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Smockshop Band

Tzum & Smockshop Band

Smockshop Band and Tzum are explorations of the Columbia Gorge. Tzum means to mark or locate in Chinook jargon. The wines under this label are parcel specific and contain no mention of the grape variety. They are intended to be a deep meditation on a particular place. Smockshop Band wines are labeled by variety and are intended to be an accessible introduction to the beauty of the gorge. The Gorge contains a diverse range of landscapes within a small area. It was this multitude of potential places to make wine that drew us to the 

The wine that results from this is atypically, perfumed, floral and delicate for Zinfandel. It tastes more like some long lost aromatic grape variety, that only grows on the cliffs of a single village, in a forgotten mediterranean isle.

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SKU: TZ19FIONN1500ml

In 2018 we isolated the steepest part of the sites central hill to make as a separate wine. This part of the site faces due South and is extremely well exposed. It makes a very darkly colored, meaty, almost Cote Rotie like Pinot Noir.

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SKU: TZ18ELDR

This is always the most delicate of the red wines we make, pale, with an ethereal texture and aroma that reflect its Alpine origin.



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2018 is one of those vintages where the volume is turned up on every channel; the wines are extremely rich, aromatic and powerfully structured. This wine is no exception

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SKU: SMK18PNCG

The wines are perfectly suited to warmer days and the kind of food that emerges from the verdant spring garden. As the glass fills with hazy pink liquid it tastes of strawberries, grapefruit skin, peppercorn and sage. The periphery of the wine glows with a subtle meatiness not unlike finocchiona and this wine would also be an amazing companion for pizza, especially one that included charcuterie. 

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The plantation is based on planting of grapes in central Italy in the 2nd century AD and is a mixed field with many clones of Sangiovese, Sagrantino, Montepulciano, cilliegiolo, aleatico, trebbiano, cannaiolo nero and others. The wine from 2019 is far more delicate. The wine is pale in color, 11% alcohol and the texture is extremely fine with fluid gradations between the elements that provide texture. It occupies the space in between Pinot Noir and Grenache.  

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