Oregon Pinot Noir Tasting: Legends & Upstarts

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Oregon Pinot Noir: The One That Started It All & The New Breed ($15)

Friday, April 28th, 2017 4 pm – 7:30 pm @ Mt Tabor Fine Wines

What can you say about Eyrie Vineyards, Oregon’s first foray into growing Pinot Noir, started when David Lett left the warmer climes of California and moved north, looking for a cooler place to grow Pinot Noir? Looks like it worked out quite well.

David’s gone now and his son, Jason, has taken over the reins and continues the “Lett” tradition to this day. Many, many wineries have come and gone, some are still around, but the landscape has changed greatly. So, here we are showing you the purity and beauty of the Eyrie style, and mostly newer wineries trying to make their mark in an increasingly crowded market.

New money from France, California, Italy and others have come to Oregon with the hopes of making great Pinot Noir. Some old timers think it’s good, some not — but one thing is for sure… the heat is on!

– Sandy

Colene Clemens, Dopp Creek Pinot NoirThe Lineup: Friday, April 28, 2017

14 Loup de Loup   $23
PDX – Urban     140 cases

14 Colene Clemens, Dopp Creek   $25
Chehalem Mountains Estate

12 A.F. Nichols, Principio   $30
Willamette Valley

14 Eyrie Vineyards, Willamette Valley   $33
McMinnville

14 Granville Wines, Holstein Vineyard   $40
Dundee Hills

Premium Pour ($5)     
15 Walter Scott, Clos De Oiseaux   $49
Eola- Amity Hills

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