1. Pinot pioneers: In a relatively short time, Oregon vintners have come a long way to a place on the world stage

    registerguard.com (Apr 24 2013)

    1. Pinot pioneers: In a relatively short time, Oregon vintners have come a long way to a place on the world stage

      Paris, 1979. The event was the Gault-Millau wine tasting of French Burgundies, made from pinot noir, versus their counterparts from the United States. The wines were tasted “blind” so no one knew what they were judging. The winner was a 1959 Domaine Drouhin Chambolle-Musigny, a classic wine from a great vintage by one of the greatest wine houses in the world. The shock came with the wine in 10th place: 1975 Eyrie Vineyards South Block Reserve Pinot Noir from Oregon. This could not be!

      So Robert Drouhin, owner of his namesake winery, duplicated the tasting. This time, the results were ...

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