There’s plenty of great Oregon Pinot Noir. Since the pioneering plantings in the 1960s, the grape has become something of the state’s vinous signature. But with premium Pinots ranging from $40 to way, way up, customers new to the style face hurdles.
Fortunately, many top producers also bottle early-release wines with prices starting in the teens. These deliver Pinot character, crystalline freshness, and vintage expression at friendly prices.