On the Road with the Grape Guy

The Oregon Wine Trail Tasting 2019 - Toronto

07 May 2019

(April 9, 2019) ... Time for the annual Oregon wine fair in Toronto and a quick look at the wines of Oregon from the varieties that matter to the wiens I tried and scored.

Top 5 Grape Varieties of Oregon:
58% Pinot Noir / 14% Pinot Gris / 6% Chardonnay / 4% Syrah / 3% Cabernet Sauvignon
15% Other (including Merlot and Riesling)

Oregon by the numbers:
37 wineries / 136 wines / 86 wines tried / 33 wines scored

Three-and-a-Half Stars …

Adelsheim 2016 Staking Claim Chardonnay
Airlie Winery 2017 Pinot Blanc
Airlie Winery 2018 Pinot Gris
Anne Amie Vineyards 2016 Gamay Noir
Anne Amie Vineyards 2015 Two Estates Pinot Noir
Antiquum Farm 2017 Daisy Pinot Gris
Archery 2017 Pinot Noir
Argyle Winery 2016 Nuthouse Pinot Noir
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2015 Syrah
Phelps Creek Vineyards 2016 Cuvee Alexandrine
Portlandia Vintners 2018 Rosé
Stoller Family Estate 2018 Pinot Noir Rosé
Stoller Family Estate 2017 Pinot Noir
The Four Graces 2017 Pinot Gris
Union Wine Company 2018 Underwood Pinot Gris

Three-and-a-Half PLUS Stars … Oregon 2019

Acrobat 2018 Rosé
Anne Amie Vineyards 2017 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir
Argyle Winery 2015 Vintage Brut
Argyle Winery 2016 Reserve Pinot Noir
Boedecker Cellars 2014 Steward Pinot Noir
Elk Cove Vineyards 2016 Pinot Noir
Elk Cove Vineyards 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir
Foris Vineyards 2017 Estate Pinot Noir
Lavinea 2016 Elton Vineyard Pinot Noir

Four Stars …

Acrobat 2016 Pinot Noir
Archery Summit 2016 Pinot Noir
Boedecker Cellars 2014 Athena Pinot Noir
Cristom Vineyards 2016 Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir
Domane Drouhin 2016 Roserock Chardonnay
Domaine Drouhin 2016 Roserock Zephirine Pinot Noir
Penner-Ash Wine Cellars 2016 Pinot Noir

Four-and-a-Half PLUS Stars …

Archery Summit 2016 Arcus Pinot Noir
Domaine Drouhin 2015 Domaine Drouhin Oregon Pinot Noir


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