The Burgs arrive, our new home, and being green…
The magnificence that is summertime in Oregon is in full swing. The vines are soaking up the sunshine, we’ve had a perfect growing season so far, and life is good!
Come see us in our New Home…
Thanks to you, our grand opening in June was a huge success, and we are now very happily ensconced in our new Tasting Room and offices. We’ve renovated and converted two 1915-era granary buildings just off of Main St. in Carlton, OR. One is still under construction, and will become our new winery – we’ll start making the wines there this fall. The second is our tasting room, kitchen, lab & office, and we’ll be happy to show you around the whole place when you visit this summer – we’re open Wednesdays thru Sundays 11-4. Our tasting room always features a tasting flight of at least 4 wines – including some of our exciting new Burgundies!
The Burgundian Invasion has begun…
As if the winery project wasn’t enough, we’ve also started up our new import division this summer – Scott Paul Selections – focusing exclusively on the great wines of Burgundy. Our debut portfolio includes 43 different wines from eight of Burgundy’s finest small family domaines, many of which are not available anywhere else in the U.S.
Oregon and Burgundy are considered the two premiere places on the planet for growing and producing world-class Pinot Noir, and we’re excited to be able to offer all of these amazing wines under one roof.
We take great pride in representing the following fine Burgundian producers:
Domaine René Leclerc – Gevrey-Chambertin
Domaine François Lamarche – Vosne-Romanée
Domaine François Gay – Chorey-Les-Beaune
Domaine Thierry Violot-Guillemard – Pommard
Domaine Aleth Girardin – Pommard
Domaine Huber-Verdereau – Volnay
Domaine Réyane & Pascal Bouley – Volnay
Domaine Buisson-Charles – Meursault
Domaine Philippe Chavy – Puligny-Montrachet
For this initial release, we are offering a one-time 15% case discount for all wines , including our Scott Paul Oregon Pinot Noirs. The Burgundies are very limited with about 8-10 cases of each wine available for purchase. Secure your orders now and we will either hold them for pickup or for shipment in the fall when the weather cools. To order, please call 503-852-7300 or fax our online order form to 503-852-7305.
To download our complete portolio, including tasting notes and reviews by esteemed Burgundy critic Allen Meadows/Burghound.com – click here.
To download our current order form, click here.
Upcoming events and action…
This marks the third year of “Carlton’s a Walk in the Park” – held this year on August 5 th & 6 th – featuring a top line-up of food & wine purveyors, and a juried art show that draws over 3,000 people each day. We’ll be on hand with wines available by the glass, bottle & case – www.carltonswalkinthepark.com for more…
On August 19 th, join us for a winemaker dinner at Portland’s Heathman restaurant, with James Beard award-winning chef Philippe Boulot – we’ll be featuring the Scott Paul Pinots as well as some gorgeous Burgs. Check in with Erica Landon at the Heathman for all the details – 503 241 4100.
We are also proud to be participating for the first time this year in SALUD – the Oregon Pinot Noir Auction. Scheduled for November 11 th & 12 th this year, this outstanding event brings together 40 of Oregon’s top producers and hundreds of Pinot lovers for a tasting and barrel auction to support medical care and services for the vineyard workers throughout Oregon. It’s a tremendous cause, and the wines up for auction are not available anywhere else – these are exclusive cuvées bottled expressly for SALUD. www.saludauction.org for more…
On being Green…
Our obsession with authenticity and quality goes hand in hand with our dedication to environmental responsibility. From our beautiful dark red Pinot Noir grapes we produce “green” wines. Some important things to know -
Stoller , Ribbon Ridge and Maresh vineyards are certified L.I.V.E.
Three Sisters vineyard has been farmed organically
since its inception in 1988.
Shea vineyard has been awarded
top industry honors for sustainability.
Momtazi vineyard is farmed biodynamically,
the purest and oldest system of natural farming.
The Scott Paul company fleet (one Beetle strong!)
runs on bio-diesel fuel – largely comprised of safflower and
cornflower oils recycled from Kettle Chips in Salem.
Our new winery and tasting room buildings – both renovated 1915-era structures – have been rehabbed with loving care using mostly green and recycled materials. Salvaged metal siding from the former granary, sections of local railroad track, lumber and timbers from the original structures have all found their way into our new home. “New” materials used include salvaged cedar logs, formaldehyde-free plywood, and sustainably harvested products. Wind-powered electricity runs both the winery and tasting room buildings.
The 2004 Oregon wines…
As you probably know, the 2004 vintage was very small in Oregon, but extremely nice in quality. We unfortunately were able to produce just barely half of our normal quantity. Future sales for both the La Paulée and Audrey bottlings were very strong last fall, so there is not a lot of wine left. We suggest acting quickly to make sure you get what you want…
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2004 La Paulée Pinot Noir – $38
832 6-packs produced
For La Paulée, we always look to create the blend that has the most potential for complexity, the wine that will be the most complete in the long run, a wine that is seductive in its youth but will also reward patient cellaring. Wine was selected barrel by barrel for this bottling, sourcing nine different lots from four separate vineyards. The final breakdown is 52% Shea (Block 21 and young vines), 28% Stoller (Blocks 21 and 32), 10% Three Sisters, and 10% Ribbon Ridge.
The wine is exceedingly well balanced – bright clear dark-ruby red with aromas of fresh raspberries and black cherries, lushly-textured ripe black raspberries on the palate, and a mouth-filling finish that lingers on longer than you suspect it might. The wine was aged for ten months in 10% new French Oak, 40% once-used and 50% twice-used French Oak, and was bottled on August 30 th, 2005.
2004 Audrey Pinot Noir
264 6-packs produced
Six barrels were selected this year to proudly wear the title of Audrey – the silkiest, most seductive, purest representation of elegance and finesse of the vintage. Three barrels from Three Sisters Vineyard (own-rooted Pommard & Wadenswil clones planted in 1988), Two barrels from Stoller Vineyard Block 21 (1997 plantings of Pommard clone on 3309 rootstock) and one barrel of Shea Block 21 (own-rooted Pommard from 1989.)
The wine is sheer elegance – Grace Kelly in a slim velvet gown, set off by exquisite, understated diamonds of the finest quality. The perfume is seductive and intoxicating, the flavors are delineated and intense. Two of the six barrels were new. The wine was raised in our cellars for 10 months, and bottled on August 31 st, 2005.
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As always, we thank you for your continued support!
Martha & Scott Wright