Pray Tell

Pray Tell

Tom Caruso moved to Oregon ten years ago to make wine in the Willamette Valley. After a brief stint in Sonoma, he took a road trip up to the Portland area to uncover what the region was known for. At the time it was mainly Pinot Noir, mostly delicious, and largely shrouded in misunderstanding as every text book or wine reference guide made it a point to dedicate their shortest chapter to the Pacific Northwest. What Tom found most interesting about Oregon early on was how important the date on the bottle was—even more so than most wine growing regions around the world. He loved learning 2011 was the coldest vintage on record followed by 2012 being the warmest vintage on record (at the time). The wines were alive and a beautiful story was included with just the visible difference of a number. It was a great reminder that the best wines are not a commodity. They’re fleeting and special when not homogenized or made to taste the same every year. Raw and energetic and real. It was and continues to be what Oregon is all about.

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