West Coast miscellany

A close-up of the vines in Crowley's Four Winds Vineyard in May 2021

A beguiling assortment of wines from California, Oregon and Washington. Above, spring growth in the Four Winds vineyard in the McMinnville AVA of Willamette Valley, from which Crowley produce fine Chardonnay and Pinot Noir (photo by Alan Weiner Photography).

I have pieced together this patchwork of wines over multiple months – wines from Sonoma that were either too young or too old to fit into my 2021 coverage; wines shown on my trip to Paso Robles that didn’t source their fruit from the Paso Robles AVA or its sub-AVAs; wines from visits to discuss Eola-Amity which were not from...