Rating 89+

 

No. 23

Bergstrom
2007 Pinot Noir
‘Bergstrom Vineyard’
Dundee Hills
$75, 4–6 years

Layers of complexity with supple textures and soft berry flavors.

Rating 89

 

No. 24

Dukes Family Vineyards
2006 Pinot Noir
‘Thomas’
Dundee Hills
$50, 6–9 years

Multiple concentrated layers of dark-cherry flavors.

 

No. 25

Francis Tannahill Wine Company
2006 Pinot Noir
‘The Hermit’
Willamette Valley
$48, 4–5 years

Concentrated and richly textured, with persistent dark-cherry flavors.

 

No. 26

Iota Cellars
2006 Pinot Noir
‘Pelos Sandberg Vineyard’
Eola-Amity Hills
$42, 5–6 years

Intensely concentrated, with plenty of the alcohol warmth typical of 2006 pinots.

 

No. 27

Brittan Vineyards
2007 Pinot Noir
‘Gestalt Block’
McMinnville
$45, 10 years

Mildly astringent and exhibiting dark-cherry flavors, this is an intense wine with lots of aging potential.

 

No. 28

Brick House
2007 Chardonnay
Ribbon Ridge
$29, 2–4 years

Quite complex, made with native yeasts and limited oak-barrel influence.

 

No. 29

De Ponte Cellars
2007 Pinot Noir
‘Reserve’
Dundee Hills
$55, 6–9 years

Rich and long, this interesting wine will develop nicely in the bottle.

 

No. 30

Vista Hills Vineyard
2007
‘Saga Hills Reserve’
Dundee Hills
$48, 6–8 years

With proceeds going to education programs, this non-profit label invites top winemakers to special bottlings. This one—made by Isabelle Dutartre (see No. 2)—is delicately textured, with dominant raspberry flavors.