Events Calendar – 8/6/10

I’m pleased to announce a very exciting and limited tasting here at the store featuring Oregon Pinot Noir producer Marcus Goodfellow of Matello.

On Tuesday, August 24th Marcus will pour several of his exciting new Pinot Noir releases from the stellar 2008 vintage. This will be a great way to learn more about the Matello wines and Pinot Noir in general.

Matello Wines tasting
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
7 pm – 9 pm
$35 per person
RSVP today to secure your space!

Only 14 seats at the table are available, so if you are an Oregon fanatic or looking to learn more make your reservation today!

Additional information on Matello and the tasting:

Marcus Goodfellow, is the young, dynamic winemaker behind the wines at Matello. 2002 was his first year of production, making his first wines at Westrey Winery. Today, Marcus makes his wine at Adea, a winery located outside of Gaston at the end of North Valley Road. Adea rents space to 4 other winemakers, which allows small producers to use equipment that they would normally not have access to.

As everyone knows, the majority of a wines quality starts in the vineyard. Marcus’ focus is on having relationships with family owned and operated vineyards. He feels that there is more personality in the fruit this way. Two of Matello’s primary vineyard sources and long term relationships are with the Winters Hill Vineyard in the Dundee Hills AVA, and Whistling Ridge in the Ribbon Ridge AVA. He also sources fruit from Bishop Creek and the Fir Crest Vineyard.

All these vineyards provide fruit to match Marcus’ philosophy of balanced wines, with good natural acidity, which above all are fun to drink.

At the tasting we will tasting several of Marcus’ Pinot Noir’s including the ’08 Willamette Valley, ’08 Hommage “A & D,” ’08 Whistling Ridge, ’08 Souris, ’08 Bishop Creek, and a couple other surprises.

This promises to be a great evening!

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