Oregon Wine U.S.
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Home to some of America’s most celebrated Pinot Noir, Oregon maintains a tight focus on small production, high quality wine even while the state’s industry enjoys steady growth. As a world-renowned wine region, Oregon has more than 700 wineries and is home to well over 70 grape varieties. With a mostly Mediterranean climate, its cooler and wetter regions lie in the west, close to the Pacific Coast.
By far the most reputed region is the Willamette Valley, which is further subdivided into six smaller appellations: Chehalem Mountains, Dundee Hills, Eola-Amity Hills, McMinnville, Ribbon Ridge and Yamhill-Carlton.
The Valley’s obvious success story is with Pinot Noir, which here takes on a personality that could be described in general terms as somewhere in between the wines of California and Burgundy—and is often more affordable than either one. The best Willamette Pinot noir has a rare combination of red and black fruit, elegant balance, high acidity and rustic earth. While completely enjoyable in their youth, some of the better, single vineyard or appellation-specific Pinot noirs can often benefit from some cellar time.
- Pinot Noir7566
- Other Red Blends161
- Cabernet Sauvignon116
- Bordeaux Red Blends78
- Cabernet Franc55
- Other Red Wine50
- Petite Sirah23
- Rhône Blends20
- Pinot Meunier11
- Petit Verdot7
- Touriga Nacional1
King Estate Zinfandel 1994Zinfandel from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Troon Vineyard Blue Label Estate Zinfandel 2014Zinfandel from Oregon
Maragas Winery Legal Zin 2003Zinfandel from Oregon
Edgefield Winery Fireside Zinfandel 2009Zinfandel from Oregon
Maragas Winery Legal Zin 2005Zinfandel from Oregon
Troon Vineyard Zinfandel 2015Zinfandel from Oregon
Maragas Winery Legal Zin 2010Zinfandel from Oregon
Maragas Winery Legal Zin 2008Zinfandel from Oregon
Maragas Winery Swingin Zin 2012Zinfandel from Oregon
Troon Vineyard Zinfandel 2013Zinfandel from Oregon
Edgefield Winery LBV Fireside Zinfandel 1999Zinfandel from Oregon
Sno Road Winery Zinfandel 2012Zinfandel from Oregon
Rizzo Winery Zinfandel Echo West Vineyards 2012Zinfandel from Oregon
Maragas Winery Swingin Zin 2006Zinfandel from Oregon
Angel Vine Les Collines Zinfandel 2008Zinfandel from Oregon
Troon Vineyard Zinfandel 2011Zinfandel from Oregon
Sno Road Winery Zinfandel 2010Zinfandel from Oregon
Troon Vineyard Zinfandel 2014Zinfandel from Oregon
Troon Vineyard Foundation 72 Zinfandel 2013Zinfandel from Oregon