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1998 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir Fares Well Ten Years Later

1998 Yamhill-Carlton Pinot Noir

“Here’s what can be so frustrating about Oregon pinot noir: The wine rarely lives up to the hype. Ever since an Oregon pinot kicked booty on some fancy French wine in a blind tasting back in the late ’70s, we’ve been hearing that the state could be the next Burgundy”, says SpokesmanReview.com, August, 1998.

It’s hard to believe those were the words coming from Journalists back in the ’90’s. Since then, Oregon has come a log way to prove they can make great Pinot. Now it’s time for a new debate: Read the full story

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Wine: Dueling Districts Conquer

For wine writers in western Oregon, this has been a very busy week; a very enlightening week that brought vast amounts of knowledge not previously experienced by this particular writer. The Dundee Hills Winegrowers Association (DHWA) invited us to a media event on May 9th. We were flattered and excited to be among the few journalists who received an invitation.

The timing could not have been more convenient because we had already been invited to a trade tasting of the Yamhill-Carlton District AVA on Monday, May 12. That event was held at Ten 01. If you have not had the pleasure of experiencing the awesome cuisine Jack Yoss and his crew prepares, get on in there – those folks can cook. I would even go on to say it’s some of the best food I’ve tasted in Portland in a long time. But let’s get back to the wine and highlighting the gracious hosting capabilities of both organizations. Read the full story

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