Oregon Wine Month continues! 2014 Four Graces Willamette Valley Pinot Noir

Last night, I was going back and forth: recommend an Oregon red or an Oregon white for the weekend?

This morning, chilly with an occasional thunderstorm.   Case closed.   Red it is.

We continue our salute to Oregon wine month with a quintessential Oregon pinot noir,

2014 Four Graces Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.

This one checks all of the Oregon pinot taste boxes: cherry, earthy, good acidity, just enough tannins.

And that’s nice but…

Can we talk here?

In other vintages, the Four Graces Willamette Valley has been, IMO,  just OK,  nothing to get excited about.

But vintages can make a significant difference.   (More about that in later posts.)

2014 was a crazy-great vintage in the Willamette Valley.

As a result, Four Graces benefited and so did all of us who like an easy-drinking Oregon pinot for less than $30.

At selected Costcos, less than $20!   That’s a real steal.

(BTW, Four Graces is named in honor of the four daughters of the original winery owner.)

As of May 5, we found 2014 Four Graces Willamette Valley Pinot Noir at:



Safeway NE 69th & Sandy       $21.66                        Safeway  Hawthorne                    $21.66

Fred Meyer Hollywood             $24.49                        Fred Meyer  Hawthorne              $24.49

Costco  near PDX                       $17.99


Fred Meyer  Stadium                 $24.49                         Fred Meyer  Walker Road            $24.49

Fred Meyer Beaverton               $24.49                         Fred Meyer  Raleigh Hills            $24.49

Safeway   NW Lovejoy                $21.66                         Safeway  Cornell Rd.                   $21.66

Bale’s Thriftway  Cornell Rd.      $22.99                        QFC  Miller & Barnes                  $22.99

Costco  Beaverton                        $17.99


Fred Meyer SW Barbur Blvd.       $24.49                     Fred Meyer  Tualatin                     $24.49

Safeway  SW Barbur Blvd.            $21.66                  Safeway Lake Oswego                   $21.66

New Seasons Mountain Park        $24.99