- King Estate's Pinot Gris was recommended by Gwendolyn Osborn, who writes a wine blog for Wine.com, chose the '07 King Estate Pinot Gris for a match to Bento; “This Oregon Pinot Gris has ripe, tropical fruit balanced by zippy acidity,” she said. “It is a perfect match for the mix of salty and spicy in a Bento Box.”
- SouthCoastToday says: ,, Oregon, $34.99 — For most wine drinkers, finding great quality wines that won't bust the wallet is an important part of enjoying the lifestyle of wine. However, there are occasions that warrant a special bottle, and Thanksgiving is one of them for many families.
- There is a disturbing article in Natural Resource Report about Oregon wines. Worth a read...
Forbes.com has an interesting piece on Oregon Pinot Noir that includes Daniel Johnnes' Oregon Pinot Noir Picks
Prices will vary by retailer and the state of purchase.
Ponzi Vineyards, Pinot Noir Willamette Valley 2007 ($33)
La Source, Seven Springs Vineyard 2007 ($75)
Domaine Drouhin, Pinot Noir “Cuvée Laurène” 2005 ($60)
Hamacher Wines, Pinot Noir 2006 ($40)
Brick House, Pinot Noir “Dijonnais” 2007 ($40)Cristom, Pinot Noir “Mt. Jefferson Cuvée” 2007 ($32
Also on CBS' Early Show:
Thanksgiving Wines for Less Than $20 Actor Kyle MacLachlan Shares His Love of Winemaking and His Low-Budget Favorites
Viridian Pinot Noir, Ore. - $16
MacLachlan loves this wine, partially because it is such a terrific value. Viridian Pinot noir is a deep, rich ruby color that makes it almost impossible to see through the glass. It exhibits an intense aroma of dark cherries and pomegranates that develop into a strong depth of flavor. It lingers on the tongue and finishes with a hint of spice in the background.