I have been compiling similar lists for a few years now. If you compare this one with some others, you will see quite a few differences. No sparkling wine. No fortified wine. Nothing from Spain. Only one bottle from California. No particular reason, except that I am trying not to repeat too many bottles from past lists, like these from fall 2016 or fall 2015. The bottles on those earlier lists are still worth seeking out, even if what you find are from more recent vintages.
In the new century, more excellent producers arrived, like Big Farm, Antica Terra, J. Christopher, Walter Scott and Day Wines. All are making superb, distinctive wines that reflect their Willamette terroirs while respecting the Burgundian ideal: pinot noir as a wine of grace and finesse. Yet pinot noir is not the sole narrative of the Willamette Valley.
Those producers include people like Julien Ilbert of Château Combel-la-Serre and Fabien Jouves of Mas del Périé, who are upending the image of Cahors as heavy and rustic by making distinctive wines of elegance and grace. They include other producers whose wines are not yet available in the United States, like Jérémie Illouz, who is making lovely, easy-to-drink natural wines under the label Parlange & Illouz.
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