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Oregon Pinot Noirs

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You get a lot of bang for your buck in Oregon where the pinot noirs rival the much more expensive Burgundies. Click the links to purchase Cellar Notes recommendations at Kenilworth Wine & Spirits.

The Wines

Price key:  $=less than $20  $$= $20-40   $$$=$40-60  $$$$=above $60 VALUE = exceptional quality for the money

Quality key:  * = decent wine   ** = very good wine   *** = superb wine   ****= elite

Lemelson Vineyards "Thea's Selection" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley '15 **  $$

A well-made example of mid-level Oregon pinot noir

Ken Wright Cellars Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley '15 **1/2 $$

The master of Oregon pinot noir makes this "entry level" wine

R. Stuart and Co. "Big Fire" Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley '15  ** $ SUPER VALUE

A good pinot noir with big complex flavors 

All of these wines can be purchased at Kenilworth Wine and Spirits.

Click on the bottle for direct ordering and home delivery.

Al Spoler, well known to WYPR listeners as the wine-loving co-host of "Cellar Notes" has had a long-standing parallel interest in cooking as well. Al has said, the moment he started getting serious about Sunday night dinners was the same moment he started getting serious about wine. Over the years, he has benefited greatly from being a member of the Cork and Fork Society of Baltimore, a gentlemen's dining club that serves black tie meals cooked by the members themselves who are some of Baltimore's most accomplished amateur cooks.
As General Partner of Clipper City Brewing Company, L.P., Hugh J. Sisson is among Baltimore's premier authorities on craft brewing and a former manager of the state's first pub brewery, Sissons, located in Federal Hill. A fifth generation Baltimorean, Hugh has been involved in all aspects of craft brewing.