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The state of Pinot Noir

I attended the Pigs and Pinot event put on by Charlie Palmer and the Hotel Healdsburg. The annual event was a benefit for the Share our Strength’s, No Kid Hungry campaign.  I can tell you that no one went hungry at … Continue reading

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Are there any cult Oregon Pinot Noir producers?

I was thinking the other day about cult wineries and why I can only think of one Oregon producer who qualifies and they don’t make Pinot Noir. Okay, maybe I can think of one small Pinot producer in the Dundee … Continue reading

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Are wine critics still relevant or are you?

I have a simple rule for reviews of my wine; celebrate them when they are good,  ignore them when they are bad and never put too much stock in either. Fortunately the wine press has been kind to us with … Continue reading

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A vintage only the parents could love?

We had a little dog that I loved dearly named Jackie. He was a little terrier-sheepdog mix and was as smart as they come. In his later years when he went deaf all I had to do is motion with … Continue reading

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Wheeew……just barely!!

We had record breaking rain at the end of September! But don’t panic, the season was early and much of the fruit was in before the deluge this past weekend.  At Lenné we were fortunate to have ripe, developed fruit … Continue reading

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