Market of Choice features a wide variety of wines that would be a welcomed addition to any holiday table. Our knowledgeable team of Wine Stewards develops meaningful relationships with our local wine communities, offering you the expertise to find either an old favorite or the best new tastes that Oregon has to offer. Here are a few of our top recommendations this season.
Crowley Chardonnay Four Winds
From dry-farmed grapes with wet stone, herb and ﬂinty notes followed by lemon/lime and pear. The mouth is angular and rich with subtle oak notes seasoning the whole. Clean, rich and long.
Crowley Wines was founded in 2005 with a focus on transparent, terroir-driven winemaking. Crowley works with family-owned vineyards at cool, high elevation sites that are committed to non-irrigated and low-impact farming. As members of the Deep Roots Coalition, Crowley’s primary vineyard sources are LIVE certified or certified organic.
Brick House Gamay Noir
A biodynamic wine grown on Ribbon Ridge, this is an aromatic, elegant wine with exceptional ﬁnesse — a bowl of strawberries and raspberries lightly dusted with cocoa powder. The ﬁnish is taut and tangy.
Located in Newberg, Oregon, Brick House Wines is a certified organic, biodynamic vineyard, established in 1990.
The Eyrie Pinot Gris Estate
Made from estate-grown fruit by the winery that ﬁrst planted Pinot Gris in the U.S., this is aromatic with lime, hints of spring greens, white strawberry, and spice followed by a round palate that shows passionfruit, lychee, kiwi and currants.
The Eyrie Vineyards is comprised of five vineyards, all situated on south-facing slopes in the Dundee Hills, with plantings at varying altitudes. Founders David and Diana Lett are credited with establishing modern-era winegrowing in the Willamette Valley.
Abacela Tempranillo Barrel Select
From an Oregon pioneer of Tempranillo, this is fresh and fruity with a chewy, grainy texture, upfront blackberry fruit and streaks of espresso and dark chocolate.
Abacela is a world-class, multi-award-winning winery and viticulture success story, established in 1995 by founders Earl and Hilda Jones. Their Umpqua Valley wines are produced in Roseburg, Oregon.