The heart and soul of wine country
by Cole Danehower, Portrait Magazine, Issue 30
"Wine, especially pinot noir wine, is all about place. Plant a pinot vine here and it will taste one way, plant it over there and it will taste a different way. Plant it in the Dundee Hills of Oregon's Willamette Valley, and it will likely taste of silky red cherries or raspberries with a touch of autumn-dewed forest floor and a smidgen of mysterious minerality. It should be, in short, the very signature of what the world thinks of as Oregon pinot noir.
"Oregon pinot noir did not being in the Dundee Hills, but it is in the Dundee Hills where Oregon pinot noir first won its worldwide reputation for greatness.
It is a well known story, but well worth retelling..." Continue reading on page 45 below: