21 Dec Wine #3 in our 5-wine holiday wine countdown: Planet Oregon 2015 Pinot Noir
Finding under-$20 Oregon pinot noir? Not a problem.
Finding good under-$20 Oregon pinot noir? That’s where it gets tricky.
After a steady succession of lofty reviews and a string of wonderful vintages, Oregon pinot noir is on fire.
Demand is up. So are prices.
The quest to find an Oregon pinot with a good QPR…quality-price ratio…has become a constant challenge. Thus, we are happy to say we’ve met the challenge with 2015 Planet Oregon.
Planet Oregon is a sub-brand of the highly-acclaimed Soter Vineyards. Soter says they grow the grapes for Planet Oregon wine “in the most sustainable way we can.” $1 from the proceeds from every bottle of Planet Oregon goes to the Oregon Environmental Council.
While Planet Oregon has a nice “green” story behind it, it’s also just darn good pinot, an easy-drinking balance between earth and fruit, particularly strawberry. Soter calls it “a wine you can enjoy on a Tuesday and feel great about”. Let me suggest you could also enjoy it on a Wednesday. Or a Thursday. Or…well, you get the picture.
Note: we only found two stores around town that carry Planet Oregon, Fred Meyer and Market of Choice. Fortunately, FM and MOC collectively have many locations spread throughout the metro area.
Planet Oregon 2015 Pinot Noir is available for $18.99 at:
Fred Meyer Hollywood Fred Meyer Hawthorne
Market of Choice SE 11th & Belmont
Fred Meyer Stadium Fred Meyer Walker Road Beaverton
Fred Meyer Beaverton off 217 Fred Meyer Raleigh Hills
Market of Choice Cedar Mill
Fred Meyer Tualatin Market of Choice SW Terwilliger