This Week's In-Store Tastings
Visiting Vintners: Chris Williams from Brooks Winery
Thursday, April 6th, 6-8 p.m.
Brooks Willamette Valley Riesling 2013:
Brooks Ara Riesling 2015:
Brooks Janus Pinot Noir 2013:
Brooks Yamhill Vineyard Riesling 2015: pre-sale
Jimi Brooks was a charismatic force in Oregon's winemaking community who championed Riesling and tirelessly advocated for biodynamic farming in the Willamette Valley. After his untimely passing in 2004, his friends and neighbors completed the harvest on his property and produced wines informed by Jimi's ethos and reverent towards his terroir. This so inspired Jimi's sister, Janie, that she decided to continue operating, managing and expanding Brooks in order to preserve Jimi's legacy for his young son, Pascal. Chris Williams, a longtime friend of Jimi's who helped with the '04 vintage, took over as Brooks' full-time winemaker in '05, and has worked in concert with Janie and Pascal in order to preserve the Estate's traditions. Chris is joining us for a special tasting this Thursday. In addition to the estate's flagship Pinot Noir, Chris will be showing three Rieslings, two of which we currently stock. The third, the winery's forthcoming Yamhill Vineyard Riesling, will be offered as a preorder.
Carneros in the Spotlight
Saturday, April 8th, 4-6 p.m.
Matthiasson Linda Vista Chardonnay 2015:
Matthiasson Rosé 2016:
Robert Sinskey POV 2012:
This Saturday, we highlight Los Carneros AVA, the first in California to be established on the basis of its terroir
rather than geographic boundaries, through the lens of two of its most visionary winemakers; Robert Sinskey and Steve Matthiasson. Sinskey, a winemaker with no formal oenological training, has worked for decades to restore wine to its place as an accompaniment to a great meal as well as a vehicle for culture, while Matthiasson, a respected consultant for some of California's most prestigious producers, has endeavored to pull away from the "Big California" model with the wines under his own label, following his muse without sacrificing pleasure and purpose for esotericism. Each producer has been pivotal in California's move towards an agricultural and winemaking style more reverential towards the environment, and we are thrilled to present a selection of the two producers' wines.A 10% in-store discount will be applied to all wines featured at our in-store tastings.