Portland Monthly Magazine 50 Best Wines 2013


Oregon's 50 Best Wines 2013

20 varietals, 11 AVAs, and 25 bottles under $30! We asked Portland wine experts to pick their favorite bottles of the year—and the results are delicious.

Published Oct 1, 2013, 9:00am
By Allison Jones

FROM CLASSIC PINOT TO HOT-BLOODED TEMPRANILLO, Oregon wine can hit some amazing highs. But how to choose the best? This year, we asked nine of Portland’s savviest wine pros to pick their favorite current releases. The impressive results span 20 varietals, 11 AVAs, and 25 bottles under $30. From toast-worthy bubbles to Southern Oregon superstars—and, of course, plenty of pinots— there’s never been a better time to be a local wine lover. Cheers to you, Oregon.

6. Love & Squalor

2011 Pinot Noir • Willamette Valley • $24
Matt Berson wears many hats: he’s the owner, winemaker, and chief bottle washer at Love & Squalor. With this bottle, Berson’s multitasking abilities are on display with sophisticated flavors of red earth, spicy cloves, and cinnamon.