An Entrée to Oregon Pinot Noir

It’s hard to call them entry-level. But it’s easy to call them delicious.

Oregon Pinot Noir at Stoller

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.

My latest column for The Tasting Panel Magazine highlights a fresh crop of entry-level Oregon Pinot Noir. Read a PDF of the article or find the digital edition online.


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