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A To Z Wines From Oregon

A close up of the label of a wine bottle, reading "A to Z 2011 Oregon pinot noir"
Bottle of A To Z Oregon pinot noir. Photo by Nan Palmero via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

They started out as simple entry level wines, but A to Z has upped their game.

The Wines

Price key: $ = less than $20 $$ = $20-40 $$$ = $40-60 $$$$ = above $60

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

VALUE = exceptional quality for the money

A to Z Wineworks Pinot, Gris Oregon '19 ** 1/2 $ VALUE

A fruity, aromatic, complex pinot gris, mild acid, restrained sweetness.

A to Z Wineworks Chardonnay, Oregon '19 ** 1/2 $ VALUE

A round rich chard with tropical fruit flavors and aromas, creamy, rich.

A to Z Wineworks Pinot Noir, Oregon '18 ** 1/2 $$ WINE OF THE WEEK

Very good pinot for the price, silky, rich, very complex, outstanding.

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

Click on the links 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.