91. Brandborg Vineyard & Winery 2012 Bradley Vineyard Pinot Noir, Elkton Oregon, $30
Terry and Sue Brandborg didn’t pioneer winemaking in Elkton, Ore., area, but they have figured out exactly what this cool area of the Umpqua Valley can provide in the way of an ideal climate for Pinot Noir. This beautiful wine from Bradley Vineyard — founded by the late John Bradley — exemplifies what is possible here. On the nose, this wine shows off rich aromas of Rainier cherry, violet, clove and a sprinkling of cocoa powder. This leads to flavors of supple flavors of red plum, red currant, pomegranate and white pepper. This is a wonderfully suave effort.