Oregon gems I–Z

Columbia Gorge

See also Oregon gems A–H and more. Columbia Gorge in northern Oregon is pictured above.

I’ve added a dozen or so notes from the last few weeks since I’ve moved back to Oregon from Napa to this follow-up to my Oregon A–H tasting notes from a trip I took in August 2021. In the introduction to my earlier tasting article is a breakdown of the 2018 and 2019 vintages which briefly touches on Oregon’s climate diversity.

While many people think of Oregon as a cool, wet place, it is really only this way in the northern part of the...