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Fall into Reds

Farmlands Pinot Noir 
Producer: Johan’s Vineyards
Varietal: Pinot Noir
Region: Willamette Valley, OR
Price: $20.99
This Pinot Noir is made entirely from Johan’s Vineyards’ biodynamic-certified, estate-grown fruit. The Farmlands Pinot Noir is young, vibrant, and juicy, with good structure. This is a wonderful example of an Oregon Pinot Noir. No additives were used crafting this wine.

Cotes du Rhone Heritages 
Producer: Ogier
Varietals: Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre
Region: Rhone, France
Price: $13.99
First, you’ll be greeted by cherry and leather aromas. The flavor profile includes notes of cassis, boysenberry, violet, and tobacco with a rich texture. Tobacco is a good flavor to look for in a wine, because tobacco says “this wine has character”. For the money, this wine over-delivers: typically, this level of wine costs considerably more. And, even better, it is made by a winery that has making wine for centuries. This is a “must try!”


By: CV, The Wine Guy

CV, The Wine GuyCV is our resident wine guy and our newest cheese specialist. And he’s here to give you generous, succinct, friendly advice on wines (and cheese). CV is quick to say that he’s not a wine “expert” — he’s not the person to go to for fancy terminology — but he does know wine, and approaches it with robust energy and a desire to match wine with people, food, and experiences.