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.
Brooks Willamette Valley Riesling 2019Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Hyland Estates Old Vine Riesling 2020Riesling from McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Elk Cove Estate Riesling 2018Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon
Hyland Estates Old Vine Riesling 2018Riesling from McMinnville, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Averaen Eola-Amity Hills Riesling 2018Riesling from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Argyle Nuthouse Riesling 2019Riesling from Eola-Amity Hills, Willamette Valley, Oregon
Ovum Memorista Riesling 2019Riesling from Oregon
Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling 2019Riesling from Willamette Valley, Oregon