“For decades Oregon’s white wine reputation depended almost exclusively on Pinot Gris. Good as those wines have become, vintners have made stunning progress in both the north and south of the state with a variety of white grapes.
Chardonnay and Riesling, ageworthy and vivid with juicy acidity, abound in the Willamette Valley. Examples like the High Wire Chardonnay from Bethel Heights Vineyard offer textural wines that are a testament to the power of old vines in the area. Some producers are looking to the past for inspiration, like with Keeler’s Terracotta Amphorae Riesling, which uses clay vessels during fermentation to offer a new take on the variety.”

Read the entire report from Paul Gregutt at Wine Enthusiast, here.