Pioneers and Rising Stars
Of Oregon Pinot noir
Oregon Wine Pioneers Eyrie and Patricia Green Cellars have 41 and 20 Oregon vintages under their belt (respectively). With all of their combined experience and and the winemakers’ reknowned skills, they continue to deliver rocking value Pinots.
Oregon Rising Stars Roots and Toluca Lane are tiny production, boutique wineries – they share winemaking space with other new wineries to help keep costs down. The 2009 vintage is Roots’ sixth. The Toluca Pinot noir 09 is a terrific value, ready to enjoy now. Chris Berg’s Roots wines are often compared to the Pinot noirs of Eric Hamacher, one of the winemakers he worked for.
Toluca Lane made a mere 305 cases of gutsy, beautiful estate-grown 09 Pinot noir. You know the wine tastes good, as co-owner Lane Crowther is a trained saucier and ran Bon Apetit Magazine’s food testing program for several years!