Aug 3, 2013

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57 Oregon Rieslings

After an incredible Sparkling Brunch finale to a weekend filled with stellar Pinot Noirs at the world-famous International Pinot Noir Celebration (IPNC), I headed over to the Back Room at¬†Nick’s Italian Cafe in downtown McMinnville; 57 Oregon Rieslings were waiting to grace my palate with a world of complex flavors and textures.

It will be interesting to see which of the 57 Oregon Rieslings will end up at the White House – the wine buyer for 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, DC, also attended this tasting, and he was vigorously taking notes.

But my notes are unnecessary, these Rieslings are overwhelmingly stunning with gorgeous characteristics through and through.  Listed from super dry to super sweet, these are the best of the best coming out of Oregon:


Brooks Ara 2011













Brooks 2011














Anam Cara 2012 Nicholas Estate Dry














William Rose 2012 Dry














Love & Squalor 2011 Fancy Pants












Elk Cove 2011 Estate

Elk Cove 2011 Estate












Anne Amie 2012 Estate Dry












Love & Squalor 2012

Love & Squalor 2012













Trisaetum 2012 Ribbon Ridge Dry and Coast Range Dry. Wow.














Trisaetum 2012 Ribbon Ridge and Coast Range












A to Z 2012

A to Z 2012












Brooks 2012 Sweet P

Brooks 2012 Sweet P