Rating 89-

No. 31

Erath
2006 Pinot Noir
‘Prince Hill’
Dundee Hills
$40, 6–8 years

Finely grained tannins and outstanding balance will allow this wine to age gracefully.

No. 32

Dobbes Family Estate
2006 Syrah
‘Fortmiller Vineyard’
Rogue Valley
$45, 4–7 years

Intense, long mulberry flavors and that ever-present alcohol characteristic of the 2006 vintage.

No. 33

Domaine Drouhin Oregon
2007 Pinot Noir
Dundee Hills
$45, 3–5 years

Red-cherry flavors and outstanding balance.

No. 34

Hawks View Cellars
2008 Riesling
Chehalem Mountains
$24, 3–4 years

The piercing minerality and grapefruit flavors in this beauty make the case for Oregon as a great place to grow riesling.

No. 35

Domaine Drouhin
2007 Chardonnay
‘Arthur’
Willamette Valley
$30, 4–5 years

Well-integrated, subtle oak-barrel scents and flavors, unlike some chardonnays from our neighbor to the south. Persistent on the palate.

No. 36

Iris Vineyards
2006 Pinot Noir
‘Reserve’
$36, 4–5 years

Fresh, bright red-cherry flavors, with light black-pepper spice.