Wine Press NW Reviews

Both recent Love & Squalor releases are reviewed in the latest edition of Wine Press Northwest. In addition, the magazine's editor, Andy Perdue, chose the 2009 Love & Squalor Riesling for his "dream case" on his Wine Knows blog. Here are the reviews:

Love & Squalor 2009 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $18 Recommended: Roza peaches, dusty golden delicious apples and pineapple aromas funnel into an expressive and juicy assortment of Elberta peach and Honeycrisp apple flavors. (185 cases, 11.4% alc.) Still available locally or mail order

Love & Squalor 2008 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $24 Excellent: Matt Berson, assistant winemaker at Brooks, shows he paid attention during his times at J. Christopher, Patricia Green and Dr. Loosen with this blend of Temperance Hill, Winter's Hill and Left Coast vineyards. Toasty oak leads into notes of black cherry, plums and violets with nutmeg and milk chocolate accents. There's more smoky plum and sweet cherry pie among the flavors, backed a structure that's easy drinking. It's capped by cherry skin tannin. (175 cases, 13.3% alc.) Sold Out. Look for the new release this summer