June 13, 2018 Left Coast Estate Sustainable Wine from Rickreall, Oregon Presenter: Suzanne Larson

No host wine reception 6:00 pm.  Potluck dinner starts at 6:30 pm.  Presentation at 7:00 pm.  Bring four glasses and dish to share.

Family owned. 100% estate grown and bottled. Committed to sustainability.

 

The family founded the Left Coast Estate in 2003. Through a combination of passion and hard work, they've slowly grown into one of the largest contiguous vineyards in Oregon. 

 

At Left Coast, the estate is what inspired their family to come to Oregon. Their goal is to enhance and share that natural beauty with others through thoughtful winemaking, sustainable practices and habitat conservation. Their vineyards and winery are LIVE certified sustainable. We are 90% solar powered and have partnered with the US Department of Fish & Wildlife to help restore 100 acres of old growth Oregon White Oak on the property to their native savannah state. 

 

A little about Suzanne, our presenter: 

"We all invent our lives, and perhaps Suzanne has been more inventive than most. Her early education as an art historian brought her two delicious years in Italy and, then moving into publishing, a cover article and related research position in Switzerland. Marriage took her to three years in France where she was seduced, utterly, by the Pinot grape. The unlikely next step was a move to Denver, Colorado and the addition of three darling offspring in the span of five years. As Co director of the University of Denver Publishing Institute, skiing and cycling in alternating seasons, she, very nearly, lived there happily ever after. But the grape could never be denied, and the place was just exactly right from the very first sight and soil test...and the rest, now nearly a glorious decade in the making, is Left Coast Cellars."

 

Wines to be tasted: 

Whites:

2016 Truffle Hill Chardonnay, $24

2012 Blanc de Noir, $55

 

Reds:

2015 Cali's Cuvee Pinot Noir, $24- 

2015 Latitude 45 Pinot Noir, all Dijon Clone, $38

2015 Right Bank Pinot Noir, all Pommard Clone, $42

2015 Rotie Syrah Noir, $42

2015 Pinot Meunier, $55