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Wine Recommendations

Here is an expanding list of Oregon and Washington wines we have enjoyed while dining either at home, in a restaurant, at a winery, or in a wine bar.

After experiencing each of these wines paired with a meal, I would definitely buy another bottle (or two) to serve again, even it means getting a more recent vintage.

I hope you are able to experience the joy we got out of each of these wines at your table sometime soon.

White Wine Recommendations

Auxerrois
Adelsheim Auxerrois Willamette Valley (2005)
Adelsheim Auxerrois Willamette Valley (2008)

Chardonnay
Adelsheim Chardonnay Willamette Valley (2007)
Benson Vineyards Estate Chardonnay Lake Chelan (2008)
Domaine Drouhin Arthur Chardonnay Dundee Hills (2007)
The Eyrie Vineyards Chardonnay Reserve Dundee Hills (2007)
Haden Fig Chardonnay Willamette Valley (2008)
Patricia Green Chardonnay Four Winds Vineyard (2008)
St. Innocent Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard WV (2008)
St. Innocent Chardonnay Freedom Hill Vineyard WV (2007)
WillaKenzie Clos Marco Chardonnay Willamette Valley (2007)

Chenin Blanc
L'Ecole No 41 "Walla Voila" Chenin Blanc (2007)
L'Ecole No 41 "Walla Voila" Chenin Blanc (2008)
Pacific Rim Chenin Blanc Colubmia Valley (2007)

Gewürztraminer
Pacific Rim Gewürztraminer (2008)

Gruner Veltliner
Evesham Wood Gruner Veltliner Willamette Valley (2008)

Pinot Blanc
Biggio Hamina Pinot Blanc McMinnville (2007)
Maysara Pinot Blanc McMinnville (2007)
Torii Mor Pinot Blanc (2007)
WillaKenzie Estate Grown Pinot Blanc (2008)

Pinot Gris
A to Z Oregon Pinot Gris (2007)
J. Albin Pinot Gris Willamette Valley (2007)
Evesham Wood Blanc du Puits Sec Eola-Amity Hills (2006)
King Estate Signature Pinot Gris (2007)
King Estate Domaine Pinot Gris (2006)
Lange Estate Pinot Gris (2007)
Lumos Pinot Gris Rudolfo Vineyard (2007)
Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Gris Willamette Valley (2006)
Seven Hills Pinot Gris Oregon (2006)
WillaKenzie Pinot Gris Willamette Valley (2007)

Riesling
A to Z Oregon Riesling (2007)
Arcane Cellars Riesling Willamette Valley (2008)
Belle Pente Riesling Willamette Valley (2005)
Brooks Riesling Willamette Valley (2007)
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling (2008)
Charles Smith Kung Fu Girl Riesling (2007)
Chateau Ste Michelle Dry Riesling Columbia Valley (2006)
Columbia Winery Small Lot Series Riesling (2007)
Efestē Evergreen Riesling Columbia Valley (2008)
Lemelson Vineyard Dry Riesling Willamette Valley (2007)
Love & Squalor Riesling Willamette Valley (2007)
Milbrandt Vineyards Traditions Riesling (2007)
Pacific Rim Biodynamic Riesling Wallula Vineyard Columbia Valley (2007)
Pacific Rim Dry Riesling Columbia Valley (2007)
Pacific Rim Organic Riesling Columbia Valley (2008)
Pacific Rim Sweet Riesling Columbia Valley (2008)
Pacific Rim Riesling Solstice Vineyard Yakima Valley (2007)
Trio Vintners Riesling Lewis Vineyards Yakima Valley (2007)
Trust Cellars Riesling Columbia Valley (2006)
Vin de Lac "Les Amis" Riesling Lake Chelan (2008)
Willamette Valley Vineyards Dry Riesling WV (2007)
Willamette Valley Vineyards Riesling WV (2007)
Woodward Canyon Dry White Riesling Columbia Valley (2005)

Sauvignon Blanc
Cedergreen Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley (2007)

Semillon
Amavi Sémillon Columbia Valley (2006)

Sparkling
Argyle Brut Sparkling Wine (2002)

Viognier
Benson Vineyards Estate Viognier Lake Chelan (2008)
Nefarious Cellars Viognier Lake Chelan (2008)


Red Wine Recommendations

Rosé
Belle Pente Cuvée Contraire (2007)
Evesham Wood Rosé of Tempranillo “Vin d'Une Nuit” (2008)

Cabernet Sauvignon
Amavi Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley (2005)
Brian Carter Cellars Tuttorosso Yakima Valley (2004)
Fidelitas m100 Columbia Valley (2005)
Foundry Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley (2003)
Mannina Cellars 'Cali' Walla Walla Valley (2005)
Pepper Bridge Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley (2002)
Tertulia Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley (2005)
Trust Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley (2006)
Seven Hills Cabernet Sauvignon Walla Walla Valley (2005)

Gamay Noir
Brick House Gamay Noir Ribbon Ridge (2008)
Brick House Gamay Noir Ribbon Ridge (2007)
Evening Land Celebration Gamay Noir Eola-Amity Hills (2008)
Evening Land Celebration "Les Gamines" Eola-Amity Hills (2008)

Malbec
Saviah Cellars Malbec Walla Walla Valley (2005)

Pinot Noir
ADEA Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Adelsheim Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Adelsheim Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Andrew Rich Pinot Noir Cuvée B (2005)
Argyle Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2005)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Dundee Hills (2007)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Yamhill-Carlton District (2006)
Belle Pente Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Belle Vallée Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Bergrstrom Oregon Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2008)
Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Ana Vineyard (2008)
Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Deux Vert Vineyard (2008)
Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Zenith Vineyard (2008)
Biggio Hamina Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Biggio Hamina Ana Vineyard Pinot Noir Dundee Hills (2007)
Brick House Cuvee du Tonnelier Pinot Noir (2007)
Brick House Pinot Noir Select Ribbon Ridge (2007)
Broadley Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Brooks Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2008)
Brooks Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Cameron Pinot Noir Dundee Hills (2007)
Capitello Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Carabella Pinot Noir Chehalem Mountains (2005)
Chateau Bianca Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Cooper Hill Pinot Noir (2008)
Cooper Mountain Pinot Noir Reserve Willamette Valley (2007)
Cooper Mountain Reserve Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Cooper Mountain Reserve Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2003)
Crowley La Colina Vineyard Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Crowley Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Domaine Drouhin Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Domaine Drouhin Laurène Pinot Noir Dundee Hills (2005)
Domaine Serene Yamhill Cuvee Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2004)
Erath Pinot Noir Estate Selection Dundee Hills (2005)
Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills (2007)
Evesham Wood Le Puits Sec Pinot Noir Eola-Amity Hills (2005)
Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Evesham Wood Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
The Eyrie Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir Dundee Hills (2006)
The Eyrie Vineyards Estate Pinot Noir Dundee Hills (2007)
Firesteed Oregon Pinot Noir (2006)
Francis Tannahill The Hermit Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2004)
Grochau Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
H Wines Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Haden Fig Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2008)
Illahe Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
King Estate Pinot Noir Signature Collection Willamette Valley (2007)
Kings Ridge Pinot Noir Oregon (2006)
Lemelson Vineyard Pinot Noir Chestnut Hill Vineyard (2006)
Lemelson Vineyard Pinot Noir Thea's Selection (2006)
Lumos Five Blocks Pinot Noir Oregon (2005)
Matello Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2008)
Matello Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Maysara Jamsheed Pinot Noir McMinnville (2007)
Next Pinot Noir (2006)
Panther Creek Pinot Noir Winemaker's Cuvee (2007)
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Balcombe Vineyard WV (2008)
Patricia Green Pinot Noir Four Winds Vineyard McMinnville (2007)
Ponzi Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Scott Paul Audrey Pinot Noir Dundee Hills (2008)
Scott Paul La Paulée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
Scott Paul La Paulée Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Six Vineyards Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2005)
St. Innocent Seven Springs Vineyard Pinot Noir (2005)
St. Innocent Temperance Hill Vineyard Pinot Noir (2007)
Torii Mor Pinot Noir Oregon (2006)
Twelve Pinot Noir 144 Yamhill-Carlton District (2007)
Wallace Brook Cellars Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2006)
Westrey Pinot Noir Willamette Valley (2007)
WillaKenzie Pinot Noir Estate Cuvee (2007)
Wine by Joe Pinot Noir Oregon (2007)

Rosé
Syncline Rose Columbia Valley (2007)
Trust Cellars Rosé of Cabernet Franc Columbia Valley (2008)

Sangiovese
Mannina Cellars Sangiovese Walla Walla Valley (2006)
Yellow Hawk Sangiovese Columbia Valley (2004)

Syrah
Alexandria Nicole Block 17 Syrah Horse Heaven Hills(2004)
L'Ecole No. 41 Syrah Columbia Valley (2005)
Seven Hills Syrah Walla Walla Valley (2005)
Syncline Subduction Red (2007)
Trust Cellars Syrah Walla Walla Valley (2007)

I encourage you to review the entire list of Pacific Northwest wines we have tried, which includes those bottles we would avoid in the future.

Cheers,
Thad Westhusing

Comments

Very pleased to have stumbled upon your blog and hope to check in regularly for PNW wine info.
I focus on organic/biodynamic wines on my blog, MyDailyWine.
What are your fave PNW organic wines?

MyDailyWine, thanks for visiting.

Several recommendations for organic and/or biodynamic wines come to mind such as Evesham Wood, King Estate, and Cooper Mountain. However, many producers in Oregon practice sustainable farming, even though they may not be certified "organic".

As such, I encourage you to review the entire list of recommendations above for specific details on their farming and winemaking practices.

Cheers!

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