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R. Stuart & Co. Twitter Tasting - Bloggers Blend

Pulling the cork on this bottle tonight!
Tonight at 5:00 pm PST - a group of fellow wine bloggers and I will be opening our custom blended bottles of Oregon Pinot Noir. We'll be tweeting our tasting experiences using #bloggersblend - you can already find conversations starting.

We created our custom Pinot Noir blends last year at R. Stuart & Co. winery in McMinville, Oregon after the 2012 Wine Bloggers Conference.

*For a good read on our wine tasting and blending experience at R.Stuart & Co., read the article by the Wandering Wino: R. Stuart Bloggers Blend Pinot Noir.

Our Bloggers Blend #4 we named "Reverence" in recognition of the reverence Oregon winemakers and grape growers show for the vineyard and each other. Our blend is 100% Oregon Pinot Noir, blended on August 19th 2012. It is, 60% Weber, 30% Daffodil Hill, 5% Courting Hill and 5% Hirschy vineyards. It was a truly rewarding experience.

Here are some photos I took last year at R. Stuart and Co.

Rob Stuart sharing barrel samples of his Pinot Noir.
Maria Stuart - our gracious hostess.
Rob Stuart sharing blending advice.
My fellow blenders with Maria, Terry, Kathy, Rene and Bill.
R. Stuart & Co.
Winemaker: Rob Stuart, since 2002
Total Annual Production approximately 16,000 cases
The Winery is located in a converted Granary in downtown McMinnville
The Wine Bar, is also in downtown McMinnville.
Call 503/472-4477 for hours

R. Stuart & Co.
528 NE Third St.
McMinnville, Oregon
Phone: 866.472.8614



  1. R. Stuart assistant winemaker described our bloggers blend as "fluid" which I believe is accurate. I would add that it was acid driven. The fruit was overwhelmed. It remained this way day 1-3. On day 4 it was really wonderful, not overly acidic and some pleasant cherry. I think this wine would benefit from 1-2 years in bottle. Graciously, R. Stuart & Co. gave me an extra bottle - which I will save for another year to open and evaluate. Blending wine is no task for mere mortals. Thank you!


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