quote:Originally posted by Board-O:quote:Originally posted by duckfaninmt:
Salem, Oregon this AM (watching Wisconsin vs. Minnesota on ESPN), then Eugene, Oregon this afternoon to watch the Oregon/Cal game at Autzen this evening.
Get thee to a winery!
I did, both my brother and I did! On Friday we visited the following:
Adelsheim, Bergstrom, Penner-Ash, Carlton Winemakers Studio, Scott Paul, Domaine Serene, and Maresh Red Barn. Wanted to visit a couple other places that we'd been to last year (such as Domaine Drouhin and Archery Summit), but they were either closed for special occasions or we simply got there too late. Awesome dinner at Tina's in Dundee that night.
On Sunday, we made it a leisurely drive back to Portland from Eugene and visited a few other wineries en route:
Van Duzer, St Innocent, Bethel Heights, Cristom, Witness Tree, and Maysara.
I am admittedly very much a novice when it comes to Pinot Noir (which is pretty much all we tasted), but I found the 2007's to be a step down quality-wise from the 2006's (if that makes any sense). Fortunately, many of the wineries, while promoting their '07's, still had a wide variety of the 2006's available for tasting and purchasing. I did a lot of tasting (emphasis on "lot" ), but showed remarkable restraint in the purchasing area, even though I was tempted to buy quite a bit of the '06's that I had tried.