Rating 90

 

No. 15

Archery Summit Winery
2006 Pinot Noir
‘Premier Cuvée’
Dundee Hills
$48, 6–8 years

A brooding wine that needs time to unwind and reveal its lingering depth and complexity.

 

No. 16

Chehalem
2006 Pinot Noir
‘Statement’
Willamette Valley
$99, 6–8 years

Intense black fruits, massive concentration, and plenty of alcohol.

 

No. 17

Domaine Drouhin Oregon
2006 Pinot Noir
‘Laurène’
Dundee Hills
$65, 6–8 years

Perennially one of Oregon’s best wines, the 2006 Laurène will be most enjoyable after a few more years in the bottle.

 

No. 18

Domaine Serene
2006 Chardonnay
‘Etoile’
Willamette Valley
$45, 4–6 years

Well balanced, with well-integrated oak flavors reminiscent of Chassagne-Montrachet.

 

No. 19

Hawks View Cellars
2008 Pinot Gris
Chehalem Mountains
$24, drink now

Long, with intense Granny Smith green-apple flavors. The best Oregon pinot gris I’ve ever tasted.

 

No. 20

Lemelson Vineyards
2007 Pinot Noir
‘Meyer Vineyard’
Willamette Valley
$48, 4–8 years

Clean, pure pinot noir plum and berry flavors, with more intensity than complexity.

 

No. 21

Penner-Ash Wine Cellars
2007 Pinot Noir
‘Dussin Vineyard’
Willamette Valley
$60, 6–7 years

Typical varietal flavors and good length in this mouthwatering wine.

 

No. 22

Remy Wines
2006 Lagrein
Willamette Valley
$60, 5–8 years

A richly textured, rustic, highly tannic wine made from very low-yielding vines, with the scent of wild mulberries. This is a rare Italian grape variety, recently introduced to Oregon.