We are excited for you to enjoy our Spring 2017 Puffin & Friends selections!
For starters, we’re including our just released 2016 Puffin Pinot Gris. Made by Ray Walsh, the winemaker at Capitello Wines, this wine continues our tradition of excellent Pinot Gris as it was just named “BEST OF CLASS” and a DOUBLE GOLD medal winner at the 2017 Savor Northwest Wine Competition.
We’re also including our Puffin Red Blend (Non-Vintage) in this Wine Club release! This delicious and easy drinking red wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Pinot Noir and Malbec. The Pinot Noir is from the Dundee Hills (OR), while the Syrah, Merlot and Malbec are straight from Walla Walla (WA). This wine just received a SILVER medal at the Savor Northwest Wine Competition. I call this the perfect “pizza wine” but it goes nicely with a wide range of foods, including burgers, grilled foods and big bowl of pasta. This wine is made by John Derthick, the winemaker at Lujon Wine Cellars, located in Carlton, OR.
Our “friend” wine this release is Lemelson’s 2014 Thea’s Reserve Pinot Noir. If you’re not familiar with this wine, it is Wine Spectator’s #68 in the Top 100 Wines of 2016. It also happens to be one of my Sommelier Selections last summer. The first time I tasted this wine, I knew it was special. Complex fruit flavors mingle with a slight earthiness that nods to both Burgundy and Oregon.
I can’t wait for you to taste this wines. I’m certain you’ll be calling for more!