If you’ve ever had a Momtazi wine, you know that there is a strong earthy aspect to the flavors that sets the vineyard apart from most others. In the scents and tastes here you’ll find composted earth, chalk, dried leaves and black tea ahead of black cherry fruit, but those funk-soaked flavors add up to a complex and intriguing wine. – Wine Enthusiast
Our 2013 Pinot Noir made Vintages magazine’s Pacific NorthBEST Wine of the Month list. “A zesty, nicely smoky and mouthwatering pinot that will shine at the table. Exceptional.”
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Our 2013 Pinot Noir received 90 points from the Beverage Testing Institute.
The San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the largest judging of American wines, recognized our 2013 Pinot Gris with a Double Gold and our 2012 Pinot Noir with a Bronze. With over 6,400 wines entered this year, winning a medal is a fantastic accomplishment.
Portlandia Pinot Noir was nominated as a Great Northwest Wine of the week. Earned a top “Outstanding!” rating in a blind tasting.
91 points (Gold Medal) from the Beverage Testing Institute for our 2012 Portlandia Pinot Noir.
90 points from Wine Enthusiast and 90 points from the Beverage Testing Institute for our 2013 Portlandia Pinot Gris!
Oregon’s most popular white wine receives a tiny bit of help here from Chardonnay, Viognier and Muscat, and the results are impressive from this company headquartered in Seattle. Classic aromas of starfruit, grapefruit, pear, apple and orange oil don’t mislead. The drink is clean and bright with ripe orchard fruit and pleasing acidity. There’s no hint at oak and no distraction from residual sugar. This brand now is available at BevMo locations throughout Washington.
Production: 500 cases
Seattle-based Rainier Wine Company has grown to five brands, with Oregon winemaker Judy Thoet overseeing this label. Larkin Vineyard, influenced by the Willamette Valley’s Van Duzer Corridor, forms the base of this expressive release, which sends out aromas of black cherry, plum jam and date paste with accents of truffle and pipe tobacco. A tilt brings in rich flavors of cordial cherry, raspberry and cocoa powder with gentle tannins. Breezy acidity gives it enough length to show off a hint of violet in the finish. The richness and subdued structure lend this for immediate enjoyment with suggested pairings that include braised shortribs or mushroom risotto.
Production: 1,000 cases