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Young Rogues in the Rogue Valley   Northwest Wine Anthem   May 2012

This 50/50 Temp/Syrah blend has great balance, ample spice, lovely dark fruit and nuances of cocoa, grass, mineral and splashes of toffee. It has a lot of promise showing well now, would revisit in a few to six months. The winery is actually called Long Story Short Cellars, owned by two of nicest young winemakers (Chris Jiron & Christine Collier) to hit the S. OR wine scene. Check out their website, they are worth a visit and have a lot of enthusiasm and energy! Looking foward to the next creations.

Wine Picks   The Oregonian   Jan 2012
When they aren't working their day jobs at Troon Vineyard and Folin Cellars, Christine Collier, 24, and Chris Jiron, 27, are the youngest winery owners in Southern Oregon. The two are off to a fine start with their first release, this meaty, spicy, herbaceous red; they'll release a sauvignon blanc in the spring. After a couple of name changes (they're transitioning from "Long Story Short Cellars"), the pair settled on a title for their label that's taken from the famous Constantin Brancusi quote, "Work like a slave, command like a king, create like a god." It's pretty heady stuff for a couple of 20-somethings. - Katherine Cole 

Tempranillo: Our Signature Varietal?   Mail Tribune, Janet Eastman   Sept 2011

Review of 2009 Syrah-Tempranillo   August 2011
"This unique red from two young winemakers with the label God, King Slave. You should let this young wine breath a moment before going at it.  A light ruby color, lower alcohol red half Syrah and half Tempranillo is elegant and refined.  The nose has a touch of barnyard, subtle black fruit, spicy green pepper, a touch of leather and black pepper.  The mouth feel is full with a sweet fruit and a subtle tannin.  This may improve even more over the next year or two but is satisfying and hits the palate just right now." 

God King Slave makes an entrance   Medford Wine Examiner   August 2011

Harry & David Wine Competition Winners    Medford Wine Examiner   August 2011

Young Winemakers    KOBI NBC Channel 5   February 2012

Natural Fit For a Vintage Startup    Mail Tribune   February 2012

Oregon’s Youngest Licensed Winery Owner   We Out Here   March 2011

From Sorority Girl to Sommelier   Drink Nectar   May 2010

Oregon College Student Squeezes in Wine Blogging   Medford Wine Examiner   February 2010