With all the deserved hub-bub over Evening Land Seven Springs Vineyard Pinots and Chardonnays, one of their wines sells out faster than anything else: Celebration Gamay noir, from the oldest Gamay noir vines in America. Evening Land Vineyards Seven Springs Vineyard Gamay noir 2010 $17.95 in any 12 bottle order ($19.95 retail) http://www.northwest-wine.com/Evening-Land-Seven-Springs-Gamay-noir.html We tasted [...]
The Illahe Vineyards Reserve Pinot noir 08 hit me like a bombshell. At a recent tasting of some of Oregon’s pre-eminent Pinot noirs, the Illahe hit me hard. It’s a new contender for my list of the Top Twenty 2008 Pinots, especially at $32.36. The 2008 Reserve is a blockbuster. A nose of blackberry, cedar, [...]
Oregon Pinot noir has both its rising stars and its pioneering winemakers. here are four you want to know.