Saturday, December 17, 2011

PDX Urban Wineries Tasting


There are a number of wineries located in the Portland Metro Area...actually within the city limits. They are somewhat known by the collective name PDX Urban Wineries, and featured a tasting from members a couple weekends ago. The tasting was located at the winery facility for Seven Bridges Winery, down in the eastside industrial area under the Fremont Bridge. A great tasting, it showcased some of the areas best new winemaking talent, as well as grapes from all over the Northwest. Featured wineries and their wines with release prices were:
    Vincent Wine Company
  • 2010 Ribbon Ridge Pinot Noir ($24)
  • 2010 Zenith Vineyard Pinot Noir ($36)
  • 2010 Armstrong Vineyard Pinot Noir ($36)

    Ribbon Ridge Vineyards
  • 2007 Dewey Kelly Pinot Noir ($22)
  • 2007 Ribbon Ridge Estate Pinot Noir ($32)
  • Non-Vintage "Muse" Early Muscat dessert wine ($18)

    Helioterra Wines
  • 2010 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($24)
  • 2010 Vintner's Select Pinot Noir ($36)
  • 2010 Walla Walla Valley Mourvédre barrel sample ($n/a)

    Grochau Cellars
  • 2008 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($24)
  • 2009 Bjornson Vineyard Pinot Noir ($32)
  • 2009 Rogue Valley Syrah ($22)
  • 2009 Rogue Valley "Matador" Temranillo/Grenache/Syrah ($30)

    Jan-Marc Wine Cellars
  • 2009 Columbia Gorge Chardonnay ($22)
  • 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir ($28)
  • 2009 Columbia Gorge Syrah ($22)
  • 2009 "Bastard Red" Bordeaux-style blend ($22)

    ENSO Winery
  • Non-vintage "Resonate White #3" ($14)
  • 2010 Horse Heaven Hills Malbec ($24)
  • 2010 Columbia Valley Zinfandel ($26)
  • 2010 Shenandoah Valley Mourvédre ($28)

    Hip Chicks Do Wine
  • 2009 Willamette Valley Pinot Gris ($15)
  • 2008 Sangiovese ($19)
  • 2007 Reserve Malbec ($26)
  • Non-vintage "Wine Bunny Rouge" ($16)
  • Non-vintage "Vin Nombril" ($14)
  • Non-vintage "Wine Bunny Blush" ($14)

    Seven Bridges Winery
  • 2008 Walla Walla Valley Syrah ($24)
  • 2008 Kolibri Vineyard (Yakima Valley) Reserve Malbec ($34)
  • 2008 Columbia Valley "Prima Nata" Cab/Merlot/Malbec ($34)

A great tasting, in a very cool winery space. Standout wines for me were the Helioterra Mourvédre, Seven Bridges Prima Nata & Syrah, and the Vincent Pinots. Can't wait to see what these wineries do in the future!

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