Puffin & Friends Summer/Fall 2017 Newsletter

Hello Wine Club Members!

We are excited for you to enjoy our Fall 2017 Puffin & Friends selections!

I’m sure you’ll love the wines. We are including our 2016 Puffin Pinot Gris which was recently named one of the “Best  Wines of the Year” by Sunset Magazine, our 2014 Puffin Pinot Noir and Sleight of Hand’s “Conjurer” Red Blend, which was The Wine Shack’s “Red Blend of the Year”.

I can’t wait for you to taste this wines. I’m certain you’ll be calling for more!

Enjoy!  – Steven Sinkler

2016 Puffin Pinot Gris
Silver Medal and a “Best Wine of the Year”
Sunset Magazine International Wine Competition
Best of Class and Double Gold Medal, Savor NW Wine Awards

This soft amber colored Pinot Gris delivers intense aromas of apple and apricot along with the floral perfumes of honeysuckle that immediately grab your attention.

In the mouth, this wine is bright from start to finish. Fruit flavors of apple, apricot, pear and citrus fruit allow the wine to linger well into the finish. – Steven

Puffin Pinot Noir 2014
Judges Selection and Silver Medal,
2016 Great Northwest Invitational Wine Competition
Silver Medal, 2017 Savor NW Wine Awards

Our 2014 Puffin Pinot Noir opens with enticing aromas of red cherry and raspberry paired with classic Oregon Pinot Noir forest floor in the background.

Flavors of red cherry, plum, earth and spice appear in the mid-palate. This wine is nicely balanced, which gives it a clean finish matched with soft tannins.

2015 Sleight of Hand “Conjurer” Red Blend
Gold Medal, Savor Northwest Wine Competition
Red Blend of the Year, The Wine Shack

90-92 Points- Jeb Dunnuck of the Wine Advocate. “A blend of 63% Cabernet Sauvignon, 28% Cabernet Franc, 8% Merlot and a splash of Petit Verdot, the 2015 The Conjurer should end up being a smokin’ value. It offers complex notes of tobacco leaf, black currants, spice and earth in a medium to full-bodied, nicely textured, balanced style. It’s going to drink nicely right out of the gate.”