di Gresy Nebbiolo Langhe 22.00 18.26VS
Lyne Marchive, the vigneronne/owner of Domaine des Malandes in Chablis was at the shops pouring her 2011 vintage wines. We found these to be tasty whites with a great balance between acidity and fresh citrus notes—very well suited to Northwest seafood.
2012 Domaine des Malandes Petit Chablis 18.00 14.94VS
2011 Domaine des Malandes Chablis 20.00 16.60VS
2011 Domaine des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru ‘Montmains’ 30.00 24.90VS
2011 Domaine des Malandes Chablis 1er Cru ‘Fourchaume’ 30.00 24.90VS
Domaine Sylvain Langoureau is a husband and wife team located in the hamlet of Gamay between Puligny-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. They farm 8.5 hectares of vineyard in Meursault, Chassagne-Montrachet and Saint-Aubin. Their white wines are precise and focused, having lots of hazelnut flavor and crisp, racy acidity. We will feature a selection of these wines on Saturday, April 19th at both shops.
2012 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint-Aubin (Limited) 35.00 29.05VS
2012 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint-Aubin ‘Edouard’ 50.00 41.50VS
2012 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Saint-Aubin ‘1er Cru En Remilly’ 50.00 41.50VS
2012 Domaine Sylvain Langoureau Chassagne-Montrachet 1er Cru ‘Les Perclos’ 55.00 45.65VS