Thursday, June 26, 2008

back home - and more wine news!

Just got back home monday from a trip to Caifornia for our good friend's Kevin and Maia's wedding it was a fablouse time I was honored to officiate thier wedding. We got to go down with our good frinds Kim and Scott. Scott got the smoker that he built for our wedding all modified for transport to the wedding and he and Brian smoked all the brisket it was sooo yummy!! The wedding it self was eventful (this is a story for another day) needles to say there loved burns brighter now than ever and all is well... more on that and photos coming soon...

My Friends Courtney and Britney fed all the animals and held down the fort at Big Table.. thanks ladies!!

So on our way down to CA we got a call from The Tasting Room in Carlton they said that they had heard about out rose and wanted to try it!! whooo hooo! so on Tuesday I took in some wine for them to try... so now our wine is available and being poured at The Tasting room in Carlton - Thank You Sara and Jay! it's very exciting!!

A few of you asked about the rose and how to buy some.. for those in Oregon it's now officially for sale and I can deliver it to you if you live close by. We are selling it in 6 bottle allocations only right now and it's $22 a bottle. If you live in CA wine can be shipped to you in the fall as it's just to risky to ship wine in the summer... you can e-mail me at for an order form. I also did leave two cases with our friends Kim and Scott in Napa as there was some immediate interest from a few of you... so if any of you Napa, Marin SF folks MUST have some NOW there's enough for 4 people/orders up in napa ... and that will be first come first serve and you'll have to pick it up.. here are the notes from the tasting sheet I wrote up for the retailer.. Thank you for all your enthusiasm and support as we stick our toes into the water... Cheers!

Laughing Pig Rose – Big Table Farm
Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Rose
Johan Vineyard

13.0% Alcohol
3.4 pH
unfined and unfiltered
95 Cases Produced

The Pinot Noir Fruit for the Laughing Pig Rose was picked mid October at 22.5 brix. These grapes are from Johan Vineyard just south of Amity. This wine is 25% whole cluster and fermented on the skins to 20 brix. The wine was then pressed directly into 4 neutral French oak barrels.

This Rose separates itself from most by being barrel fermented to dryness with maloatic fermentation completed by mid May. The wine was then blended and bottled on June 14th.
The barrel fermentation and sur lie aging give underlying complexity, rich fruit on the nose and a well structured wine with a crisp finish. Due to its process being more “old world” in this wine will continue to evolve like a well made white wine.

Big Table Farm is a team effort of Clare Carver and Brian Marcy is the name of our wine and is also our working farm. Brain Marcy is our winemaker. In 1996 Brian worked his first harvest at Sterling vineyards, having studied fermentation science at Davis he took to the process of winemaking easily and loved it. Brian worked in the Napa Valley and learned from many of the most esteemed winemakers and wineries including Turley Wine cellars, Neyers Vineyards, Helen Turley and associates, Blankiet Estate and Marcassin just to name a few. Brian also spent a Harvest working in Australia at Trevor Jones Fine Wines.

We also have a 2006 Syrah to be released in the early fall and the 2007 is very promising as well.

there will be more info coming very soon on our web site


Anonymous said...

what about us, poor souls who live in NC? do we do the shipping form and wait for the fall?
or are we out of luck because we are too far away??

chou-chou said...

Woo hoo!

Congrats on the tasting room, and on doing a ROCKIN' job at the wedding. No one will ever forget that one. :-)

Can't wait to get my hands on some of the rose!


Clare Carver said...

Jaye let me check into NC that may be a bit complicated I need to find out your liquor laws... more on that as soon as I know more.. thank you for the enthusiasm tho... xoxo c