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A To Z Chemin de Terre 2006

Member Review by tulaw:

This is a rather dry, red, table wine that bursts with fruit, is rather long in the finish, and has nice earth tones. The tannins are nice, but I think it could have matured a while longer in the oak. The vintner says it was aged 18 mos in oak and then aged in the bottle 15 months more. Maybe it needed the extra year in the oak. It is a nice wine, but rather common, and it feels like something is missing. Nevertheless it is pretty good, and a nice wine for the price-- $12.99 at BevMo here in CA.

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A to Z Wineworks:
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to ... Read more
A to Z Wineworks was started in 2002 by four friends, Oregon wine industry veterans, Deb Hatcher (Eyrie), Bill Hatcher (Domaine Drouhin Oregon), Sam Tannahill (Archery Summit) and Cheryl. Francis (Chehalem). The two couples worked in the Hatcher's kitchen to build the original blend honored by Food & Wine Magazine as the Best American Pinot Noir under $20. Recognition for their A to Z wines with dependable quality and great value continued and production grew. In 2006, the group welcomed another Oregon wine veteran, Michael Davies, as winemaker, and partnered with Gregg Popovich (Coach of the San Antonio Spurs) to buy REX HILL Vineyards and Winery (established in 1982). A to Z has worked with more than 100 vineyards across the state always offering assistance for sustainability certification that the group expects to be achieved within three years of partnering. Today, A to Z has two viticulturists on staff and uses biodynamic principles to farm all owned or long-leased vineyards. Diverse sourcing across the state mitigates regional weather difficulties and adds complexity and depth to the one wine of each variety that is blended in any vintage. Additionally, A to Z has more collective Oregon winemaking experience than any other winery, experience that can make a difference in difficult vintages. A to Z remains true to the dual mission of offer Aristocratic Wines at Democratic Prices blending one cuvee each vintage of Pinot Noir, Chardonny and Pinot Gris that deliver the Essence of Oregon. A commitment to excellence is matched by a belief in fair value and sustainability in business as well as farming and a drive to offer the highest quality for the best value. A to Z Oregon Pinot Noir has twice been named to Wine Spectator's Top 100 wines of the yar; A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris is a perennial Best Buy; and A to Z Oregon Chardonnay is America's Best Selling Oregon Chardonnay. A to Z is also a certified B Corporation. Read less

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Snooth User: tulaw
94189266
3.00 5
04/17/2011

This is a rather dry, red, table wine that bursts with fruit, is rather long in the finish, and has nice earth tones. The tannins are nice, but I think it could have matured a while longer in the oak. The vintner says it was aged 18 mos in oak and then aged in the bottle 15 months more. Maybe it needed the extra year in the oak. It is a nice wine, but rather common, and it feels like something is missing. Nevertheless it is pretty good, and a nice wine for the price-- $12.99 at BevMo here in CA.


Snooth User: julesroi
290859104
3.00 5
10/26/2011

Nice complexity at this price. Med length, black fruit, with some meat n coc, low-med tannins, low acidity.



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