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Pioneers of Pinot


Over on Eater National, this week's installment of Talia Baiocchi's wine column Vintage America focuses on the early pioneers of Oregon's Pinot Noir industry, who blazed their own trail from California to the Willamette, creating what is now recognized as "one of the greatest terroirs for Pinot Noir outside of Burgundy." Read on for the story of Robert Sommer, Charles Coury, David Lett, Dick Erath, and Dick Ponzi. [-E-]