9 Oregon Pinot Noirs at 90+ Points
by Tim Fish
“Blessed with the abundance of quality and quantity in recent years, Oregon continues to excel at Pinot Noir, as this selection of new reviews demonstrates. You’ll find veteran producers such as Ponzi and Sokol Blosser, as well as newer names like Evening Land and Alexana. They all scored 90 points or higher and not one costs more than $45, which is not bad for a world-class Pinot.
The 2016 vintage is a classic for Willamette Valley, with Pinots that are supple, elegant and multilayered. The 2017s are more varied, with a few clumsy wines, but the best are vibrant and focused.”
2017 Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir – 91 Points: Outstanding; a wine of superior character and style
“Graceful and vibrant, with floral cherry aromas and delicately multilayered raspberry and spiced tea flavors that glide toward refined tannins. Drink now through 2026.”
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