Oregon Pinot Noirs

Pinot Noir is such a finicky grape. It does best in cooler climates, such as Burgundy (Old World) and Oregon (New World). Damp and green, Oregon is the home of the craftsman winemaker, with small, personally-managed, often estate vineyards, many of which are organic or sustainable.

Oregon Pinots are, in general, softer, more obviously fruity and earlier maturing than their European counterparts. The Willamette Valley is the heartland of Oregon wine country and produces some world-class Pinot Noir. Many have shown some serious staying power.

With the growing popularity of this "romantic" red among Millenials and the increase of high dollar investments by winemakers, we are going to continue seeing higher quality wines made in this region.

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