1. Oregon making mark on wine map with pinot noir

    San Francisco Examiner (Apr 4 2014)

    1. Oregon making mark on wine map with pinot noir

      Oregon has become a tour de force on the global pinot noir scene. The state’s wine went from being an experiment in the mid-1960s to a viable product in the 1990s. Today, wine is a major industry in Oregon, and as pinot noir accounts for about two-thirds of the sales, it is largely responsible for putting our neighbor to the north on the winery map.

      Many of the best early pioneers, such as Ponzi and Bethel Heights, continue to make great wines. However, the new kids on the block are making pinot noirs that have grabbed me of late ...

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