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First Sunday Library Tastings: Winter 2022-2023

Library Barbera Tasting

Washington Barbera wine made in Oregon by Remy Wines.

We like to kick off the First Sunday library tasting series with Barbera, because we know so many of our fans miss this wine. Unfortunately, the Rosebud Vineyard ripped out their vines, so the last vintage we made was in 2016.

2013 Rosebud Barbera: Gingerbread notes, plum acid and so smooth $74

2012: Fruitier than the 2013, with lively acid and warm spice $81

2010: Much more savory, less fruit, a delicious funky earth with tomato sauce richness

2012 Barbera Superiore: This wine receives an addition year in barrel, 36 months total. The richness is intense, with plum sauce, smooth. $91

A line up of four Lagrein wine bottles with a snowy doug fir background at the Remy Wines vineyard.December Library Lagrein Tasting: Always a fun tasting, because Remy was getting her Lagrein from a different vineyard up until 2013. The differences are pretty noticeable, as the estate Lagrein is planted almost exclusively in the Jory soil that the Dundee Hills is known for, and it gives the wines a high-toned red fruit character. The Ilahe vineyard is mostly Willakenzie-type sedimentary clay, and the profile is often more dark fruit notes.

2009 Lagrein: Ripe, stewed fruit, ginger bread, anise and dates. 2009 was a hot year in the Willamette $150

2010: Cigar, smoky, rich and well-integrated. Touch of orange with some Syrah like qualities, cool vintage $136

2011: Nose of Pinot Noir, floral and pretty. Smooth and deep, then bright. Earthy raspberry with a citric finish. Coldest and wettest vintage on record $113

2013: First vintage at the estate vineyard. Deep color, rich earth nose, savory and woodsy, douglas fir and raspberries. Like drinking Oregon.

2019: Current release Dark chocolate nose, wild raspberry bramble and cedar box finish. Hints of tobacco, anise and spice. $58

A bottle of the very first wine, Sangiovese, Remy made for Remy Wines. 2006 vintage, a red label with art work by Alphonse Mucha, art nouveau artist, head of woman resting her head on her hand.January Library Sangiovese Tasting

2020 Kiona Sangiovese: current release (very limited!) Strawberry preserves on the nose, juicy with terra cotta minerality. $48

2016 Kiona: Fragrant nose, stewed strawberry and tomato plant. Great acid, strawberry, orange and bricky terra cotta. Smooth $70

2012 Ciel du Cheval: This vineyard is across the road from Kiona vineyards in Red Mountain, but it’s really different. Floral nose, rose and hibiscus, dates or figs with dark flowers and black tea. $103

2012 Kiona: Deep color, really different, blood orange fruit, spices and fresh fennel bulb. Strawberry, tomato plant and brick $103

2012 Kiona Sangiovese Riserva: This wine is from a specific block in the Kiona vineyard, which is a sunnier, warmer spot. Fruit is process, fermented and barrel aged seperately. It receives an addition year in barrel. Allt he classic Kiona notes (strawberry, tomato savoriness, dusty brick) but full-bodied, smooth, cigar, tangy. $130

Photo of Remy Wines blue label of Dolcetto with Alphonse Mucha art nouveau art work.February Dolcetto Tasting

2019 Remy Wines Jubilee Dolcetto (Current release) Blood orange, fleshy black cherries with a dusty, sage finish. Great structure. Grown at Jubilee Vineyard in the Northern part of the Eola-Amity Hills AVA in the Willamette Valley, Oregon. Barrel aged 14 months. 12.4%abv

2017 Dolcetto: Typical flavors from this vineyard, with tart cherry, coffee earthiness on the finish.

2016 Dolcetto: Still retains its blueberry notes from when we first tasted this wine. Juicy and fleshy with excellent acid.

2015 Dolcetto: Darkest of the bunch, blackberry and bramble notes with chewy tannins on the finish.

2013 Dolcetto: Chocolate sage with a touch of coffee on the finish, pale cherry notes.

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