WeBlogtheWorld.com featured an article on Tasting the Best of New York State, Washington & Oregon Wines, which covers Oregon’s extensive wine history and style. According to writer Jessica Festa, “wine from Oregon is typically higher in acidity and less overtly fruity than most New World wines like California, but less earthy and mineral than Burgundy.” The article goes through Oregon’s strict varietal labeling, unique geography, similar wine regions, and the open collaboration in the Oregon wine industry. Festa also takes a look at Oregon through the lens of various wines, such as Argyle Winery‘s 2011 Chardonnay.
“2011 Argyle Chardonnay from the Willamette Valley ($20). The white wine has notes of tropical fruits and pineapple on the nose — typical of Oregon chardonnays — with cream and butter on the palate. While fruity, the wine has an acidity to match for a nicely balanced wine.”