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11 OUTSTANDING OREGON PINOT NOIRS
WINE SPECTATOR – JANUARY 25, 2021
With so many new winemakers and Pinot Noir projects, exciting things are happening in Oregon's Willamette Valley. And the region's veteran vintners are making some of the best reds of their careers. Both old and new faces are highlighted in this week's selection of 2018 Pinot Noirs that earned 90 points or more on Wine Spectator’s 100-point scale. Read full article.
CJ MCCOLLUM AND ELISE ESPOSITO’S WEDDING WAS AN INTIMATE AFFAIR IN OREGON WINE COUNTRY
VOGUE – JANUARY 6, 2021
Portland Trailblazers guard CJ McCollum and dentist Elise Esposito were married at our very own Black Walnut Inn in an intimate ceremony in the Willamette Valley in October 2020. Read full article.
WINE SPECTATOR'S TOP 100 WINES OF 2020 FEATURES SEVEN OREGON PRODUCERS
FORBES – JANUARY 3, 2021
Wines from Oregon’s Willamette Valley have been appearing on the Wine Spectator’s Top 100 list for the last two decades. In 2020, however, they won seven spots on the list, the most the Oregon wine industry has ever achieved. Read full article.
SIX OF THE BEST OREGON WINES THAT AREN'T PINOT NOIR
VINEPAIR – DECEMBER 9, 2020
These days, when we think about wine from Oregon, we immediately blurt out Pinot Noir. It makes sense, of course, as this is one of the U.S.’s meccas for wines made from the grape, and of our more unique expressions of it to boot. But what I think we have learned here at VinePair, with an entire month focusing solely on American wine, is that even though one grape may define a region to the general public, a wine region is much more than a single grape. Read full article.
10 VIBRANT OREGON PINOT NOIRS AT 90+ POINTS
WINE SPECTATOR – NOVEMBER 23, 2020
Willamette Valley is Oregon's Pinot Noir heartland, producing distinctive styles from the classic Burgundy grape. The best versions offer rich fruit laced with bright acidity and savory accents. This week, we've selected 10 newly released reds that display this lively character, each earning an outstanding rating on Wine Spectator's 100-point scale. Read full article.
OFTEN OVERLOOKED, OREGON'S LATINX WINE COMMUNITY THRIVES
WINE ENTHUSIAST – OCTOBER 20, 2020
“Wine is a story, and it begins with the work being done out in the vineyard,” says Elena Rodriguez, president/winemaker at Alumbra Cellars. “When I talk about my winemaking, I start by sharing the story of my vineyard workers, of their dedication and hard work to help me bring in beautiful fruit. Their work is so often overlooked and undervalued. I want to make it known that without them, the wine industry wouldn’t exist.” Read full article.
IN OREGON'S WILLAMETTE VALLEY, ELEGANT PINOT NOIR FOR LESS THAN $40
WINE ENTHUSIAST – SEPTEMBER 8, 2020
Oregon’s Willamette Valley American Viticultural Area (AVA) is widely acknowledged as the next best place after Burgundy, where Pinot has thrived for centuries, to explore its vast potential. First planted there by Eyrie Vineyards founder David Lett in the mid-1960s, the area is now the foundation for the state’s growing reputation. Read full article.
OREGON PINOT NOIR: THE WINNING STREAK CONTINUES
VINOUS – AUGUST 4, 2020
Oregon’s unprecedented run of outstanding vintages which began in 2014, has been extended yet again with 2018. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 2011 and 2007 to find years that were truly challenging, and both of those vintages actually produced a large number of outstanding wines. Read full article.