Deepwood Estate Wine and Jazz Festival 2017

This is a very intimate garden estate and museum in the heart of Salem. It was an incredibly hot day (98 degrees) so we decided to wait until evening to attend. Fortunately, the wine vendors were sheltered from the early evening sun by trees and gardens.

Ankeny Vineyards
2016 Red Velvet Rose

  • A 50/50 blend of Tempranillo and Mueller Thurgau.
  • Good red fruit up front and on the nose
  • Solid mid and texture
  • A bit of sweetness on the end.

MacIndoe Family Cellars

2013 Melon de Bourgogne

  • Moderate sweetness on the nose
  • Very round
  • Not a lot of pronounced fruit

Left Coast Cellars

2014 The Orchards Pinot Gris

  • Lots of citrus on the nose
  • And in the mid . .along with green apple
  • Beautiful all the way through

2014 Cali’s Cuvee Pinot Noir

  • Since it was a warm day and the wines were a bit warm, the aromatics were less pronounced
  • The dark fruit carried through the mid palate lusciously
  • Very nicely balanced and well-rounded
  • A personal favorite

Hanson Vineyards

2016 Gewurtztraminer

  • Beautiful fruit on the front, great aromatics
  • Slightly sweet
  • An excellent summer drinker
  • My wife had to get a bottle

Red Blend

(I neglected to get the proper name as I was talking with the owner)

  • 50% Pinot Noir, 25% Leon Millot, 25% Gamay Noir
  • Really nicely fruit forward, good dark cherries and berries
  • Solid structure
  • Well balanced

2012 Pinot Noir

  • Nicely balanced structure
  • As it was still warm, the aromatics were subdued
  • Solid lingering finish

Keeler Estate Vineyards

2016 Pinot Gris

  • Good fruit
  • Round and balanced

2016 Rose of Pinot Noir

  • Very slight fruit on both nose and initial taste
  • Good Acidity
  • A bit uninteresting

D’Anu Wines

2016 Rose of Sangiovese

  • Bright red fruit leaning forward
  • Mild Acidity
  • Great patio wine

2012 Pinot Noir

  • Great dark fruit on nose and initial taste
  • Smooth mid and well-balanced
  • Great lingering finish

2014 Sangiovese

  • Ridiculous aromatics, such great dark fruit
  • Continues on the mid, luscious deep plum, cherry and dark berry flavors
  • Silky smooth
  • Excellently balanced finish
  • A personal Favorite

Noble Estates Winery

2016 Ruby Semi-Sparkling Red Blend

  • Raspberries and honey aromas and flavors
  • Tiny bubbles luxuriate your palate
  • Fantastic refresher for any occasion
  • Taking home 2 of these.


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