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The World’s Best Wine Values Under $25.00

Because Pinot Noir is what Oregon does best, that has been the focus of our coverage in recent years. However, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, and Pinot Gris can do very well there, particularly in vintages in which vibrant acidity and ripeness go hand in hand-2007 and 2008 are the most recent such years. They are worth a try.

WillaKenzie Estate Willamette Valley Estate Pinot Noir
It is a regional blend with a pleasant red fruit nose of cherry and raspberry. This leads to an easygoing, round, friendly wine for drinking during its first 4-5 years.

Robert M. Parker, November 3, 2009
The World’s Best Wine Values Under $25.00