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Tim Fish

August 2018

New Pinot Noir Stars of Oregon
Résonance, Lingua Franca and Rose & Arrow represent the future of Willamette Valley
Posted: Aug 28, 2018 10:00am ET
Three new Oregon Pinot Noir stars have caught the eye of Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish. There's the impressive Résonance undertaking, owned by France's Maison Louis Jadot, in the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. Lingua Franca is a new winery and vineyard in Eola-Amity Hills with Larry Stone at the helm. And there's Rose & Arrow, the latest project from Mark Tarlov, who founded the Evening Land and Chapter 24 wineries. All three projects have interesting backstories.
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Oregon Strikes Gold with 2016 Pinot Noirs
Vintage continues an impressive winning streak for the state
Posted: Aug 8, 2018 3:30pm ET
A series of warm, excellent vintages has boosted the growing excitement about Willamette Valley Pinots. Wine Spectator senior editor Tim Fish finds the 2016 wines released so far are generally polished and sleek, more in keeping with the state's classic style.
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