Wine Newsletter

September Wine Specials

A flâneur is quite simply, a leisurely wanderer, a worldly explorer, a connoisseur of life. When owner and founder Marty Doerschlag sold his design, architecture & construction firm in 2005 he was looking for a new place to pursue happiness. That somewhere turned out to be farming grapes—pinot noir specifically—and nowhere are conditions better than in the Willamette Valley. Flâneur wines are a true representation of both the land and the vintage. Winemaker Grant Coulter is both consciously technical and spontaneously whimsical. Celebrating the eccentricities and unpredictability of nature, each wine reflects this remarkable terroir. While each vintage retains underlying similarities, each year’s grapes speak for themselves. We at Zupan’s are excited to bring these wines to you and celebrate the wines of Flâneur this month.

Featured Wines

 

2017 Flâneur, Flanerie Pinot Noir
Ribbon Ridge, Oregon

$45.97, reg. price $49.97

From one of the winery’s estate vineyards planted in 2003, this offers raspberry and cherry candy flavors backed by mineral highlights.

Pair with: Olive oil poached salmon, mushroom risotto, mild cheeses, grilled pork tenderloin

 

 

2017 Flâneur, Constantin Chardonnay
Willamette Valley, Oregon

$35.97, reg. price $39.97

Showing surprising richness for a wine at this low alcohol, it’s almost oily (in a good way), with layered flavors. It opens with lime, banana and butter, adding toasted hazelnut and brioche.

Pair with: Pan-seared halibut, risotto with fresh peas, soft cheeses gnocci with brown butter

 

2017 Flâneur, Willamette Valley Chardonnay
Willamette Valley, Oregon

$25.97, reg. price $28.75

This young wine starts out softly, then opens up slowly. Suggestions of light citrus, unbuttered popcorn and apple skins.

Pair with: Fish tacos, Caesar salad, seared tuna

 

 

2017 Flâneur, Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley, Oregon

$25.97, reg. price $28.75

This pinot delivers sharply etched berry and cherry fruit flavors, with a dollop of brown sugar. Light citrus acidity underlies an astringent finish, which builds interest with hints of cherry tobacco and cola

Pair with: Pizza with sausage and mushrooms