Sommeliers unanimously recommend real wine over instant wine, which tends to have overpowering notes of grape Kool-Aid and grain alcohol, coupled with a lumpy, raisiny mouthfeel. Stay true to traditional winemaking with today’s deal: for $45, you get two bottles of '07 Pinot-Licious Pinot Noir Cuvee, two bottles of ‘07 Woven White, and a tasting for two people (a $90 value) at Seufert Winery in Dayton.
Owner and winemaker Jim Seufert believes that fruit comes first in winemaking and draws on grapes from more than a dozen different growers, creating wines that stay true to their vineyard roots. Enjoy Seufert’s fruit-forward '07 Pinot-Licious Pinot Noir Cuvee, a gold medal-winner at the 2009 Northwest Wine Summit that uses 100% pinot grapes from six different Willamette Valley vineyards. The ’07 Woven White crochets pinot gris, chardonnay, and gewürztraminer together into a crisp white with a floral nose and tropical fruit flavors. After adding two bottles of each of these wines to your house's catacombs, a tasting flight for two at Seufert’s cozy warehouse winery will teach your taste buds to fully pick up on all their nuances and clever foreshadowing. Contact Seufert Winery to schedule your tasting (the winery is closed December 23–27 and December 30–January 3).
Eight vineyards coax fermentation from grapes under the Seufert Winery umbrella, including the certified organic and sustainable Bishop Creek Vineyard, which grows blended pinot noirs in its rich, volcanic soil. A short jaunt up into the Chehalem Mountains reveals the sun-drenched vistas of Hawk’s View Vineyard, where the thin, crisp air and colder soil imbue grapes with floral and berry flavors and the temper of a mountain goat. From their octet of properties, the discerning palates at Seufert Winery’s urban-inspired warehouse collect the best vintages for guests to sample at tastings.
All 12 of the current-release wines—save a single vintage of dolcetto in its final year of production—derive their flavor and essence from the pinot grapes that thrive on the West Coast. The diverse soils of the region imbue distinct idiosyncrasies into the fruit’s ultimate flavor, which can help samplers understand the regional personalities of wines, such as the sweeter profile of those produced in colder climates and the frequent counseling required by those grown in Hollywood.
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