Good things never last. For the last few years, there have been some amazing value wines coming out of Oregon. But as Dana Tims from the Oregonian points out, a second vintage of lower yields and higher demand is expected to raise the price of these wines.
Toss in a veritable plague of mice in some vineyards, highly unusual ripening patterns in others and the inevitable vagaries of harvest-time weather in Oregon, and 2005 should be a ride to remember.
A big downside is that a lot of the growers and wineries aren’t expecting to turn much of a profit, even with the price increases. Some yields have been cut in half thanks to less than ideal weather.
Read [Seattle Times]