1. Recent Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

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    1. Recent Sips of Oregon Pinot Noir & Chardonnay

      2012 Beckham Estate Vineyard Dow’s Chehalem Mountains Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

      13.9% alc., 70 cases, $45-$50. September or October 2014 release. Since 1857, more than 20 sons in the Beckham family have carried the name Dow. The wine honors Andrew Beckham’s father, grandfather and son.From the Beckham Estate Vineyard, a dry-farmed site with rocky volcanic soils at 412 to 568 feet elevation. Clones are 777 and Pommard. 100% de-stemmed. Aged 15 months in 40% new French oak. · Moderate reddish purple color in the glass. Aromas of dark cherry, raspberry and earthy flora with a hint ...

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