Monday, April 22, 2013

2008 Oregon Pinot Noir - New York, New York

Monday, May 6, 2013 from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
New York, New York

New York Vintners
21 Warren Street (between Church Street and Broadway)
New York, New York 10007
800-404-WINE (9463)

Cost: $215

* Blind Tasting

"In the 2008's, you've got the best vintage Oregon has ever produced, the kind of vintage Oregon winemakers always hoped they could produce." - Wine Spectator

The more we taste 2008 Oregon Pinot Noirs, the more we think this is indeed the breakthrough vintage that Oregon winemakers have always dreamed of.  It’s not just that the quality is so high.  The fact that so many wineries made their best wines ever is a testament to Mother Nature who cooperated to the fullest extent to make 2008 a special vintage throughout Oregon. We're a little late with this blind tasting, but better late than never.  The 2008 Oregon Pinot Noirs are simply too compelling for us to ignore.

In our quest to find the best of the best, EWS has assembled 13 wines that represent the upper echelon of Oregon Pinot Noir.  Our stellar lineup includes:

Beaux Freres “The Beaux Freres Vineyard” (94IWC,  93WS)

Bergstrom “Bergstrom Vineyard” (92WA,  94IWC,  93WS)

Chehalem “Reserve” (92WA,  93IWC,  93WS)

Cristom “Signature Cuvée” (94WA,  94IWC,  92WS)

Domaine Drouhin “Louise” (94WA,  92IWC)

Domaine Serene “Evenstad Reserve” (92WA,  93WS)

Evening Land “Red Queen – Seven Springs Vineyard” (93WA,  94IWC,  93WS)

Eyrie “Black Cap” (94WA,  92IWC)

Ponzi “Reserve” (92IWC)

St. Innocent “Justice Vineyard” (92WA,  93IWC)

Shea “Homer” (96WA,  94WS)

Soter “Mineral Springs Ranch” (93WA,  93IWC,  92WS)

Ken Wright “Shea Vineyard” (94WA,  93WS)

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