This is the boldest sub-$30 Willamette Valley Pinot we have, a huge mouthful of flavor that remains true to its origins.
The story: Megan Anne is the Willamette Valley, and real life spouse of Washington’s Mark Ryan winery, one of our favorites. Megan and Mark are hardcore Pinot fans; the Willamette Valley has long been a special place to them– they were married in a vineyard in the Valley's Chehalem Mountains region. For several vintages they made one Pinot noir under the Mark Ryan label and when it came time to grow the Pinot project, they reached out to famed winemaker Isabelle Meunier. If you don’t immediately recognize her name, here’s a refresher: while at Evening Land, Isabelle made Wine Spectator’s highest rated Oregon Pinot ever, the 98-point La Source 2012. Isabelle agreed to make a whole suite of Willamette Valley Pinots from top-notch vineyards and Megan Anne was off and running.