Oregon is now regarded as one of the top producers of Pinot Noir in the world, a reputation that has been built astonishingly quickly. Oregon is renowned for its low yields and high quality having the same acreage of plantings as New Zealand but producing half the amount of wine. Oregon is blessed with favourable conditions for the notoriously fickle Pinot Noir. It has more in common with the climate of Burgundy than California as its vintage variations make for great depth and variety of wines. In this tasting Greg who attended Oregons Pinot Camp in 2009, will compare the sub-AVA’S in the Willamette valley from vintages 2005 to 2009.Most importantly it will be a chance to taste 11 fantastically rarePinot Noirs from one of the world’s most exciting regions.
Cristom Vineyards Mt. Jefferson Cuvee 2006, Willamette Valley AVA;Beaux Freres 2007 Ribbon Ridge AVA; Beaux Freres 2006 Ribbon Ridge AVA; Cristom Vineyards Eileen Vineyard 2006 Eola–Amity Hills AVA; Shea Wine Cellars, Homer 2007 Yamhill-Carlton AVA; Willakenzie Estate, Pierre Leon 2005 Dundee Hills AVA; J Christopher 2009 Dundee Hills AVA; Ponzi Reserve 2008 Chehalem Mountains AVA; Domaine Serene Evenstad Reserve 2006 AVA blend; Hamacher 2008 AVA blend