1899 Pinot Noir release later this year – new world wine made with old world techniques and no electricity
We are so proud to carry Illahe wine and support a family owned winery in the sibling state of Oregon.
We could ramble on about their responsible practices, family, terroir, Doc & Bre (the vineyard horses) etc. but aside from all the cool stuff they do – their wines are stunning and if you’ve never tried any of them, you should.
What if drinking wine made the world a better place?
Proud Pour just gave your Happy Hour a major upgrade.
We pair wines with solutions to local environmental problems. Our Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc restores 100 wild oysters per bottle, and our Oregon Pinot Noir plants 90 sq ft of bee habitat per bottle. Every time you enjoy Proud Pour wine, you get to sit back, relax, and know you are making a difference.
This beautifully balanced 2015 Oregon Pinot Noir is helping our 3,600 native bee species across the U.S. Every bottle replants bee habitat and wildflowers on local farms, which benefits both native bees and honeybees, the local ecosystem, and farmers! Enjoy this sustainably-grown and vegan wine, knowing you’re nourishing these little pollinators, who in turn nourish plants all around us.
Proud Pour’s Pinot Noir is a balanced wine with supple tannins, earthy tones, and rich notes of red plum, rhubarb, and vanilla.
This wine is ready to drink now and should drink well through the end of 2019.
The wine is nicely-balanced and so pairs well with many foods. Try it with a roast chicken or pork chop!
Every bottle of our Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc restores 100 oysters back to the wild! Oyster reefs are a critical ecosystem and also help clean our oceans. A single oyster filters about 30 gallons of water daily. And by the way, eating oysters is good for the planet because you’re almost always eating farmed oysters, which are completely sustainable. Enjoy this sustainably-grown wine’s crisp notes of citrus, well-balanced acidity, and clean finish, knowing you’re making our oceans healthier.
Proud Pour’s Sauvignon Blanc is a bright, refreshing wine with a rich bouquet of flavors. Hints of tropical fruit transition onto the palate, followed by layers of citrus and melon. Vibrant acids finish smoothly, accompanied by a pleasant minerality. This wine’s consistent profile and balanced finish are sure to please any oyster-lover.
This wine is ready to drink now and should drink well through the end of 2019.
Enjoy this wine with your locally-farmed oysters, clams, mussels, sea scallops, or periwinkles! Or simply on its own for a relaxing evening!
30 Days of Rosé | #21 | Fess Parker | Pinot Noir Rosé | 2016 | Santa Rita Hills | California | $16.99 sale!
We are most pleased to highlight the Fess Parker Rosé during our cheery and delicious Rosé promotions!
Pinot Noir Rosé is one of the more broadly recognizable varietals, and the award winning wine crafters over at Fess Parker have done a superb job.
In an age where family run business are frequently turning over their business to large corporations, not only does it feel good to support this multi-generational family endeavor… but it’ll make your visceral senses feel good as well!
Our Pinot Noir Rose is always a crowd pleaser! The perfect Spring and Summer wine this light-bodied, refreshing wine is perfect served with charcuterie, grilled salmon or pork tenderloin, but can certainly be enjoyed on it’s own.
Color: Light salmon hue
Aromas: Rose petal, guava, ginger, cherry, wild strawberry
Aging: 88% stainless steel & 22% barrel fermented and aged for 5 months in neutral French oak
Production Notes: 592 cases
Vineyard Notes: 57% Parker West Vineyard, 22% Rio Vista Vineyard, 13% Ashley’s Vineyard, 8% Fiddlestix Vineyard all located within the Sta. Rita Hills Appellation
When Fess Parker was cast in the role of Davy Crockett in the mid-1950’s, it caused an international sensation and changed his life forever. So too did the purchase of 714 acres in the Santa Ynez Valley change the course of the Parker family’s history.
Realizing the potential of Santa Barbara County as a premium grape-growing region, Fess and his son, Eli, originally set out in 1989 to plant a small vineyard and sell fruit to local producers. But, as Fess’ daughter, Ashley explains, “ Fess is from Texas, so he can’t do anything small. “The Fess Parker Winery and Vineyard now farms almost 700 acres on four vineyards throughout Santa Barbara County.
The characters Fess portrayed, Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone, inspired generations of Americans. Throughout the late 1950’s and 1960’s Fess was at the pinnacle of a television career that has an unprecedented impact upon American popular culture. But it was Fess’ entrepreneurial spirit that prompted his leaving Hollywood to go into business for himself. The traits that Crockett and Boone embodied – integrity, resourcefulness and good humor — carried over to Fess’ personal life and formed the foundation upon which the family business was built. First-class hospitality has always been at the core of their ventures, first as hoteliers and eventually with the opening of the winery.
Working as a family has always been a great source of pride and pleasure for the Parker family. Eli Parker began in the family business as assistant winemaker in 1989. After several years of learning the craft at the side of renowned and accomplished winemakers, Eli took the reigns as winemaker himself with the 1995 vintage. A leader of the winery since its inception, it was in 1996 that Eli formally assumed the title and responsibilities of President. In the early 1990’s, Ashley ran the first tastings out of the barrel room and represented the winery at trade shows. In 1998, Ashley became Eli’s partner, working on the public relations and sales and marketing teams. The presence of Fess and his wife Marcy as the founding visionaries of the winery is a vital and enduring one.
Driving north along the pastoral Foxen Canyon Wine Trail feels like traveling back to California’s early days. Rolling hills frame vast meadows, deer and wildlife roam free, and pristine landscapes stretch as far as the eye can see. This peaceful environment enticed the late Fess Parker into buying a 714-acre ranch here back in 1988. The Texas-born actor, who played the television roles of Davy Crockett and Daniel Boone in the 1950s and 1960s, had moved his family to Santa Barbara in the early 1960s and begun construction of a blufftop home. When heavy rains caused it to collapse onto the beach, he revised his plans and headed inland.
There, he discovered the Foxen Canyon property, where he initially planned to run cattle, plant a few grapes to sell to other vintners, and establish a small winery. Parker, an only child, dreamed of starting a family business that he could pass on to future generations. He asked his children to join him, and they planted a five-acre experimental Riesling vineyard in 1989. Eli, his son, started as assistant winemaker and spent three years under the tutelage of acclaimed enologist Jed Steele before taking the helm. Eli then planted more vines and started a four-year project to build a cutting-edge winery and tasting room.
Eli Parker and his sister Ashley continue to stay involved as stewards of the family’s vision for the winery while Ashley’s husband Tim Snider serves as President and oversees day-to-day operations. The family’s vineyard is the 120-acre Rodney’s Vineyard, named after Fess Parker’s late son-in-law, at the 400-acre Foxen Canyon Road estate where the winery is located. They also source grapes from Camp Four vineyard in the heart of the Santa Ynez Valley, which Parker planted in 1998 as well as vineyards in the cooler Sta. Rita Hills and Santa Maria Valley appellations. Blair Fox assumed the role of head winemaker in 2005. In recent years, the winery has sharpened its focus to produce more small-lot, vineyard-designated wines made from high-quality Rhone and Burgundian varietals, which have won awards in national wine competitions.
This is 100% Melville fruit from our Sta. Rita Hills estate, and is a collection of 16 pinot noir clones. 40% of the fruit was fermented as whole-clusters with 60% gently de-stemmed in small (1.5 ton) open-top fermenters. Total skin and stem contact averaged 30 days (7 day cold soak, 2 + weeks of fermentation and 1+ week extended maceration).
From the press, the wine was transferred directly into neutral barrel (10+ year old French oak), where it remained sur lie without sulfur until June, when it was gently racked for the first time and prepared for bottling in August.
Pale ruby in color, spicy aromatics of ginger, black tea and cinnamon stick emerge initially. On the palate, fresh and lifted nuances of candied orange peel, pomegranate and gardenia mingle with hints of toasted marshmallow and dried cherries. The mouthfeel is focused and vibrant, finishing with excellent clarity and precision.
Perfect for any place that doesn’t allow glass and highly portable, Underwood Pinot Noir & Pinot Gris wine cans have been a huge hit for the past year – we’re stoked to announce the arrival of Rosé cans!
Underwood Rosé wine cans are a one time shot to us this year so what we have in stock, is all we’ll get so test drive one and if you like it, stock up!
Union Wine Co. Underwood Wine Cans | All types $5.99 / 375ml
2015 UNDERWOOD ROSÉ WINE –
12% ABV | Oregon
Straight from the Rosé City! Drinkable, unpretentious and travel-ready, this is the perfect wine for action lounging, such as poolside shindigs, outdoor music festivals, backyard BBQ’s with friends or anywhere that calls for serious lounging. It’s set to become your favorite spring and summer staple.
Tasting Notes: Strawberry, watermelon, and peach
UNDERWOOD PINOT NOIR –
13% ABV | Oregon
This Pinot works hard for the working people. Telling a truly Oregon story, the wine draws from vineyards across the state. Each site adds its unique mark to the final Underwood blend, which highlights the rich juicy flavors of Oregon Pinot at an extraordinary price. The perfect wine to enjoy anywhere, any day of the week.
Tasting Notes: Cherry, blackberry and cola
87 Points & Best Buy Underwood is fast-becoming one of Oregon’s best values in Pinot Noir. Light and pretty raspberry fruit gains mass and flavor interest with well-integrated veins of stem and earth. It’s nicely balanced and true to variety. – Wine Enthusiast
UNDERWOOD PINOT GRIS –
13% ABV | Oregon
As do its Pinot Noir and Rosé counterparts, the Underwood Pinot Gris speaks of a journey across Oregon. Sourcing fruit from vineyards spanning the peaks and valleys of the state, this wine is the perfect everyday refresher, making us nostalgic for our long-awaited Oregon summer backyard BBQs.
Tasting Notes: Lemon, apple and pear
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