One Sweet World

Not so important posts about a married couple living in Baltimore.

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Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Oregon Wine Tasting!

Mr & I are in Portland for the week and decided to head out wine tasting in the Willamette Valley. We were joined by Anthony and Lynlea and a friend of theirs, Shannon. Our first stop was David Hill Winery in Forest Grove. We sampled 6 wines and bought a bottle of the 2006 Estate Reserve Pinot Noir. Next was the Montinore Estate where we tasted several delicious wines and purchased quite a few more. They had a sale on all whites so we picked up quite a few. We got the 2007 Gewurztraminer, 2008 Muller-Thurgan (a few bottles of this one since it was only $5.60 each), and one red for Kevin, the 2007 Parsons' Ridge Pinor Noir. Next stop was at the Elk Cove Vineyards in Gaston. Very picturesque setting here even though it's winter and none of the vines are blooming. We were a bit rushed here at this one and we weren't sure why. We were, however, impressed with the 2008 Pinot Noir Richmond. A spendy bottle but great taste. Lastly, we visited the Kramer Vineyards. We weren't a huge fan of this place but Mr_BTM was impressed by the 2006 Oregon Carmine "Big Red" so we got a bottle of that too. Overall, great way to spend a Saturday! A few friends, a few drinks, great scenery and good deals on wine!

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