December 2017 Wine of the Month Club Newsletter - page 22

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WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB • 1-800-949-9463
WINE OF THE MONTH CLUB SELECTION
“ roh • ZAY “
Every now and again you run across a
winemaker or winery owner like Ryan
Harms, founder of Union Wines and
Underwood. But, not often enough!
Ryan is not an Oregon native. He arrived
there in the mid-1990s, after a term at
Binghamton University in upstate New
York. He’d majored in organic chemistry.
It was a good way for him to start, as
chemistry is an integral part of making
wine.
He married his childhood sweetheart,
Tori, whose family introduced him to wine
- and the rest, as they say, is history. He
began studying wine and never stopped.
Oregon in the 1990s was a fascinating
place because, as a wine region, it was
relatively new, relatively obscure and
also relatively Bohemian. New to the
area, Ryan had the good fortune to be
tutored by two of the best winemakers
in the state: Lynn Penner-Ash at Rex Hill
Vineyards and Myron Redford at Amity
Vineyards.
When it came time to make his own
wines, Ryan knew enough to hire a great
winemaker, and he couldn’t have chosen
better. JP Caldcleugh’s winemaking
resume looked like a travel brochure. From
California to Australia to New Zealand, JP
had created astounding wines. He only
needed to conquer Oregon.
And so he has. Our selection is an
astounding blend of red grapes, headed
by Pinot Noir. The blush color is attained
by lowering the temperature of the
grapes and allowing just a few hours of
skin contact. The result is a lovely mix of
peach nectar, strawberry and rose petals,
with a finish that can’t be matched.
Region: Oregon • Alcohol: 12.5%
UNDERWOOD
Rosé, 2016
Rose Petals and
Peach
A Burst of Peach
Nectar
Now through 2019
Vegetarian, Fowl,
Light Meats
Pale Rose
Lovely, Peach and
Plum
ITEM #: R1217R2DC
Retail Price:
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