Oregon wine country is the same latitude as Burgundy, France and has the ideal climate for growing finicky Pinot Noir grapes. Red Burgundy wine (from France) means PINOT NOIR (click to read about Burgundy) and coincidentally, over 80% of Oregon wine is Pinot Noir.
Oregon Pinot is described as “Burgundian” in style which means drier and less fruit-centric. The wines have a sense of “terroir” (land in French) meaning more earthiness and mineral tones resulting from different vineyard sites.
That being said, Pinot Noir is an excellent red wine to pair with holiday turkey.
Happy Thanksgiving to All,
PRIMARIUS Pinot Noir 2014 $12
Dundee, Oregon 13.7%ALC
SOLENA Pinot Noir 2013 $24
Willamette Valley, Oregon
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