Oregon is perhaps most famous because of the Willamette Valley, which features Pinot Noir. While Willamette is dominated by Pinot Noir, then Chardonnay; Pinot Gris, Gewurtztraminer and Riesling are also found there. Pinot Noir and Chardonnay will continue to remain the region's most widely planted grapes, as Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc ripen too late to be viable. Pinot Noir from Oregon is often extremely aromatic, evoking not only cherries and other berries, but often scents of mushroom, earth, forest floor, vanilla and sandalwood. Though there are many fine examples of Chardonnay and Pinot Gris in Oregon, Pinot Noir remains the elegant king.
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