Tasting notes, May 28, 2022; Make American (Wines) Thoughtful Again


2019 Eyrie Pinot Gris Estate
Willamette Valley / Oregon / US
100% Pinot Gris
Eyrie was one of the earliest wineries to garner attention throughout the US. The Estate Pinot Gris is produced from some of the oldest vines on the property (some 50 years of age).
2019 Arterberry-Maresh
Dundee Hills, Willamette Valley / Oregon / US
100% Chardonnay
Well balanced, fresh and focused on ripe green and yellow fruits, the Arterberry Maresh Chardonnay offers abundant flavor. Moderate wood treatment only enhances the fruity nature of this bottling.
2020 Field Recordings Skins
On sale for $17.99
Central Coast / California / US
41% Chenin Blanc, 37% Pinot Gris, 9% Albarino, 8% Verdelho, 5% Riesling
As the name of the wine suggests, this quirky white spends extended time on its skins. This process adds weight and additional complexity to the finished wine.
2021 J.K. Carriere
Willamette Valley / Oregon / US
100% Pinot Noir
Fresh and vibrant, racy and sleek this brilliant Pinot Noir is barrel fermented using native yeast. The wine was just bottled in February and retains an exciting, just-pressed character.
2018 Once & Future Zinfandel
Teldeschi Vnyd.
On sale for $43.99
Dry Creek, Sonoma / California / US
100% Zinfandel
Once & Future demonstrates the multi-faceted nature of Zinfandel from a prime site (Teldeschi Vineyard) matched with a seasoned winemaker (Joel Peterson, founder of Ravenswood). 
2020 Tensley
Syrah Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara / California / US
100% Syrah
Sourced from several single vineyard sites (Laird, Colson, etc.) scattered throughout the Santa Barbara AVA, Tensley’s introductory Syrah bottling showcases the effusive, fruity side of the varietal.