The Saturday Pour!
Grochau Cellars Commuter Cuvee 2012
Metro Wines Tasting Panel says you "cannot find a better Oregon Pinot Noir for this price."
Blended from an assemblage of 8 different vineyards from around the Willamette Valley, The Commuter Cuvee is the first wine produced every year, that is to say, first dibs in the vineyard! This wine is concentrated, dark in color and fruit. Raspberry and cherry with hints of violets on the nose and palate. Only 15% new French Oak used to make this wine with 85% of the barrels used at least twice before.
John Grochau says this wine is "bright, fresh, vibrant, perfumed." Of the production, John tell us: "I sacrificed some of my high end Pinots to make this vintage of the "Bike" especially good." John recommends serving his wine with herb and chèvre stuffed baked chicken, grilled salmon, and dishes made with wild mushrooms. With a sweet spice foundation, the wine is soft and balanced.
A portion of proceeds from sale of this wine will go to the Brett Jarolimek Memorial Fund, created in honor of cyclist Brett Jarolimek, and in a joint venture between the Bike Gallery and the Bicycle Transportation Alliance to promote bicycle safety and awareness throughout Oregon.
Ready to drink now but has 2 to 3 years left in bottle.