The 2006 Love & Squalor Pinot noir (the maiden vintage) is one of only nine Oregon wines featured in Robert Parker’s new book – Parker’s Wine Bargains; The World’s Best Wine Values Under $25. While we may not always agree with the world’s most valuable tongue, we think this inclusion was a very smart choice. The wine is listed as a product of Ransom Wine Company as this was before the Portland Wine Company was established.
While the ’06 is long gone, and the ’07 has just left the building, the 2008 Pinot is just finishing its journey to the bottle. The final blend (Temperance, Winter’s Hill and Left Coast Vineyards) is marrying and will be bottled at the end of this month. Expect an early summer release. The price will be a bargain as always – the same price Parker paid for his taste of the ’06 – $24