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, [...]
The 2008 Andrew Will Champoux and Sorella are my kind of Andrew Will reds – heavy on the Cab, awesome to drink. The 08′s blow away the previous 2 vintages – I have to think back to the 05 vintage for such indelible wines. At right, owner and winemaker Chris Camarda Andrew Will Champoux Vineyard [...]
Oregon Pinot noir has both its rising stars and its pioneering winemakers. here are four you want to know.