Day 2



Pinot Noir from a Willamette Valley Pioneer… Need I say More?

Major Pinot Noir Regions: A Very Simplified Comparison 

Three major regions for Pinot Noir are Burgundy, Russian River Valley, and Willamette Valley. Here is a breakdown of what distinguishes classic examples of each region.

Burgundy is the earthiest, often with aromas and flavors of forest floor, tea leaf, and dried herbs.

Russian River Valley is the fruitiest. These wines often contain aromas and flavors of lush cherry, strawberry jam, and cola.

Willamette Valley is often seen as a marriage of the two. Not as fruit forward as Russian River and not as earthy (or as expensive) as Burgundy.