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#201 Post by Jim Anderson »

Max S. wrote: December 6th, 2020, 3:27 pm That's an interesting take, thanks Jim. I feel like I've heard a couple of winemakers say they worked at Torii Mor, is there something special about that winery?
Other than Patty starting it and then after we left it being the first place Kelley Fox worked at? No. Seriously. No.
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#202 Post by Max S. »

Jim Anderson wrote: December 6th, 2020, 3:51 pm
Max S. wrote: December 6th, 2020, 3:27 pm That's an interesting take, thanks Jim. I feel like I've heard a couple of winemakers say they worked at Torii Mor, is there something special about that winery?
Other than Patty starting it and then after we left it being the first place Kelley Fox worked at? No. Seriously. No.
Well, that history seems to make it pretty special... but sounds like maybe not so much anymore.
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#203 Post by S t e p h e nK »

I’ll add Carson Phillips. 2017 they got Maresh fruit. Their estate blend w Maresh is fantastic QPR.
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#204 Post by Richard T r i m p i »

Jim Anderson wrote: December 6th, 2020, 10:53 am Bethel Heights, Beaux Freres, Cristom and even places like DDO I think manage to truly embody the spirit of “small wineries” by doing things the right way. Look at how people here view wineries that end up being sold to corporate conglomerate operations (for the most part).

I’m not attempting to run down small wineries. It’s basically what defines the Oregon wine industry. I’m simply stating that it’s what’s in people’s heads and hearts that define their winery and winery concept, not their production level.

There are lots of ways to “get it done” as far as being a winery but I don’t believe that looking at output amount necessarily tells you much of anything about a winery and it’s soul.
Very well said Jim!

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#206 Post by CCoulson »

Todd Hamina wrote: December 23rd, 2020, 5:57 pm Shiba Wichern.
Completely agree. Had their 2016 Willamette this weekend. Delicious, artisanal and fantastic value.
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#207 Post by Todd Hamina »

I encourage you all to go check out the link #teenytinywineriesoforegon on Instagram to see what some of the off the radar folks are up to these days. There are some great wineries that don't get pimped out (yet) for you to discover. Cheers!
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#208 Post by Marcus Goodfellow »

Max S. wrote: December 6th, 2020, 8:26 am
Brian S t o t t e r wrote: December 6th, 2020, 8:22 am
Max S. wrote: December 6th, 2020, 7:17 am This thread really makes me want to get into Chardonnay, but there's just something about it that turns me off. Of course, that's how I was with pinot noir, so maybe someday...
I was once an ABC riesling geek, but make exception to the fantastic OR chardonnays being made.
Riesling and Chenin are really my game. I tried both Vincent's and Marcus' chardonnays, and while both were among the best I've had, neither hit that sweet spot that a Huet hits for me. Not a knock on Oregon by any means, it's just a personal taste thing.
That’s totally ok Max, but we’ll have to send you some of the Riesling! Just for fun.

It can be a lovely grape here and you should also check out Ovum, Pierce, and Love & Squalor.
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#209 Post by Max S. »

Marcus Goodfellow wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 3:40 pm That’s totally ok Max, but we’ll have to send you some of the Riesling! Just for fun.

It can be a lovely grape here and you should also check out Ovum, Pierce, and Love & Squalor.
I'd definitely like to try it! I feel like I've heard mention of it but haven't seen it on the Goodfellow website... I think Riesling may overtake Chenin Blanc as my favorite white grape based on the recent German bottles I've tried.
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#210 Post by Marcus Goodfellow »

Max S. wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 6:48 pm
Marcus Goodfellow wrote: January 3rd, 2021, 3:40 pm That’s totally ok Max, but we’ll have to send you some of the Riesling! Just for fun.

It can be a lovely grape here and you should also check out Ovum, Pierce, and Love & Squalor.
I'd definitely like to try it! I feel like I've heard mention of it but haven't seen it on the Goodfellow website... I think Riesling may overtake Chenin Blanc as my favorite white grape based on the recent German bottles I've tried.
We typically make about 50 cases of Riesling, and about 100 of the Field Blend. It’s around, but it’s very much my “pet” project and doesn’t get any marketing. Riesling is a wonderful grape in Oregon but you can’t really pay the bills with it(in the Willamette Valley.) But we take it seriously. It’s fermented in an old 820 liter Acacia puncheon, and stays on the lees through a longer, cooler ferment, then racked off lees and usually bottled around 8 months in.

Riesling and Chenin are two of my favorite white grapes, and while arguments can be made either way, I doubt I could pick a favorite.
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#211 Post by DIANAD »

I don’t see Ayoub or Crowley on the list.
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#212 Post by John Peacock »

DIANAD wrote: January 10th, 2021, 1:12 pm I don’t see Ayoub or Crowley on the list.
Ayoub is usually 1,700-1,800 cases of production annually (though not in 2020, production is down to just over 1,000). I think Crowley is closer to 2,500 or 3,000 cases annually.
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#213 Post by Todd Hamina »

Let's get them both on the list.

Also, this weekend I was wondering why the whites from Cameron, especially the Clos Electrique, were not getting much attention... top shelf juice.
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#214 Post by Max S. »

Todd, the list is updated, but you should edit the original post and put this at the top. Some people may not find it:


Looks like embed works now, here is the link, just take the space out after "docs. " https://docs. google.com/spreadsheets/d/1cXKLMRXZi7SVJMI2Hvi4dMvy_WL4xny8xck64IsdTfk/edit?usp=sharing
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Todd Hamina wrote: January 11th, 2021, 8:39 am Let's get them both on the list.

Also, this weekend I was wondering why the whites from Cameron, especially the Clos Electrique, were not getting much attention... top shelf juice.
No need to talk about any of that. If you must focus on Cameron, talk about Abbey Ridge. Nothing to see with Clos Electrique...
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#216 Post by Todd Hamina »

Scott Tallman wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Todd Hamina wrote: January 11th, 2021, 8:39 am Let's get them both on the list.

Also, this weekend I was wondering why the whites from Cameron, especially the Clos Electrique, were not getting much attention... top shelf juice.
No need to talk about any of that. If you must focus on Cameron, talk about Abbey Ridge. Nothing to see with Clos Electrique...
Yeah... everyone should unread that.
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Scott Tallman wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Todd Hamina wrote: January 11th, 2021, 8:39 am Let's get them both on the list.

Also, this weekend I was wondering why the whites from Cameron, especially the Clos Electrique, were not getting much attention... top shelf juice.
No need to talk about any of that. If you must focus on Cameron, talk about Abbey Ridge. Nothing to see with Clos Electrique...

Not white, but John Paul thinks his Arley's Leap from Abbey Ridge is his best Pinot for 2018.

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#218 Post by Scott Tallman »

ChrisJames wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:50 pm
Scott Tallman wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm
Todd Hamina wrote: January 11th, 2021, 8:39 am Let's get them both on the list.

Also, this weekend I was wondering why the whites from Cameron, especially the Clos Electrique, were not getting much attention... top shelf juice.
No need to talk about any of that. If you must focus on Cameron, talk about Abbey Ridge. Nothing to see with Clos Electrique...

Not white, but John Paul thinks his Arley's Leap from Abbey Ridge is his best Pinot for 2018.
No need to discuss that wine either. Look to the Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge or Reserve bottlings. They’re great QPRs!
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#219 Post by J0seph S c h e n c k »

Scott Tallman wrote: January 12th, 2021, 9:00 pm
ChrisJames wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:50 pm
Scott Tallman wrote: January 12th, 2021, 6:11 pm

No need to talk about any of that. If you must focus on Cameron, talk about Abbey Ridge. Nothing to see with Clos Electrique...

Not white, but John Paul thinks his Arley's Leap from Abbey Ridge is his best Pinot for 2018.
No need to discuss that wine either. Look to the Dundee Hills, Ribbon Ridge or Reserve bottlings. They’re great QPRs!
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The best advice I can give: Buy a case of the reserve and hide it. A few hundred bucks and a hiding place underneath the older gen in your cellar will reap pleasure.

The 2012 Cameron Reserve Pinot is stellar tonight. -$20 per bottle back in the day.

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#220 Post by J0seph S c h e n c k »

The 2018 Quaintrelle Pinot is fantastic out of the gate as well.

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#225 Post by David Patte »

Todd Hamina wrote: March 17th, 2020, 8:09 am Sun Break Wines, check out their offer in the BQR folder.
Thanks for adding us to the list— we started with 300 cases in the 2018 vintage. Two of the three pinots sold out in 10 months, solid third-party reviews... this led to 600 cases for the 2019 vintage. And 750 planned for 2020...
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John Osburn wrote: January 24th, 2021, 10:43 amSuzor
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