EIEIO – Cuvee Y Pinot Noir

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Varietal: Pinot Noir Appelation: Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon (Willamette Valley) Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: This pinot is a reserve that is only released on extraordinary vintages and rewards the cellaring process.  Nose of rich dark fruits, the nose and the palette reflects the underlying power of … Continued

EIEIO – Cuvee O Pinot Noir

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Varietal: Pinot Noir Appelation: Dundee Hills, McMinnwille, Eola Hills Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: Perfect balance between nose and palate – a layered, complex and seductive Pinot noir. All the spice and fruit structure of Cuvee I with a whole added range of mineral and … Continued

EIEIO – Blackburn Pinot Noir

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Varietal: Pinot Noir Appelation: Willamette Valley Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: Tight as a drum. Cellar this for another three years. Pulled from the most “closed” or dense barrels when the vintage allows. This is the first release of a Blackburn Reserve since the 2007 … Continued

EIEIO – Cuvee I Pinot Noir

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Varietal: Pinot Noir Appelation: Willamette Valley Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: Intense nose that gives the impression of a clean young Burgundy. A range of cherries, from early season to fresh and ripe, blueberries, ripe pear and fig; giving way to cumin and cinnamon, clove … Continued

EIEIO – Cuvee E Pinot Noir

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Varietal: Pinot Noir Appelation: Willamette Valley Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: Textbook Oregon pinot.  Lovely nose of red and black fruits backed by Asian 5 spice.  The mouthfeel is expansive and lush, filled with freshly crushed black cherries. Vineyards: Methven, Pelos Sandberg, Meredeth Mitchell, Wind Hill … Continued

EIEIO – Swine Wine Pinot Noir

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Varietal: Pinot Noir Appelation: Willamette Valley Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: Nose of brambles and forest floor with a hint of lingonberries.  This juicy, bright cherried pinot offers a good mouthfeel and a clean finish. Varietal: It seems to us that growers and wine-makers reserve their … Continued

EIEIO – Cuvee O Chardonnay

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Varietal: Chardonnay Appelation: Yamhill-Carlton, Oregon (Willamette Valley) Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: A brilliant gold in the glass, the bouquet betrays the fact that unlike many American Chardonnays, this sees very little wood.  Only a quarter of the juice is aged … Continued

Quevedo White Port

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Varietal: Gouveio, Malvasis Fina, Moscatel, Rabigato Appelation: Port Vintage: Non-Vintage Tasting Notes: Honeyed baked pears describe this interesting white port. The caramel and brown sugars really blend well into the taste buds. This is a fantastic base for a mixed … Continued

Quevedo Colheita

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Varietal: Touriga Nacional blend Appelation: Port Vintage: 1992 Tasting Notes: Finesse in a bottle, lithe and balanced, this honeyed ambrosia works its way through the entire palate and is perfectly balanced by a nice lemon drop. The Colheita is a single … Continued

Quevedo LBV

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Varietal: Touriga Nacional blend Appelation: Port Vintage: 2006 Tasting Notes: A young purple colored brawny port that is filled with spiced plums, blackberry jam finishing with a fruity coffee finish. This port can age for numerous years and does benefit from … Continued

Quevedo Rose

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Varietal: Appelation: Port Vintage: Tasting Notes: Vineyards: The Quevedo and Costa families have been cultivating vineyards and making wine for over five generations. Their own brand, Quevedo, was established over 20 years ago. The vineyards are planted on 250 acres … Continued

Quevedo – Claudia’s Red

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Varietal: Touriga Franca, Tintaa Roriz, Touriga Nacional, Tinto Cao, Tinta Amarela Appelation: Douro Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: Aroma: rich red and black fruit flavours with blackberries and plums standing out.. Palate firm, with a nice tannic structure, though soft and … Continued

Quevedo – Oscar’s Red

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Varietal: Touriga Nacional Blend Appelation: Port Vintage: 2009 Tasting Notes: A refined red that compliments any meal, the Oscar’s red has spicy raspberries and a pretty crushed berry nose that just calls for the next bite of food. Vineyards: The … Continued

Quevedo – Oscar’s White

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Varietal: Viosinho, Rabigato, Gouveio Appelation: Port Vintage: 2011 Tasting Notes: Fresh tropical fruits enhances this fleshy round white that makes it great for seafoods or summer drinking. Vineyards: The Quevedo and Costa families have been cultivating vineyards and making wine … Continued