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  • Love & Squalor 2013 Antsy Pants Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $52

    The vintage prior led Portland urban winemaker Matt Berson to source the northern end of the Willamette Valley for his reserve Pinot Noir. Here, he worked with clone 667 from Vista Hills (34%) near Domaine Serene in...

    • Posted February 10, 2018
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  • Love & Squalor 2015 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $28

    Portland vintner Matt Berson recently entered his second decade of Love & Squalor, and he named his duo-pronged passion project of Pinot Noir and Riesling as a tribute to iconic author J.D. Salinger. His flagship wine is...

    • Posted January 6, 2018
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  • Love & Squalor 2014 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $20

    Not only is there a renewed movement in Oregon with Chardonnay, but Matt Berson also is at the forefront of the renaissance surrounding Riesling in the Willamette Valley. His combination of Roncali Vineyard in West Eugene with...

    • Posted November 23, 2016
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  • Love & Squalor 2012 Antsy Pants Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $48

    Matt Berson’s popular Antsy Pants tier affords him most exploration, and he capitalized on the classice and abundant 2012 vintage to expand his efforts — and production of his reserve Pinot Noir bottling. His previous release focused on...

    • Posted November 10, 2016
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  • Love & Squalor 2012 Antsy Pants Riesling, Willamette Valley, $28

    The Portland Wine Company’s reserve-style dry Riesling continues to focus on four-decade-old Brooks Vineyard in the cooler Eola-Amity Hills, but this vintage debuts an inclusion from Sunnyside Vineyard, an even older site planted in 1971. Matt Berson’s...

    • Posted October 18, 2016
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  • Love & Squalor 2015 A Frayed Knot Rosé of Gewürztraminer, Willamette Valley, $20

    One of the leaders of Portland’s urban wine scene, Matt Berson, finally has answered the pleas of his peeps and given them a rosé — and he chose 30-year-old Gewürztraminer from prized Sunnyside Vineyard near Oregon’s state...

    • Posted October 1, 2016
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  • Love & Squalor 2011 Antsy Pants Riesling, Willamette Valley, $28

    Portland Wine Company’s reserve approach to the noble grape of Germany is not your grandmother’s Riesling — unless, by chance, her name is Brunhilda. The greenish hue of the drink comes with heavy vapors of diesel and...

    • Posted June 27, 2015
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  • Love & Squalor 2011 Antsy Pants Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley, $38

    Portland vintner Matt Berson works with Temperance Hill in the Eola-Amity Hills, Winter’s Hill in the Dundee Hills and Saikkonen Vineyard on Ribbon Ridge for this Pommard-leaning Pinot Noir, and the Antsy Pants reference represents the barrel...

    • Posted June 26, 2015
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  • Love & Squalor 2013 Riesling, Willamette Valley, $18

    Matt Berson launched this edgy brand in 2007 under his Portland Wine Co., starting with a mere 65 cases. Now, he’s running at a clip of 1,800 cases, and this Riesling serves as a significant portion of...

    • Posted June 16, 2015
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  • Love & Squalor 2013 Antsy Pants Riesling, Willamette Valley, $28

    Matt Berson, among the Oregon winemaking talents mentored by the late Patty Green, works with two of the North Willamete Valley’s oldest plantings of Riesling for his reserve-style expression. Own-rooted vines from Brooks (1976) and Sunnyside (1971)...

    • Posted October 17, 2018
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