Oregon Vs. Burgundy, Blind Tasting - Elite Oregon and French Pinot Noirs

Come taste the best of Burgundy side by side with the best of Oregon.

If you have never had great Burgundian Pinot Noir, this is the event for you!

3 Premier Cru from Burgundy's 2 best recent Vintages 2005 and 2009
against some of Oregon's highest rated wines.

Here's the Lineup:

2010 White Rose Estate Dundee Hills AVA - 98 points Portland Monthly

"rich flavors of cherry compote, baking spices, mushroom, and dill—a surprising element of the classic Oregon pinot flavor profile—along with a savory earthiness, this wine drinks beautifully right now, and will age well for at least five to seven years"

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2010 Evesham Wood Cuvee J - 92 Points Robert Parker WA

"the Evesham Wood 2010 Pinot Noir Cuvee J smells alluringly of rose petal, red licorice, smoky black tea, and dark berries, all of which reconvene on a tenderly-textured palate and lead to a finish of impressively juicy and subtly interactive length. I suspect this at once soothing, stimulating beauty will be well worth following for at least a dozen years"

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2008 Shea Wine Cellars Estate - 91 points Robert Parker WA

"Dark ruby red, it displays an inviting bouquet of smoke, spice box, rose petal, incense, black cherry, and black raspberry. This leads to an intense, layered, spicy wine with enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years, excellent volume, and a lengthy, fruit-filled finish."

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2005 Bouchard Aine et Fils Nuits Saint-Georges Premier Cru "Les Chabouefs"

" from the 95-point vintage our Panel couldn’t get enough of. 100% Pinot Noir from a producer with deep planted roots (with a lineage dating back to 1731!), it’s brilliant in the glass; powerful and balanced on the palate; what our Panel called "a wonderful, harmonious expression of terroir."

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2009 Bouchard Pere Beaune du Chateau Premier Cru 91pts Burghound

" "In 2009 this blends 12 different Beaune 1ers to create a wine with a very ripe yet high-toned red and blue pinot fruit nose that is in keeping with the equally ripe, supple, round and rather forward flavors that possess a silky mid-palate and fine length. "

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2009 Domaine Poulleau Pere Cote De Beaune "Les Mondes Rondes"

" The nose displays youthful but perfumed aromas of black cherry and dark plum with a meaty overlay followed by some spice and a hint of earth as end notes. Light to medium weight the palate is quite spicy with flavours of dark cherry and plum followed by some meaty earth like characters. Good power wave which should continue to build with some bottle age. Very fine grained tannins with medium to long aftertaste of dark cherry, spice and dried meat." Vintage Direct

This wine also won these awards :
-Guide Hachette des Vins 2010
-Les meilleurs vins à petit prix 2010
-Burgondia d’Or 2009

Price $30

Limit 12 People

These wines above plus I will bring 1 extra Bottle of very good Burgundy

and 1 of Oregon to sample before the taste off.

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