The Hedonistic Taster: Alit Wines

The Hedonistic Taster 

  Alit Wine 

by L.M. Archer

LM Archer Tastevin

“Wine should not be regarded simply as a beverage, but as an art of living, a pleasure.” – Henri Jayer

The Hedonistic Taster provides an intimate format for me to share industry trade samples with you, dear readers.

Please enjoy these consumer-friendly wines from Alit Wine in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.

Disclaimer: No compensation is received; all opinions expressed are that of the author.

Wine: Alit Wine Pinot Noir – Willamette Valley

Vintage: 2015

Alcohol:  13.3%

Suggested Retail: $27.45

Producer Specs here.


Robe: Clear, deep ruby robe.

Nose:  Clean, intense, medium aromas of spice, black fruits (cherry, plum), violet, and heath.

Palate: Light body, bright acids, silky tannins, red raspberry, currant, cranberry, black tea bouche, supple finish.

Suggested Pairings: This light-hearted wine reminds me of that effortless dinner guest able to slip from one conversation to the next, leaving each listener feeling like they’re the most important person in the room. Bring it as a hostess gift, as a go-to for impromptu company, or to light up any informal gathering, including roof-top BBQ’s, surf side, and/or outdoor concerts.

Wine: Alit Wine Brut Grand Cru Champagne – Avize

Vintage: N/V

Alcohol:   12%

Suggested Retail: SOLD OUT.

Producer Specs here.


Robe: Pale lemon robe.

Nose:  Clean, dry, citrus and brioche notes.

Palate: Petite pearling, delicate mousse, grapefruit, lemon zest and brioche bouche, electric buzz on the the palate, fine fizzing to the finish.

Suggested Pairings: Let’s just call this Alit Champagne for what it is – versatile, festive, and highly complimentary with just about anything you choose, from an aperitif, to oysters, to brunch, to dessert…to the end of a very long, or very special day. In short, a wine for all reasons, and seasons.

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