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A To Z Night & Day Red Blend 2007

Member Review by chadrich:

A solid wine, slightly bigger than I typically expect from Oregon. Well integrated and drinkable.

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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

Member Reviews for A To Z Night & Day Red Blend

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Snooth User: chadrich
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/02/2008

A solid wine, slightly bigger than I typically expect from Oregon. Well integrated and drinkable.


Snooth User: CalKid
34374250
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 09/07/2008

I bought this because of the Oregon sell. I had no idea what was in it until I got to my Snooth to rate it. I guessed the Merlot and some Cabernet Sauvignon, and should have picke out the Syrah, but the rest no way. I've never had a pure Cab Franc, and funny I was just looking at one at the Brown Jug, but it was 37.99, from Helena Ca. I forget the winery but remember thinking instead of shelling out 37.99 to taste why not just next time in California seek out those who make Cab Franc and taste. I just don't have the Petit Verdot and California Nebbiolo senses developed yet. Overall I liked this wine, its bouquet was striking and its body full, and a tad on the sweet side. I guess my rating mostly due to that I'm not really picking out anything fabulous or really wow but it is very good mouthfeel and pleasant to drink. Paried it with a Chicken Risotto and zuchini surprise (layered dish of carmelized onions, zucchini, sliced tomatoe topped with fresh basil and paremesian - its all in how you cook this that makes it great.) Any way, good wine. After dinner glass picked up some hints of lavender of all things. And have to agree, with other reviewer, for an Oregon wine, full bodied. Oh, and a screw a cap, which is a plus in my notebook.


Snooth User: kwild50
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5.00 5
Vintage: 2004 04/06/2009

Five glasses


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Vintage: 2004 07/11/2007

A hearty Oregon red that is 100% barrel-fermented for 18 months. This is an unusual blend of grape varieties from Bordeaux, Spain and the Rhône. Beautifully aromatic, with succulent flavors of plums, currants, boysenberries and cocoa. A powerful, fruit-forward wine, this is excellent when you're in the mood for something different.




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