Oregon Dry Farming
THE DEEP ROOTS COALITION
The Deep Roots Coalition is a group of like-minded Oregon winery and vineyard owners located in the Willamette Valley. You'll recognize many of your favorite wineries in the list. All are dedicated to growing their vineyards without the use of irrigation and according to organic and biodynamic principles. We think you'll agree with us that the wines show extraordinary and expressive complexity and nuanced flavors.
These winemakers have taken the slow, patient (and expensive) route of waiting many more years to harvest grapes than if they had irrigated. They forced the vines to push deep into the soil and the rock under it to find water. Water loaded with the minerals that add the special qualities we love.
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WINES AND WINERIES
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Deep Roots White Wine Case
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Deep Roots Coalition White Wines Case
Contains 3 bottles each
Blanc du Puits Sec 2010
$13.45 in any 12 bottle order
Our go-to white wine when we want the hint of flowers (Gewurztraminer) and the smoothness of fresh pear (Pinot gris.) Creamy pear, white flowers, minerals and a clean, uplifting finish. A sipper or a wine to pair with anything from salads to white pizza to roasted chicken to Thai. 85% PInot gris, 15% Gewurztraminer. - Jean
Evesham Wood Chardonnay Willamette Valley 2010
$12.55 in any 12 bottle order $13.95 retail
Bright citrus and pear meet and do a happy dance. Done in stainless steel, this Chardonnay is all about freshness. Technically a single-vineyard Chardonnay, the Willamette Valley is entirely from Eola Springs Vineyard.
Maresh Vineyard 2009
$21.55 in any 12 bottle order $23.95 retail
This is a steal. Fresh cut pineapple, bits of pear, white flowers, minerals, and rich lemon custard note on the lengthy finish. The generous, mouth-filling yummy fruit is balanced, while being a little plumper. In less than a handful of vintages, Tyson Crowley has established himself as one of Oregon's best Chardonnay producers. Made entirely from Maresh Vineyard Chardonnay, a blend of 108 and Dijon clones. - Marcus
Illahe Viognier 2010
$14.18 in any 12 bottle order
Smooth, creamy and polished, with captivating aromas of honeysuckle and melon. There's just a hint of sweetness balanced by fresh acidity; perfect as a summer quaffer but also a great companion for Asian-inspired cuisine.
Deep Roots ROSÉ
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Deep Roots Coalition
Contains 4 bottles each of
Evesham, Haden Fig, J.K. Carriere
Tempranillo Rosé 2010
$12.55 in any 12 bottle order
Catapult yourself into summer. A unique and wonderful Willamette Valley rosé with melon, fresh strawberry, white flowers, and a great citrusy zip to accent the body. If it were only a few degrees warmer, I'd be writing this note from the deck, sipping a glass... - Jean
Haden Fig Pinot noir Rosé 2010
$16.16 in any 12 bottle order
Only available in the Rosé sampler case
Made by the owners of Evesham Wood under their personal label. The fruit is 100% from Illahe Vineyards.
Fresh strawberry, citrus, lemon blossom in the nose, in the flavor add hints of slate, minerals, thyme and fig. Long, clean, smooth finish. Sip or serve with salads to barbeque to spicy Tex Mex. - Jean
J.K. Carriere "Glass" White Pinot noir Rosé 2010
$18.23 in any 12 bottle order
Scents of lemon and lime flowers and a delicious texture herald this exceptional rosé. Vibrant, classic citrus and raspberry are accented by just a hint of the perfume of an alpine white strawberry. Calls for beautiful views, a soft breeze, sunshine, and a summer picnic. Makes for happy memories. - Jean
New and Best Value
Deep Roots Coalition Red Wines
Illahe Vineyards Reserve Pinot noir 08
$32.36 in any 12 bottle order
A standout at the Deep Roots Coalition tasting, this is gorgeous Pinot. It's one of those OMG (oh my god!) wines.
Instantly likeable when you first open the bottle, the balance and flavors are delicious and just get better as the wine opens. The interplay of silky tannins, fresh fruit acids and a rich sweet cherry and berry core say "if you can resist drinking me now, cellar me - I'm special!" Well, maybe. Probably not. Oops, there goes the corkscrew. - Jean
Dundee Hills Pinot noir 09
$22.45 in any 12 bottle order
The 2009 vintage is forward and full, and John Paul's Dundee Hills fits right in. Big rich cherry and berry scents with a hint of fresh turned earth, following through with the same big fruit flavors, a smooth, densely textured mouth feel, and smooth tannins. Amazing value from a guy who never advertises, never markets, and sells out to people who drive to the winery and load up the back of their cars. Me included. - Jean
Evesham Wood Tempranillo 09
$15.25 in any 12 bottle order
Quite likely the last vintage of Tempranillo from Evesham Wood, this goes out with a bang. One of the very few Willamette Valley Tempranillos, the 09 shows off red berries and mint with a spine of dusty tannins. Nothing too serious - just a fun, rustic red. A mere 150 cases made.
Belle Pente Willamette Valley Pinot noir 09
$17.95 in any 12 bottle order
Richly textured red berries sit lushly on your palate, with hints of cocoa, cream, and cherry skin on the finish.
Belle Pente Dundee Hills Pinot noir 09
$21.96 in any 12 bottle order
The Dundee Hills has a plumper core of fruit, showing bright pie cherries up front with a thread of dark currant that helps usher in the spicy finish of nutmeg, white pepper and fresh earth. While much of the hype from last year's wines focused on the Willamette Valley Pinot, the Dundee Hills gets our vote.
We're available by phone at 541-752-7418
from 8 AM Pacific time until 6 PM Pacific time, Monday through Friday
and we answer emails over the weekend
Monday- Friday 10AM - 6PM
Jean, Andy, and Wendy
201 SW 2nd Street
Corvallis OR 97333
VP Marketing and Sales
Customer Service Manager
and Serious Wine Geek
& Gourmet Sales
541-424-8004 (direct line)
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