Ideal for Spring and $25: Marshall Davis Winery

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Many times you will see on here I repeat winery profiles. Vintages change, wines differ, and brands grow over the years! Marshall Davis Wines are always on the top of my list, because they produce limited quantity, high quality, amazing wines.

I had the pleasure of tasting the newest releases including the 2019 Yamhill-Carlton Chardonnay, the 2019 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir, and the 2020 Pinot Noir Rosé. They also sent me the 2018 Pinot Noir Township No. 3 which was a wonderful surprise! Marshall Davis was founded by brothers Sean Davis, Ryan Marshall and Matt Marshall who’s passion is producing vineyard specific wines. The vineyards are in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, as well as some in Walla Walla, WA. Winemaker Sean Davis believes in minimal intervention with the wines, and you will love the focus of their wines.

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The 2019 Chardonnay is aged 10 months in oak that’s 100% with about 20% new oak. It’s very well integrated, barrel fermented, with a refreshing lemon curd and brioche nose. It’s a round wine, with nice white fruit, acidity, and some of that brioche following through to the palate. It’s lively and delicious, with a long refreshing finish! Only 250 cases of this wine were produced, and I am so happy to have received a bottle; because this wine is ideal for spring and summer sipping. It’s $25 and totally worth it, and would go great with some summer citrus salads, buratta, and shrimp and grits!

The rosé from here is always one of my favorites, and the 2020 certainly is! It’s 100% pinot noir from the Willamette Valley in Oregon. They use egg tank fermentation for this wine, and only produce 150 cases of it! It’s an incredible rosé, and ideal for this time of year. Strawberry, rose, and ripe red fruit on the nose, with a tangy and refreshing palate! The finish is long and delicious, full of red fruit and nice bright acidity. This wine is a steal for $25 and would be great with bbq, ahi tuna, and carne asada tacos.

I do love that all of these wines (the three in this article) are $25. It makes them so affordable for everyday drinking and gifting, as well as you know you’re getting high quality, vineyard specific wines. The 2019 Pinot Noir will win your heart if you’re a pinot lover. It’s just what you want from a pinot, with nice cherry, raspberry, and spice on the nose. On the palate, lots of red currants, underripe fruit, and subtle spice. The finish is medium to long in length, and it’s just such a damn good wine!

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The Township No. 3 is still a wine I have to taste, however if you’re looking to grab some you absolutely should! I really enjoy wines from Marshall Davis and I believe you will as well. They are palate friendly, very stylistically Oregon with nice elegance, and also very true to their fruit characters.

Always remember, eat what you like and drink what you love. Please pair responsibly!

About Sara Lehman

Sommelier, Private Chef, & Food and Wine Pairing Expert in NYC! Sara is a Wine Writer, Wine Ambassador, and Wine Consultant specializing in pairings, parties, entertaining and education.

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