November is here which means it's Holiday and wine club release time at Paul O’Brien Winery!
We encourage you to stop by and taste the club selections.
You may log on to our website and make your selections (see below for directions).
Last day to change selection updates December 5
Please note: that you will be charged for the default order (below) if you do not make your choices.
Credit card charged December 6
Wine shipped December 8
If you prefer we can make the changes for you, please call: 541-673-2280
December 2021 Default Selections
We are excited to offer the following default selections! The winemaker selections for December include 2016 Pinot Noir Susan Vineyard, 2016 Sangiovese and 2017 Cask 11 Tempranillo.
Please be sure to make your selections online, by email, in person, or by phone. If you have any questions we are always here to help.
2016 Pinot Noir Susan Vineyard - $40.50* after club discount
Susan's Vineyard is a high elevation vineyard located in the Umpqua Valley. Planted all to Dijon Clones this vineyard exhibits the classic Oregon Pinot Noir characters of elegant fruit and forest floor. Vintage 2016 was a warm dry year with perfect growing conditions in late summer and early fall. We harvested on September 20th nearly three weeks earlier than average. The 2016 Susan's Vineyard is 75% clone 777, 12% 114, 12% 115 and 1% 667. We utilized 38% whole cluster. This method of fermenting on the stems with the berries intact contributes beautiful raspberry frambois character to the wine. Aging in 25% new French Oak for 12 months softened the tannins to a silky texture.
Tasting Notes: The complex nose is full of cherry, raspberry, vanilla, baking spice and forest floor. As you taste the wine you will enjoy the silk texture with sweet fruit and structured tannins wrapped in beautiful acidity. The finish is layered in red fruit and a hint of crushed rose petal.
Pairs well with: Martha Stewart's Herbed Turkey Breast
2016 Sangiovese - $40.50* after club discount
While working with La Famiglia di Robert Mondavi as well as the Frescobaldi family in Tuscany, I became enamored with Sangiovese. The wine is a challenge to make with high acidity, high vigor in the vineyard and lots of variability in ripening. Yet when done well Sangiovese is unmistakable in the glass and an experience that rivals the great wines of the world. I was pleased to find small plantings in Southern Oregon and am excited to discover the potential of Sangiovese in our region. The latitude of Southern Oregon is similar to Tuscany as well as rainfall and growing conditions. It only makes sense that this variety would do well in our area.
Fermented in our Oak casks and T-bins this wine was gently punched down during fermentation and allowed to macerate for 16 days on skins. Aged in a combination of puncheons and french oak barrels with 28% new Oak for two years.
Red Brick color with a classic Sangiovese nose of crushed dried violets, leather, cocoa powder and cinnamon. The first taste of With firm tannins and savory acid this wine has the backbone to age well.
Tasting Notes: Dried wild strawberry leads to a darker black raspberry and black truffle.
Pairs well with: Braised Lamb Shanks with Roasted Tomatoes
2017 Cask 11 Tempranillo - $32.40* after club discount
Our Cask 11 Tempranillo reflects the old-world style of aging wines in large casks. Cask 11 is fermented and aged in 300-gallon French Oak Casks. Utilizing the larger oak casks vs. small oak barrels reduces the impact of the oak on the flavor of the wine. The cask fermentation retains heat and encourages tannin development through gentle extraction and maturation. After fermentation, we age the wine for 14 months before bottling. The 2017 Cask 11 is earthy and complex with a rich backbone of dark fruit and spice.
Tasting Notes: Elegant tannins, fruit forward with a touch of coco and leather on the finish.
Pairs well with: Steak au poivre and pommes frites (fries)
*Price quoted is after wine club discount. Cases are 25% off
(does not include case specials)
Please take a moment to make sure we have a current credit card and shipping address on file.
You can do this by logging into your account, stopping by the tasting room, or calling us at:
(PLEASE READ DIRECTIONS FULLY AND THEN FOLLOW STEP 7, TO UPDATE INFORMATION)
1) LOG IN to your account
2) Click "Hello (Your Name)" at the top right corner of the page
3) Click "Manage Clubs" from the left menu
4) Choose the Club you want to edit and click "Edit Club"
5) Scroll down past "email greetings" to make your wine selections. Please remember that you must select at least three bottles but may select as many as you wish. Which wines you select is up to you.
6) Scroll to the bottom and click "Submit"
7) LOG IN to your account by Clicking Here
If you have any questions, please reach out to us via email at: email@example.com or by phone at 541-673-2280.
Happy Holidays from our families to yours!
Scott & Dyson