Pinotfest Crowd

Pinotfest 2014: the Best of the Rest

A few weeks ago we reviewed the two best newcomers: Reuling Vineyards and Ernest Vineyards. Today we want to review seven excellent wines. This is Pinotfest 2014: the best of the rest. In roughly the order in which we tasted them, they […]

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J Christopher J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot (Mountain View, CA, see map below) invited us over for a “French Burgundy vs. Oregon Pinot Noir tasting.”  The French burgundies were, well, French.  Lots of earthy and mineral flavors and aromas.  Oregon was represented by J. […]

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Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA

One of our best single day experiences on our summer trip was discovering Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA (American Viticultural Area).  We’d recommend heading straight for Carlton on the first day and enjoying being able to wander around on foot rather than […]

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Nine Best Wineries

Nine of the Best for Oregon Pinot Noir

Here are nine of the many good pinot noir  producing Oregon wineries we just visited on at 6 day visit to the Willamette Region.  Any pinot noir from one of these wineries would be a safe good choice at a […]

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Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Oregon Wineries Road Trip

We spent a couple of weeks on an Oregon wineries road trip at the end of July.  The first week we were on the coast.  We spent the second week in the heart of the Willamette Valley.  By my count […]

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Winery Road Trips

Oregon’s Yamhill-Carlton AVA

One of our best single day experiences on our

Yamhill-Carlton AVA

Oregon Wineries Road Trip

We spent a couple of weeks on an Oregon

Extraordinary pinot noir

Pinotfest Crowd

Pinotfest 2014: the Best of the Rest

A few weeks ago we reviewed the two best newcomers:

J Christopher J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

J Christopher 2010 Dundee Hills Cuvee Pinot Noir

Our friends at Artisan Wine Depot (Mountain View, CA, see

Nine Best Wineries

Nine of the Best for Oregon Pinot Noir

Here are nine of the many good pinot noir 

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