Remembering this amazing trip to Oregon to celebrate #InternationalPinot Noir Day. I found this great site which talks about the grape and the day. https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/pinot-noir-day/. To me Pinot Noir is the height of elegance in a wine. Raising a glass to all for a healthy and safe last few weeks of August.
I would be remiss if I didn’t mention that today is the 100th anniversary of women getting the right to vote. While this was not the final moment in the struggle to get the vote for many women, particularly women of color, it was nonetheless an important milestone in American history. The right to vote is so fundamental to our democracy that it seems today should be celebrated all the more when our votes being counted seem in question in the coming election. Raising a glass to women everywhere.
Domaine Roy was the first winery I visited in Portland, Oregon in 2017 during the Society of Wine Educators conference. I was surprised at the size of the winery and sleek nature of the winery. I didn’t know much about it before we arrived and found the visit truly eye-opening. We tasted the Pinot Noir Incline 2014 it had rich fruit notes and a round mouthfeel. While 2014 in some parts of the wine world wasn’t considered a great vintage, as the year of my son’s birth, it is a very special vintage to me. We also tried the 2013 Pinot Noir and a Pinot Noir from Yamhill-Carlton Incline. That one had great minerality and was beautiful, floral and fruity at the same time. It also showed some tea notes.
The history behind Domaine Roy & Fils is very interesting. It began in 2012 when two sons, Marc-André Roy…
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