56) September 18, 2013

Wines of Oregon

Crestwood Fine Wines and Spirits

Dobbes Grenache Blanc 

Soter Rose

Soter Estate Pinot Noir

Trisaetum Pinot Noir

Joe Dobbes Patricia’s Cuvee Pinot Noir

"Mystery Wine #1"
"Mystery Wine #2"

57) October 8, 2013

Local Food and Wine Pairings

Venue: Three Boars Eatery

58) November 13, 2013

Flood Relief Fundraiser

Venue: Sabor Divino

Reception: Vietti 2011 Moscato d'Asti (Italy)

Flight One (whites):
2001 Selbach-Oster Riesling Spatlese Bernkasteler Badstube (Germany)
2007 Remoissenet Puligny Montrachet Premier Cru "Les Perrieres" (Burgundy, France)
2011 Cascina Adelaide Le Pernici Langhe Bianco (Piedmont, Italy)

Flight Two (mature Bordeaux-style reds):
1996 Beringer Private Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley)
1996 Chateau Pontet Canet (Pauillac, Bordeaux, France)
1998 Chateau Grand Pontet (St. Emilion, Bordeaux, France)

Flight Three (young reds):
2007 Groth Cabernet Sauvignon (Oakville, Napa Valley)
2007 Tua Rita Giusto di Notri (Tuscany)
2010 Laughing Stock Syrah (Naramata Bench, BC)

57) January 18, 2014

Bordeaux or Not Bordeaux: Mystery Merlot

Three blind flights of right bank Bordeaux and great international Merlot.

Venue: Private home

58) February 8, 2014

Regional Tasting: Rioja

Venue: Devine Wines and Spirits

59) March 19, 2014

Rhone Around the World: A Blind Tasting Adventure

Venue: Vines Riverbend Wine Merchants

60) May 31, 2014

Ridge Monte Bello Vertical Tasting Dinner

Venue: Lux Steakhouse


Monte Bello is the flagship wine from Ridge Vineyards in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.  This Bordeaux style red blend is perhaps one of the most famous red wines in the world.  Winemaker Paul Draper has been named person of the year by numerous wine publications and institutions. In the 1976 Judgement of Paris tasting which pitted the best of Bordeaux versus California, the 1971 Monte Bello placed fifth, well ahead of some of Bordeaux's heavyweights.  When the tasting was re-enacted in 2006 with all the original vintages, the 1971 Monte Bello placed first.  When our own Noble RoT Society also re-enacted that tasting a couple of years ago using modern vintages, the 2004 Monte Bello also placed first in our blind tasting.

The wines will be paired with three small plates courses.

The first flight of wine to kick off the night will be white, featuring the 2008 and 2010 Estate Chardonnay and the 2010 Monte Bello Chardonnay.

Then we'll have two flights of the red Monte Bello. The first flight features vintages 1990, 1995, and 1999.  The second features 2004, 2005 and 2007. In case of corked or otherwise faulty wines, the very young 2008 and 2009 vintages will be on "stand-by."

61) June 17, 2014

Big, Bold, and Barbecue Ready! A selection of huge wines!

Venue: Century Grill

Flight One:
2010 Seghesio Cortina Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley, California.
2009 Achaval Ferrer Finca Bella Vista Malbec, Argentina.
2007 Darioush Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley California.
2008 Joseph Phelps Insignia, Napa Valley California

Flight Two:

2010 Ben Glaetzer Amon Ra Shiraz, Australia.
2009 Aalto, Ribera del Duero, Spain.

2008 Two Hands Ares, Barossa Valley, Australia.

2008 Sine Qua Non B20 Syrah, Santa Rita Hills, California.