Cheers goodbye to 2021 with our year in review

Winerabble year in review: 2021

Since the pandemic is on-going and this year ended up being similar to 2020, I decided it was time to change what I do have control over… and gave Winerabble a giant makeover! While the new site is recently live, I’ve got even more changes planned in 2022. Expect new sections, many more infographics, deep dives into more wine AVAs, more Why Wine? interviews, plenty of new tasting notes and so much more!

Now that you know what I’ve got up my sleeve, what would you like to see in the new year? Please tell me in the comments.

In case you missed anything, below are links to all the Winerabble posts in 2021.

Matt and I wish you a very happy new year!

PS. In 2020, I bested my previous annual record with 155 posts and set a new challenge for myself. In 2021, I surpassed my goal with 188 posts! And that includes a month without posts as I redesigned the website. Wow! For those of you who might not have noticed, Winerabble is 100% ad-free. I do this because I don’t want a bunch of stupid ads mucking up my content. You come to Winerabble to learn, not swat away annoying ads! However, a 100% self-funded blog without ads is not cheap, so if you find value in my content and want to make a contribution to my efforts, I would be most grateful!

Click here to support Winerabble in 2022: www.patreon.com/winerabble

Wine 101 series

Oregon wine: Pinot noir aromas and flavors [infographic]

Oregon wine: Pinot gris aromas and flavors [infographic]

Wine 101: Oregon grapes and where they grow in the state [infographic]

Wine grapes make Oregon’s top 10 agriculture products list [infographic]

Wine 101: Wine terms explained, AVA

Wine 101: Wine terms explained, Tannins

Wine 101: Wine terms explained, Terroir

Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Campbell Lane Winery Stoneridge Vineyard Reserve Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Brooks Winery Temperance Hill Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2016 Native Flora Time in a Bottle Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2017 Brooks Winery Rastaban Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2014 Brandborg Vineyard Pinot noir Bradley Vineyard

Oregon wine: 2017 Ponzi Vineyards Laurelwood District Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2020 Campbell Lane Winery Oregon rosé of Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Lexème Wines Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2019 Aubaine Wines Joie Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2017 Bjornson Vineyard Estate Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 J. Wright, Vintner Oregon white Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2017 Bjornson Vineyard Art Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2017 Kramer Vineyards Willamette Valley Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Cooper Mountain Vineyards Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Lingua Franca Estate Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Johan Vineyards Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2019 Hope Well Wine Sunday’s Child Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2019 Vincent Wine Co. Ribbon Ridge Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2019 J.C. Somers Vintner Nouvelle Lune Dundee Hills Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Bjornson Vineyard Estate Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Estate Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2016 Fullerton Wines Five Faces Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Argyle Reserve Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 La Randonnée Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2017 Soter Vineyards Mineral Springs Ranch Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2018 Eola Hills Pinot noir Classic

Oregon wine: 2017 Kramer Vineyards Estate Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2017 STEDT Wines Julon Vineyard Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2017 Eola Hills Barrel Select Reserve Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2016 Montinore Estate Reserve Pinot noir

Gamay noir

Oregon wine: 2019 Bjornson Vineyard Estate Gamay noir

Oregon wine: 2019 STEDT Wines impulse Gamay noir

Syrah

Baja wine: 2017 Valle Girl Vino La Atrevida Reserva Especial Syrah

Washington wine: 2018 Cairdeas Winery Concrete Syrah

Washington wine: 2017 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Syrah

Red blends

Washington wine: 2019 L’Ecole No 41 Frenchtown red wine

Oregon wine: 2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Cosmic Sky red table wine

Baja wine: 2018 Vinos Pijoan Paula red blend

Baja wine: 2015 Valle Girl Vino Tattooed Lady Rockabilly Girl La Dama Tatuada red blend

Baja wine: 2016 Vinos Pijoan Leonora red blend

Baja wine: 2017 Vinos Pijoan Convertible Rojo red blend

Oregon wine: 2016 Kriselle Cellars Di’tani

Oregon wine: 2017 Quady North GSM

Washington wine: 2016 Baer Winery Ursa

Oregon wine: Eola Hills Cuvée IV Columbia Valley Red Wine

Oregon wine: 2016 L’Ecole No 41 Perigee

Teroldego

Oregon wine: 2016 Hillcrest Vineyard Old Stones Teroldego

Oregon wine: 2017 Montinore Estate Teroldego

Tempranillo

Oregon wine: 2018 Abacela Fiesta Tempranillo

Oregon wine: 2016 Paul O’Brien Winery Tempranillo

Malbec

Oregon wine: 2013 Hillcrest Vineyard Old Stones Malbec

Oregon wine: 2017 Kriselle Cellars Malbec

Cabernet sauvignon

Oregon wine: 2017 Laelaps Wine Seven Hills Vineyard Cabernet sauvignon

Oregon wine: 2017 Laelaps Wine The Rocks Cabernet sauvignon

Washington wine: 2018 L’Ecole No 41 Walla Walla Valley Cabernet sauvignon

Baja wine: 2019 Valle Girl Vino Rebellious Girl La Rebelde Cabernet sauvignon

Washington wine: 2017 Walla Walla Vintners Cabernet sauvignon

Washington wine: 2017 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Cabernet sauvignon

Washington wine: 2016 Baer Winery Arctos Cabernet sauvignon

Washington wine: 2017 Mercer Bros. Cabernet sauvignon

Washington wine: 2017 Alexandria Nicole Cabernet sauvignon

Merlot

Washington wine: 2016 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Merlot

Oregon wine: 2017 L’Ecole No 41 Estate Merlot

Grenache

Oregon wine: 2018 Abacela Grenache

Baco noir

Oregon wine: 2017 Girardet Baco noir

Primitivo

Washington wine: 2018 ViNO CasaSmith Porcospino Primitivo

Rosé wines

Oregon wine: 2019 Campbell Lane Winery Oregon rosé of Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2020 Cooper Hill Sparkling Pinot noir rosé

Oregon wine: 2020 Abacela Grenache rosé

Oregon wine: 2020 Potter’s Vineyard Estate Vino Vasai Rosé of Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2020 Adelsheim Vineyard Willamette Valley Pinot noir rosé

Baja wine: 2018 Valle Girl Vino Clever Girl La Chula Vin Gris

Baja wine: 2018 Valle Girl Vino Delicate Cherry La Traviesa rosé

Oregon wine: 2020 Soter Vineyards Origin Series Pinot noir rosé

Oregon wine: 2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Rosé of Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2020 Bjornson Vineyard Argenta rosé

Oregon wine: 2020 J.C. Somers Vintner Garnier Vineyard Tempranillo rosé

Oregon wine: 2020 J.C. Somers Vintner Whole Lotta rosé

Oregon wine: Three Cowhorn rosé wines

Anything bubbly

Oregon wine: 2019 Brandborg Vineyard All Hands Riesling Pétillant Naturel

California wine: NV Windsor Vineyards Brut Rosé North Coast sparkling wine

Oregon wine: 2017 Brandborg Vineyard Sparkling Whale Song Blanc de noir

Oregon wine: 2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards sparkling rosé

Oregon wine: 2020 Planet Oregon rosé bubbles

Oregon wine: 2020 Bjornson Vineyard rosé bubbles

California wine: 2020 Obsidian Wine Co. Pear blanc Pétillant Naturel

California wine: 2020 Obsidian Wine Co. Pezsgo Pétillant Naturel Pinot noir

Oregon wine: NV Kramer Vineyards Blanc de noirs

Oregon wine: 2017 Winderlea Vineyard vintage sparkling brut wine

Oregon wine: 2014 Argyle Spirit Hill Vineyard Blanc de blancs sparkling wine

Cameron Hughes Lot 738 Prosecco Superiore

Oregon wine: 2019 Eola Hills Blanc de Blancs Sparkling wine

Oregon wine: Montinore Estate Vivacé sparkling wine

Oregon wine: 2017 Furioso Vineyards Spirito Brut Rosé

Oregon wine: Kramer Vineyards NV Brut Rosé Méthode Traditionelle sparkling wine

Oregon wine: 2017 Quady North Q-vée brut rosé of Cabernet franc sparkling wine

Oregon wine: 2019 La Randonnée Sauvignon blanc Pétillant Naturel

Oregon wine: 2017 STEDT Wines “or rose” rosé of Gamay sparkling brut

Oregon wine: 2019 Fullerton Wines Fizzy by Nature Viognier

Oregon wine: 2017 Woven Wineworks Sparkling Rosé of Pinot noir

Oregon wine: 2016 Brooks Extended Tirage Sparkling Riesling

Oregon wine: 2016 Argyle Blanc de noirs sparkling wine

Nicolas Maillart NV Champagne Grand cru rosé

Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2019 Aubaine Wines Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2018 Argyle Reserve Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2019 Bjornson Vineyard Reserve Chardonnay

Baja wine: 2018 Valle Girl Vino Chameleon La Chula Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2018 STEDT Wines intent Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2018 Hope Well Wine Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2018 Lingua Franca Estate Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2018 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Eola-Amity Hills Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2018 Johan Vineyards Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2017 Argyle Reserve Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2019 Vincent Wine Co. Willamette Valley Chardonnay

Oregon wine: 2017 Fullerton Wines Five Faces Chardonnay

Washington wine: 2018 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Chardonnay

Washington wine: 2018 Baer Winery Shard

Riesling

Oregon wine: 2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards Estate Riesling

Pinot gris

Oregon wine: 2019 Brandborg Vineyard Oregon Pinot gris

Oregon wine: 2018 Kramer Vineyards Kimberley’s Reserve Pinot gris

Oregon wine: 2019 Eola Hills Pinot gris Reserve

Oregon wine: 2018 Kramer Vineyards Estate Pinot gris

Pinot blanc

Oregon wine: 2017 Native Flora Karst of the Andaman Pinot blanc

Oregon wine: 2020 Bryn Mawr Vineyards David’s Block Pinot blanc

Sauvignon blanc

Oregon wine: 2019 Durant Vineyards Lark Sauvignon blanc

Oregon wine: 2019 Kriselle Cellars Sauvignon blanc

Oregon wine: 2019 Eola Hills Sauvignon blanc

Washington wine: 2019 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Sauvignon blanc

Oregon wine: 2016 Brandborg Vineyard Sauvignon blanc

Viognier

Oregon wine: 2019 Brooks Winery Viognier

Washington wine: 2019 Novelty Hill Stillwater Creek Vineyard Viognier

Oregon wine: 2018 Quady North Steel-Ox Viognier

Albariño

Oregon wine: 2020 Abacela Albariño

Gewürztraminer

Oregon wine: 2017 Montinore Estate Reserve Gewürztraminer

Chenin blanc

Washington wine: 2020 L’Ecole No 41 Chenin blanc

Semillon

Washington wine: 2019 L’Ecole No 41 Columbia Valley Stillwater Creek Vineyard Semillon

Roussanne

Washington wine: 2019 Cairdeas Winery Roussanne

Müller-Thurgau

Oregon wine: 2019 Montinore Estate Reserve Müller-Thurgau

Fumé blanc

Oregon wine: 2020 Paul O’Brien Winery Fume blanc

Moscato

Baja wine: 2018 Valle Girl Vino Not Your Average Jane La Chula Moscato

Gavi

Cameron Hughes Lot 752 Gavi

White blends

Oregon wine: 2019 Paul O’Brien Winery Charlemagne white blend

Baja wine: 2019 Vinos Pijoan Silvana white blend

Oregon wine: 2018 Hope Well Wine Twain white blend

Oregon wine: 2019 Montinore Estate White and Grey

Washington wine: 2019 Cairdeas Winery Nellie Mae white blend

Oregon wine: 2019 Brooks Winery Amycas white wine

Other wines

Ohza mimosas

Cider

2 Towns Ciderhouse Strawberade strawberry lemonade cider

Julian Pearanormal Pear Mint Lime hard cider

Julian Freaky Tiki Tropical Pineapple Lime hard cider

Hard seltzer

Public Coast Brewing Co. blueberry hard seltzer

Flying Embers Watermelon Chili hard seltzer

The Shell House Meyer lemon sparkling hard seltzer

The Shell House raspberry sparkling hard seltzer

The Shell House pomegranate sparkling hard seltzer

The Shell House lime sparkling hard seltzer

Suzie’s organic kiwi mango hard seltzer

Soft seltzer

Non-alcoholic H2O wine-infused soft seltzers

Agua fresca

Honcho Blueberry Lemon spiked agua fresca

Honcho Prickly Pear spiked agua fresca

Honcho Mango spiked agua fresca

Hard sparkling water

Pompette hard sparkling water

Why Wine? interviews

Why Wine? An interview with Sitara Monica Perez of Valle Girl Vino

More interesting articles

What Washington winemakers are saying about the 2021 harvest

What Oregon winemakers are saying about the 2021 harvest

13 Oregon wines perfect for Thanksgiving

2020 Oregon Vineyard and Winery Report

More than $700,000 was raised at the sixth annual Willamette: the Pinot noir auction

Don’t miss the sixth annual Willamette: the Pinot Noir auction on August 5

Winerabble turns 10!

Viva el vino: A taste of the wines produced in Mexico’s Valle de Guadalupe wine region

Weighing the pros and cons of wine bottle weights

Does wine have an expiration date?

We’re celebrating Oregon wine month

Royal Slope, Washington wine’s crowning jewel

2021 Valentine’s day Bubbly Guide

13 days of bubbly wine

Washington crowns the new Royal Slope AVA [infographic]

Does wine taste better on specific days? The biodynamic calendar thinks so.

Winerabble year in review: 2020

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