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Willamette Valley

Willamette Valley AVA was established in 1983, and it is the oldest appellation in Oregon. Oregon’s modern wine industry began in the Willamette Valley in the 1960s when artists, vagabond winemakers, and U.C. Davis oenology graduates looking for new territory started their own, small, off-the-grid wineries. The appellation is the state’s largest, and it extends 175 miles from Columbia River on the Washington/Oregon border to just south of Eugene, near central Oregon. The Willamette River runs through the area, helping to give the appellation a mild year-round climate. There are six smaller sub-appellations within this AVA, but altogether the Willamette Valley has the largest concentration of wineries in Oregon, as well as the majority of the state’s most famous producers. Pinot Noir is king here, followed by Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Riesling. To most admirers of Oregon Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley offers the most distinctive wine choices in the state.

2011 Domaine Serene Monogram Pinot Noir

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

2011 Domaine Serene Recolte Grand Cru Chardonnay

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

WE  96   
WS  94   
WA  93   
VN  92   

2011 Domaine Serene Recolte Grand Cru Chardonnay

6-bottle Lot, Wood Case

WE  96   
WS  94   
WA  93   
VN  92   

2011 Domaine Serene Winery Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light capsule condition issue

2013 Beaux Freres Zena Crown Vineyard Pinot Noir

WS  92   

2017 Domaine Drouhin Dundee Hills Pinot Noir

JS  94   
WA  93   
WS  92   

2007 Evening Land Vineyards Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir

WS  92   
WA  91   
JR     

2012 Ken Wright Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir

2-bottle Lot

WE  94   
WS  91   

2012 Ken Wright Carter Vineyard Pinot Noir

3-bottle Lot

WE  94   
WS  91   

2006 Ken Wright McCrone Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

WA  93   
ST  92   
WS  90   

2000 Ken Wright Shea Vineyard Pinot Noir

ST  92   

2014 Ken Wright Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

2016 Bergstrom Winery Bergstrom Vineyard Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

VN  95   
WA  94   
WS  94   
JS  94   
WE  94   
JR  17   

2017 Bergstrom Winery Sigrid Chardonnay

VN  95   
JS  94   
WA  93   
WE  93   
WS  92   
JR  16.5   

2007 Archery Summit Looney Vineyard Pinot Noir

Lightly depressed cork

2015 Archery Summit Willamette Valley Barrel Auction Aliquando Pinot Noir

3-bottle Lot

2015 Patricia Green Marine Sedimentary Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

2019 Cristom Arcus Vineyard Old Vine Series Pinot Noir

JS  96   

2016 Cristom Eileen Vineyard Pinot Noir

VN  95   
WE  94   
WA  92+    
WS  92   

2014 Cristom Estate Pinot Noir

Label condition issue

VN  95   
WS  93   
WA  91   
WE  91   

2016 Cristom Jessie Vineyard Pinot Noir

WA  95+    
VN  94   
JS  94   
WS  92   
WE  91   

2004 Cristom Louise Vineyard Pinot Noir

WA  90   

2011 Cristom Mt. Jefferson Pinot Noir

Light label condition issue

JR  15   

2006 Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir

5.0ltr

WA  91   
VN  90   

2010 Cristom Sommers Reserve Pinot Noir

3.0ltr

WA  91   
VN  91