Although it shares a coastline with California, the wines of Oregon and Washington are worlds apart from their neighbor to the south. Both areas are at a much more northerly latitude, giving extra sunlight to the growing season and each has excellent diurnal temperature swings, keeping bright acidity in the wines, which have little problem ripening. Oregon is famed for its Pinot Noir but it grows a variety of grapes, which we’ll discuss. Washington, where most of the wine grapes are grown in a desert far east of Seattle, has a warmer, sunnier climate but its often hot days are balanced by cool nights that extend the growing season and give the wines exquisite balance. In this class we will review these Pacific northwest gems so you have an idea of what’s here, what’s great, and why you should be drinking more of it!
We’ll review and taste:
- Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris
- Washington Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Syrah
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