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Oregon Wine – Highly Rated Value Pinots

 

We know that the 2010 Oregon Pinots are great. Wine Spectator agrees with a new string of scores. The Lange and Longplay Pinots have the best value/score of the newly reviewed wines, 91 points at around $20 a bottle.

Longplay Lia's VIneyard Pinot noir 2010Longplay
Lia’s Vineyard Pinot noir 2010
$21.55 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case*
($23.95 retail)
My favorite Longplay wine yet, displaying a pretty transparency and silkiness. Vibrant red fruit and hints of coffee and dried thyme saunter out of the glass. This brand-new release benefits from air – a quick decant or 15 minutes in the glass. – Marcus

Wine Spectator 91 points:
Light and fragrant, this is zingy with cherry, cinnamon and cream flavors, lingering gently and with transparency. Drink now through 2018. 378 cases made. – H.S.

Lange
Willamette Valley Pinot noir 2010
$19.75 in any 12 bottle order or Build a Case*
($21.95 retail)
The nose initially hints at boysenberry jam, then opens into sweet cherry and savory notes of black pepper and game. The palate is bright yet complex, with red cherry, cranberry, and herb, cascading into subtle oak spice, caramel, coffee, and fine-grained tannins.

Wine Spectator 91 Points: Smooth and eloquent, delivering a lovely cascade of polished plum, currant and cranberry, shaded with cream and herb as the finish lingers easily. Offers depth and transparency. Drink now through 2017. – H.S.

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