Wine of the Week

Silvan Ridge Winery 2017 Pinot Noir

Appellation: Willamette Valley

Argentina native Juan Pablo Valot has been at Silvan Ridge Winery since 2005, long enough to work for three generations of the Chambers family. This effort with Pinot Noir ranks among the best in the Northwest, and it’s a delicate yet accessible example. Bing cherry, cinnamon and a wisp of smoke lead to flavors of raspberry pie, Chukar Cherry and pomegranate as elegant tannins and a sprinkle of cinnamon make for a smooth finish. It qualified for Wine Press Northwest magazine’s 21st annual Platinum Judging by earning a gold medal at the 2020 Sunset International Wine Competition, and several months later received an unanimous vote for Platinum.

Rated “Double Platinum” by Wine Press Northwest.

Price: $30

Production: 1,144 cases

Alcohol: 14.2%

Food pairings: Enjoy with poultry, dishes featuring mushrooms, root vegetables, fried fare, soft cheeses or cured meat.

Silvan Ridge Winery tasting room

27012 Briggs Hill Road

Eugene, OR 97405

(541) 345-1945

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