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Wine Wisdoms #14: When Oregon Pinot Shocked the World

 
Thursday, January 8th, 2009 at 6:13:48 PM
by Josh F., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot NoirAbout twenty years ago Oregon winemakers took the bold and outrageous step of inviting famous wine experts and journalists to blind taste their 1983 Pinot Noirs along with 1983 Grand Cru Burgundies costing four and five times as much. The Oregon wines were mistaken for and rated higher than the Burgundies in almost every case. The experts were shocked by the results, and in that moment Oregon Pinot Noirs achieved their status as the world class wines which they hold today.

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