Oregon's Trailblazing Winemakers Tasting Set
Watch Wine.com wine educator Gwendolyn Osborn as she hosts three of Oregon’s trailblazing and storied winemakers: Rollin Soles, Lynn-Penner-Ash and Michael Etzel. You’ll taste each of their current release Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs and hear their first-hand stories of winemaking, artistry and entrepreneurship.
- Rollin Soles, Winemaker, ROCO Winery
- Lynn Penner-Ash, Founding Winemaker, Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
- Michael G. Etzel, Founding Winemaker, Beaux Frères
- Hosted by: Gwendolyn Osborn, Wine Educator, Wine.com
Buy the wines to be featured and taste along:
- Beaux Freres Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Playful, candy-coated raspberry aromas bounce from the glass along with sweet cigar spice, followed by a lush palate of dark cherry and soft yet pithy tannin. Finishes with quenching acidity and lingering, velvety texture.
- Penner-Ash Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
A perfumed nose showcases strawberry, anise, and tea spice aromatics. Experience ripe, fresh raspberry, red plums, and strawberry compote with a hint of subtle cedar. The fine texture and silky tannins enhance the vanilla, brown sugar, and leather notes on the finish.
- Roco Gravel Road Pinot Noir
Pronounced aromas of rhubarb/strawberry, juicy red plum, and black raspberry fruit is layered with allspice with a bit of cinnamon stick spice. Bright, sippy fruit of strawberry/rhubarb tartlet, red to black plum lifts upon a raft of delicious poised tannin. Classic spices like cardamom, allspice, and cinnamon stick contribute to this wine's attractiveness. Fresh fruity, berries ride a sanded tannin raft that sails on to the finish. The old world style offers bold flavor with balance and grace to pair well with nearly any food.
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