Oregon’s Top Value Wines

Current releases under $20

Rating 83-

No. 21

Agate Ridge
2007 Syrah Blend
‘Cascade Terrace Red’
$17, 1–2 years

Clean, ripe, dark-fruit flavors, nicely concentrated.

No. 22

Remy Winery
Syrah/Lagrein/Sangiovese Blend
‘Three Wives, Remy’s Red’
Willamette Valley
$17

Pleasantly sour, with good, rich intensity and balance.

Rating 82+

No. 23

Illahe
2008 Pinot Gris
Willamette Valley
$13

Good length, with green-apple flavors.

No. 24

Kramer
2006 Chardonnay
‘Barrel Select’
Yamhill-Carlton
$20, 2–3 years

Well-integrated oak and pear flavors wrap around moderately rich textures in this food-friendly wine.

Rating 82

No. 25

O by Bergström
2008 Riesling
Willamette Valley
$14, 1–3 years

Mild minerality and a pine scent.

No. 26

Pappas Wine Company
2007 Pinot Noir
Willamette Valley
$18, 1–2 years

Light on concentration, but good varietal character.

Rating 82-

No. 27

Seven of Hearts
2007 Pinot Noir
Eola Hills
$20, 2–3 years

Typical expression of the pinot noir wine grape, with good complexity.