Wine Guy: Shining examples of West Coast Pinot Noir
by Rich Mauro
“Recent vintages confirm that pinot noir wines from the West Coast are shining in regions with a proximity to a river or the Pacific Ocean.
When serious commercial grape growing began in Oregon’s Willamette Valley in 1966, few had any idea the region would become a world-class pinot noir producer. A latecomer (1987) by comparison, Argyle makes Oregon’s best sparkling wines and is a top Pinot Noir producer. Its 2018 Argyle Reserve Pinot Noir ($40) brings bright fruit with tea and spice in a sleek texture.”