2014 Willamette Valley Riesling

Country: USA
Region: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): Riesling
Year: 2014
Maker: Illahe
Price: $15

My first favorite white wine was the dry Riesling from Chateau Saint Michelle – a tart slightly effervescent Washington wine in the classic Riesling bottle. After I moved across the country, the wine was no longer easily accessible, and I moved on to drinking white wines I knew would be dry (or at least relatively so). And because I don’t really know anything about Riesling, it didn’t seem like it was worth the risk.
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2014 Willamette Valley Riesling

2014 Oregon Pinot Noir

Country: USA
Region: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Year: 2014
Maker: McKinlay
Price: $18

Oregon pinot noir is my favorite wine. It hasn’t always been the case, and the truth is I really didn’t even drink them until a few years back. Now I am constantly on the lookout, buying a case, drinking a few, and squirreling some away for a special occasion.
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2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

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Country: USA
Region: Willamette Valley
Grape(s): Pinot Noir
Year: 2012
Maker: Omero

Price:  21.99

I have liked wine for a while, but the first wine that made me want to buy a case of it was a pinot noir from Omero. I found it in a wine store in Seattle, and brought it along with a few other bottles back to DC. When we were back in the Pacific Northwest last summer, we got a case of Oregon pinots, and made sure to have a good amount of Omero pinots in the bunch.
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