Steven Spurrier weighed in on his summer visit to Oregon’s Willamette Valley – and recommended our 2016 Mount Richmond Pinot Noir:
“These wines are very site-specific, reminding me of Burgundy, which is probably why Burgundians are taking such an interest… From the Pinots, I had so many scores over 92 that it is hard to choose just five from the splendid 2016s, but here goes: Cristom, Jessie Vineyard; Elk Cove, Mount Richmond; Evesham Wood, Le Puits Sec; Nicolas-Jay, Willamette Valley; R Stuart & Co, Autograph.”
Spurrier is a British wine expert and one of the most influential wine writers in the world. He opened France’s first private wine school in 1973 and his discovery of California wines inspired the movie Bottle Shock. Spurrier is currently the Consultant Editor for Decanter Magazine.