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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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$90.00
 
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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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.

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$150.00
 
SKU: TZ18AOS1500ml

It’s a place that has the potential to deliver the ephemeral magic of Southern Rhone Grenache on sand with the wildness and vibrancy of Nerello Mascalese on the upper slopes of Mt. Etna.

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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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