Cameron Winery

Owner(s) John Paul
Web site www.cameronwines.com
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A long-standing producer of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay established in Dundee, Oregon in 1984 by owner and winemaker John Paul. The estate vineyard, Clos Electrique, is located at the winery and consists of 2 acres of Pinot Noir, 1.5 acres of Chardonnay and 0.5 acres of Nebbiolo. Cameron's oldest vineyard is Abbey Ridge, 22 acres with some vines dating back to 1976. A younger block was planted in 1990 with multiple clones taken from the Clos Electrique Vineyard (named Arley's Leap). A block of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay planted in 1984 on a different hillside at Abbey Ridge forms the basis of Cameron's Willamette Valley bottling. A small part of the vineyard is planted to Pinot Bianco and Pinot Grigio which produce a northern Italian-style white wine called Cameroni Giovanni. Dry farming and organic winegrowing are emphasized.

Cameron wines are sold through selected retail outlets.

Reviewed Wines

2009 Cameron Abbey Ridge Vineyard Willamette Valley Chardonnay

13.2% alc., $47. · Medium straw color in the glass. This is a really strange wine and perhaps I got an anomalous bottle. Aromas of yeasty bread, oak toast and peanut butter. Styled with piercing lemon drop acidity. Citrus-driven flavors with notes of oak-derived banana, toast, nuts and peanut butter. Leaves a lemony trail on the finish. This producer’s Chardonnay was recommended to me but I need to reserve judgement since I did not have a second bottle to sample. Reviewed November 24, 2012 ARTICLE »