Oregon Pinot Noir and My Return to Rex Hill Winery

It started with a piece of salmon and the search the perfect pairing.  And that was when I found my bottle of Rex Hill Reserve Willamette Valley 2008 Pinot Noir. A beautiful garnet colored wine, it looked beautiful in my wine decanter. It had a nose of tart cherries, tannins, black pepper and a hint of citrus.  AndContinue reading “Oregon Pinot Noir and My Return to Rex Hill Winery”

Touring the Burgundy Region of France – Two Great Wines & Beef Bourguignon

I left the Champagne Region and headed over to Burgundy.  The Burgundy region is in Eastern France and the wines are primarily Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. There are 6 regions within the Burgundy region, so there are many different types of wine to chose from.  This is also the birth place of coq au vin,Continue reading “Touring the Burgundy Region of France – Two Great Wines & Beef Bourguignon”

Tasting Pinot Noir at Rex Hill Winery

On Sunday, I went to Rex Hill Winery to do a tasting.  This was my first “official” tasting for this blog – and actually one of the few tastings that I have done.   The last tasting I did was probably five or so years ago. The winery is very nice – nestled on aContinue reading “Tasting Pinot Noir at Rex Hill Winery”

Preparing for My First Tasting – Rex Hill Winery

I will be heading down to Newburg, OR in about a week, so I decided this would be the opportunity to do my first official wine tasting.  I have learned that the Willamette Valley in Oregon is known for growing Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris grapes.  While red wines are not my most favorite, IContinue reading “Preparing for My First Tasting – Rex Hill Winery”