Love & Squalor is a blood-sweet-and-tears Willamette Valley project of Matt and Angie Bearson of the Portland, OR. What began for Matt as a midlife career pivot away from restaurants (and a closet full of tuxedos) to wine, quickly proved a calling, and later, a life’s work. Now Matt and Angie, formerly a high flying SF-based graphic designer, co-manage the business out of their Southeast Portland winery and tasting room. Matt makes the wine, while Anglie handles most other aspects of the business, utilizing her wide-ranging expertise on everything from label design and marketing to business strategy and making sure the jukebox keeps playing. A blend of six vineyard sites throughout the northern Willamette Valley. Aged for 18 months in neutral French oak.