Pendulum Red Blend named Roth

Oregon retail chain selected Pendulum in a blind tasting

Pendulum 2008 Red was named Roth’s Fresh Market’s 2012 wine of the year, announced Roth’s Sales and Marketing Director Tim Jennings. The red blend, from premium grapes harvested in Washington’s Columbia Valley, offers notes of strawberry, red currant, cocoa powder and a coffee bean undertone. It was previously named a Wine Enthusiast Best Buy and sells for $18.

“This honor is particularly flattering considering Roth’s presence in the Willamette Valley, where its wines are held in the highest of esteem,” said Andrew Browne, Precept Wine founder and chief executive.

Pendulum Red Blend is half Cabernet Sauvignon, 43% Merlot, and has a small amount of Cab. Franc and Malbec rounding out the blend. Columbia Valley vineyard sources include Canoe Ridge, Oasis, Willard and Hyatt.

About Roth’s

Roth’s was founded by Herman C. Jochimsen and Orville N. Roth on August 5, 1962 when they opened their first store in Silverton, Oregon. Today, Roth’s has 10 supermarkets in the Mid-Willamette Valley. The vision of Orville’s son and president of the company, Michael Roth, is evident in Roth’s remodeled Silverton, McMinnville, Vista, Sunnyslope and Hayesville stores, and the continued focus on customer service.

About Precept Wine

Founded in 2003 by Andrew Browne, Precept Wine is the largest independent wine company in the Northwest. Precept Wine has evolved into an integrated wine company that owns more than 3,700 vineyard acres, employs a team of winemakers and operational staff at seven production facilities and operates seven tasting rooms. The quality driven portfolio has garnered hundreds of BEST BUY ratings and 90+ point scores from leading wine publications including Wine Enthusiast, Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate and Wine & Spirits. More at

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