Oyster River Winegrowers


Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2017

Nose of oyster mushroom, water chestnut, and white peach. At PnP tastes of herbal green notes, but opened over time into unctuous deliciousness. Tastes of red grapefruit, toasted coconut, butterscotch candy. Absolutely layered complexity. Even greater on day 2. — 10 months ago

Heather DillawayRandall Brater
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Kosta Browne

One Sixteen Russian River Valley Chardonnay 2018

This is the first Kosta chard I’ve ever had and I’m a big fan. Lots of slate/minerality, lemon curd, lemon zest, nuanced oyster brine, and crushed river rocks. Beautiful acidity. Awesome wine. — 2 years ago

Krystal Vento
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Ryan Vento

Ryan Vento

@E & K G Very pristine!
Severn Goodwin

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I see the good glass gets service for red & white 👍

Oyster River Wine Co.

American White Wine

Loved this wine! Lightly funky and I enjoyed at room temp more than chilled! — 7 months ago

Oyster River Winegrowers

American Chardonnay

Long Island fruit, and it shows. Lovely sea breeze aroma and tropical notes on nose and pallet. Structured. One of their best wines they made. — a year ago

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Erik Longabardi

Erik Longabardi

@Severn Goodwin Brian at ORW has been making cider and wine in Maine for some years now and his vineyard is full of hybrid grapes. He’s a good dude and support him when I can!
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Nice. I'll look them up, good to support the east coast guys.

De Wetshof

Bon Vallon Chardonnay 2018

Limestone soil, huge diurnal shifts accelerated by wind. De Wetshof pioneered the first unoaked Chardonnay in the region. Sea salt, oyster, saline, fresh lemon, lemon zest, white peach, white pear, green apple, sour cream from malo, reductive, high dry extract with no oak. Gravelly on the palate. Racy acidity, medium body, medium plus finish, 13% abv. — 2 years ago

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Domaine François Raveneau

Montée de Tonnerre Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2016

Just fire drank fire straight out the gates. Mouth full of oyster shells and smooth river rocks. — 3 years ago

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Oyster River Winegrowers

Carbonic Nation Red Blend 2020

Tart, delicious, and a little bit funky. Dry and mouth-watering. Cranberry, rhubarb, and pomegranate notes are all super bright, and crisp. Cherry Juicy Juice. Potpourri of dried rose and violet petals. Crunchy green bell pepper. A bit of tar and leather earthiness with a tiny hint of barnyard. Tangy acidity with crushed seashell minerality and a lively spritz. Great with oysters. — 9 months ago

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Oyster River Winegrowers

Oyster River Red Blend

Date drank: November 2019
Year: 2017
Producer: Oyster River Winegrowers
Grape(s): unknown
Region: Maine/East Coast 
Purchased from: Producer 
Distributor/Importer: NA
Natty: yes! No to low sulfites, native yeasts, no interventions. Unfiltered
Notes: Solid table wine, would go great with pizza. Lots of fruit and bright notes, but heft and body as well to stand up to bigger dishes. Grapey american wine taste. 
— a year ago


Extra Brut Octopus Gomes Vineyard Albariño 2019

Hands down, one of the funnest wines to find me during quarantine: a champagne-style sparkler made from Albariño grapes grown in the Sacramento River Delta. This zany experiment has become the flagship wine from young husband and wife team (combining knowledge from the cellars of Schramsburg and the branding powerhouse of Vintage Wine Estates and Naked Wines). Fresh fruit abounds: ripe pear, nectarine, green apple, a hint of oyster shell (tank fermentation followed by short bottle fermentation preserves fruit and reduces secondary autolytic characteristics). Bottled only a few months ago, so bubbles were extra excited and poppy. Same, Carboniste, same... — 2 years ago

Maura Passanisi
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