21st Jul 2014
2014 Oregon Special Report
Oregon may be only the fourth largest wine-producing state in the US, behind California, Washington and New York, but size isn’t everything. This bucolic, laid-back region makes some of the best, age-worthy Pinot Noir and Riesling in the New World, as well as promising Chardonnay and aromatic whites.
Another remarkable thing about Oregon is that its modern winemaking industry is only fifty years old. And thanks to four excellent recent vintages in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012, it is enjoying a rich vein of success.
This 79-page overview takes an in-depth look at Oregon at a crucial and exciting point in its development. It includes:
- Detailed tasting notes on 301 of the state’s best wines
- Scores on 608 wines with their average wine-searcher.com or winery release prices
- Ten things you need to know about Oreogn wines
- My “Tops 25s” for best producers, producers to watch and value producers
- My favorite restaurants and wine bars in Portland and in wine country
- Suggestions for further reading on the wines, culture and history of Oregon
All this for £12 / €15 / $20.
Christy Canterbury MW