VOLUME 9, ISSUE 24
May 5, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Cork Dork Etude: Inspired Wines of the Carneros the Gardener: Got Organic Grapes? Bravium: Relish the Acidity Rivers-Marie: 2010 & 2011 Reflect the Challenges of Farming on the Edge Dunstan Wines from Durell Vineyard Foursight Wines: Family Excels with Pinot COBB Wines: No Wine Before Its Time Sips of Pinot: Wines Tasted Recently Rosé and Chardonnay: Recently Sampled Wines Pinot Briefs
Panther Creek Cellars
Panther Creek Cellars, located in McMinnville, OR, has been producing Pinot Noir since 1986. The more recent history of the winery is told in the charming book written by Linda Kaplan, whose spouse, Ron, quit his law firm in Des Moines and bought Panther Creek Cellars. With little wine knowledge, the story details their trials and tribulations. The current owner is Liz Chambers and the winemaker is Michael Stevenson.
Grapes are sourced from well-known vineyards in the Willamette Valley and the winery is known for producing consistently high quality vineyard-designated PInot Noirs including wines from Shea Vineyard, Temperance Hill Vineyard, and Freedom Hill Vineyard. The winery is in McMinnville's former power plant in downtown McMinnville. The tasting room is located inside the main winery production area and is open daily. The wines are sold through the winery's online store.
Articles About Panther Creek Cellars
2008 Libra Mystic Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
14.2% alc., 175 cases, $25. From Panther Creek Cellars. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Aromas of oak and cigar box with black and red fruits in the background. Dilute flavors of cherries and berries with plenty of oak-driven toast and mocha. Better the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle. Deserves a few years in the cellar. Decent. Reviewed August 11, 2011 ARTICLE »
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