Oregon’s Top Value Wines

Current releases under $20

Rating 90

 

No. 31

Hillcrest Vineyard (Heydon Road)
2005 Cabernet Sauvignon
‘Cuvee Adam Doerner’
Umpqua Valley
$20, 2–5 years

Delicate floral scents but rich black-currant flavors, harvested from the oldest vineyard in Oregon (planted in 1961).

 

No. 32

Bergström
2007 Chardonnay
‘Old Stones’
Willamette Valley
$20, 2–4 years

One of the best chardonnays ever made in Oregon, this is truly a top value. Quite long, intense pear flavors, with a judicious use of oak barrels.