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.  And … Continue reading Oregon Pinot Noir and My Return to Rex Hill Winery

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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 a … Continue 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, I … Continue reading Preparing for My First Tasting – Rex Hill Winery