VOLUME 9, ISSUE 40
April 17, 2014
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker & Winegrower Ted Lemon Celebrates 20 Years of Littorai, 30 Years of Winemaking Clos de la Tech Ceja Vineyards: Inspiring Preserverance Leads to Success Newest Bacigalupi Wines Truly Honor a Legacy Adventures on the Pinot Trail: In Pursuit of Balance 2014 Rivers Marie: Back on Track in 2012 E16 Pinot Noir: A Pleasant Surprise Recent Sips of Chardonnay Recent Sips of Other Interesting Whites Recent Sips of Pinot Noir Pinot Briefs Alquimie: “The Drinks Are On Us” Harvest Down Under
A boutique winery in the southern Willamette Valley that released its first wines in September 2012 (2011 vintage) from vines planted in 2007. Production is very small, with a total of 300 cases in 2011 and 500 cases in 2012. The wines have sold out to an avid fan base and through placement in a number of upscale Oregon restaurants.
The lineup includes two Pinot Noirs (Founder's Reserve and Elegant Reserve), Pinot Gris-Muscat blend, Dry Muscat, Albarino, and a Port-style wine infused with roasted Oregon hazelnuts.
Tasting in Monmouth, OR is available by appointment.
Articles About Treos Wines
2010 TREOS Estate Elegant Reserve Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., 859 bottles, $48. Yield 0.72 tons per acre. Harvest date October 20, 2010. Harvest Brix 21.9º. Aged 6 months in 3-year, dry-aged French oak barrels. Fined with Bentonite, no filtering. · Medium reddish-purple color in the glass. Enticing aromas of red and black cherries, baking spices and vanilla. More pinotosity singing in this wine with a tasty core of redder fruits with an earthy, grilled mushroom undertone. Moderately rich with supple tannins, bright acidity, and a huge finish that fans out over 30 seconds. Still currently reserved and will benefit from more cellaring. When tasted the following day from a previously opened and re-corked bottle, the wine displayed more bright fruit, more crispness and an even longer finish. Score: 90. Reviewed December 18, 2013 ARTICLE »
2010 TREOS Estate Founder’s Choice Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
13.0% alc., 898 bottles, $48. Yield 0.70 tons per acre. Harvest date October 13-14, 2010. Harvest Brix 22º. Aged 6 months in 3-year, dry-aged French oak barrels. Fined with Bentonite, no filtering. · Moderate reddish-purple color in the glass. Big aromas of black cherry, earthy flora, truffle and a hint of menthol, and big flavors of dark cherries, black raspberries and spice with a slight roasted fruit taste in the background. The oak is evident but supportive, the mouthfeel is soft and luxurious, and the dry finish displays some power and persistence. A big gulp of Pinot. Score: 88. Reviewed December 18, 2013 ARTICLE »
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