8 Takes on an Oregon Evening

Distinguished wine writers recount a night’s variety in Oregon wine


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The Reverse Wine Snob

Living in the Midwest, I have to admit that I had pigeonholed Oregon a bit. However, sitting down to a tasting of 13 different wines, I realized that the breadth of wine being produced here is almost startling. Everything from Vermentino to Pinot Gris to Albarino to Chardonnay to Syrah to Tempranillo to Riesling and many more. In other words, much, much more than Pinot Noir.

One of the wineries leading this charge into other varietals is Abacela and we were fortunate to have owner Earl Jones with us at the dinner to talk about their wines. Having previously reviewed their excellent Tempranillo (Abacela Estate Tempranillo 2007 - A Myriad of Multi-Dimensional Flavors) I correctly deduced that we were in for a treat...


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