Discover my selection of unique boutique wines with sustainability at their core.
The Pinot Noir grapes for La Combe Verte come from a combination of vineyard sites across the Willamette Valley: the volcanic Eola-Amity Hills vineyards blended with their north valley counterparts and finished with the old vine fruit from the powerful, marine sedimentary soil of Freedom Hill Vineyard. The resulting wine is a lush and elegant example of the 2018 vintage, immediately appealing for early drinking but layered with power and structure, giving this wine the ability to age.
The inviting nose suggests ripe red and black fruits, summer flowers and warm, earthy spices. The dense fruit, succulent tannins and juicy acidity all come together to produce what I feel is a lovely and balanced example of what the Willamette Valley has to give.
I created Wine Monkey to bring together a collection of lesser-known craft wines that celebrate sustainability, whether environmental, human, economic and/or social and to support the producers who see and care about the bigger picture.
You name it, I've done it: from marketing and brand management to retail and trade sales, wine tourism, wine education, ecommerce and, most recently sommelier, with several vintages under my belt both in the cellar and in the vineyard.
Having worked my way through the vineyards of southern Oregon, the Loire, the Languedoc, the Rhône and now the UK, I have developed a passion for "unique boutique" wines. Wine Monkey is all about bringing together and showcasing the incredible wines I've collected along the way. Get in touch to let me know what you think of my selection and to share your favorites with me. I'd love to hear from you!