Course: Understanding Wine
united states: oregon
Although production remains small and many of the wines are consumed locally, some varietals such as Pinot Noir and Chardonnay have earned the state international acclaim. Oregonians explain part of their success with these varieties by pointing out that their vineyards are on the same latitude as Burgundy's.
Oregon's Chardonnays are improving, moving from simple and crisp to richer and fuller-bodied.
Pinot Gris makes a light, early-drinking white with classic melon and spice aromas and flavors.
Oregon's Rieslings fall...
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