Oregon’s Long-Lived Pinot Noirs

The 2018s are built for the cellar

Oregon’s Long-Lived Pinot Noirs
Nicolas-Jay’s newly built winery lies on 53 acres in the Willamette Valley’s Dundee Hills. (Andréa Johnson)
From the Mar 31, 2021, issue

Oregon is quickly growing as a top winegrowing region. To understand Oregon’s significance in the wine world, consider our Top 100 Wines of 2020. There were an unprecedented seven Willamette Valley Pinot Noirs on the list, surpassing even Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. In senior editor Tim Fish’s recent tasting report on the region, recent releases show value and top scores from both red and white wines. The 2018 vintage in particular is intense and rich, with wines that would benefit from time in the cellar.

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