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Oregon Pushes the Quality Needle for Pinot

The 2015 vintage for Oregon Pinot Noir is an all-around winner in terms of quality and quantity. The 2015 Pinots, the main focus of this year’s report, are already commanding intense demand in the market and what ‘14s are still out there, including many of the late releases covered here, are also hot commodities.

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Bistrot du Bord de L’Eau, Levernois, France

Bistrot du Bord de L’Eau is one of my favorite spots in Burgundy. The warm, welcoming room, hearty food and fabulous wine list make for a perfect place to enjoy a leisurely lunch or dinner.

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2015 Arterberry-Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills ($25.00) 91

2015 Arterberry-Maresh Pinot Noir Dundee Hills, 91 points

Jim Arterberry-Maresh is one of Oregon's most talented, young winemakers. His entry-level 2015 Pinot is anything but basic, delivering vibrant, mineral-laced red fruit and floral character, with striking clarity and balance. Sure, it'll age, but it's pretty gorgeous right now. (JR)

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