May is here which means it’s club release time at Paul O’Brien Winery!
We are open 11am - 5pm for tastings! 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). If you typically receive your wine via shipping, your wine will be shipped the week of May 17, 2021.
Please remember that you will be charged for the default order (below) if you do not make your choices by Sunday, May 16th.
May 2021 Default Selections
We are excited to offer the following default selections! The winemaker selections for May include 2016 Madrona Hill Pinot Noir, 2017 Merlot and 2020 Fume Blanc.
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 Madrona Hill Pinot Noir - $49.50* after club discount
The Madrona Hill Vineyard is located on the eastern edge of Chehalem Mountain, above Newberg and north of The Dundee Hills. Hand harvested clones of Dijon 777 and Pommard, were fermented with 28% whole cluster in open top concrete fermenters for 14 days with punch downs, then aged in 40% new French Oak.
The nose opens with notes of blackberry, allspice and cherry, has a luxurious silky smooth mouthfeel and creamy finish. As you take your first sip it leaves you wanting more and more.
Pairs well with: Pan Seared duck breast or mushroom risotto.
2017 Merlot - $32.40* after club discount
The 2017 Merlot is 100% grown on one of the warmest hillsides in the Umpqua Valley. Aged two years in French oak barrels and held in bottle extra time to soften the acidity. This Merlot offers rich Blackberry and cherry aromas that lead to soft gentle tannins with a velvety mouthfeel. This is a wine you can lay down for some aging or enjoy now with a Filet Mignon or Olive crusted Halibut.
Pairs well with: Filet of beef or Halibut with olive tapenade crust.
2020 Fume Blanc - $23.40* after club discount
Our Fume Blanc is a tribute to a wine that Robert Mondavi invented in the late 60's. Back then, Sauvignon Blanc in California was known as a sweet wine. In order to make a drier style that was accepted by the public, Mr. Mondavi needed to change the name. He chose Fume Blanc as a nod to the great Sauvignon Blancs of Loire, France known as Pouilly Fume. The soils of Pouilly Fume are said to impart a smoky quality into the wine hence the name Fume. As with Robert Mondavi, we choose to barrel ferment our Sauvignon Blanc to impart an ever so slight smoky character to balance the lovely tropical fruit. After fermentation we stirred the barrels weekly to extract richness from the yeast called sur lie aging.
You will notice the bright straw color with beautiful clarity. Hints of stone fruit, guava and pineapple in the nose with a touch of dry grass. Rich fresh and yeasty density in the mid palate, finishes crisp and dry with balanced acidity.
Pairs well with: Grilled Scallops or Pasta Pesto
*Price quoted is after wine club discount. Cases are additional 15% off
(does not include case specials)
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