Rating 87


No. 33

2008 Albariño
‘Estate Grown’
Umpqua Valley
$18, drink now

Crisp, dry, lingering mountain-stream and almond flavors distinguish this food-friendly wine.


No. 34

Brick House
Pinot Noir
Ribbon Ridge
$20, 1–2 years

Typical pinot noir berry flavors; made from biodynamically grown grapes.


No. 35

2006 Merlot Blend
‘Wild Z’
Walla Walla
$19, 2–4 years

Ripe and well balanced, this blend comes from one of the few wineries in Walla Walla to source mainly from the Oregon side of the Columbia River.

Rating 87-


No. 36

2008 Pinot Noir Rosé
‘JV Estate’
Dundee Hills
$17, drink now

Refreshing, tart strawberry and light-raspberry flavors.


No. 37

2007 Pinot Blanc
Dundee Hills
$14, drink now

With the scent of lanolin and wax, this is a food wine, perfect when paired with potato-leek soup.