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'Wine Spectator' ranks OR Pinot noir 3rd best in the world

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2012 Evening Land Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills Seven Springs Vineyard. 2012 Evening Land Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills Seven Springs Vineyard.
DUNDEE, OR (KPTV) -

If you love wine than you know that Oregon is a special place for it, and the magazine, Wine Spectator, agrees.

An Oregon Pinot noir was ranked third on a list of the top 100 wines in the world.

According to Wine Spectator, the 3rd best wine in the world is the 2012 Evening Land Pinot Noir from Eola-Amity Hills Seven Springs Vineyard in Dundee.

The magazine gave the wine a score of 98 points out of 100. They said the wine is "seductive, silky and supple" with "currant, plum, blueberry and spice flavors."

The winery wasn't the only local ones that were honored.

"It just gives the whole industry more recognition, both nationally and globally. Oregon already has a great reputation for Pinot noir, but this just builds more awareness," said Sashi Moornan, from Seven Springs Vineyard.

Other local wines that made the list were the 2012 Willamette Valley Pinot Noir from Big Table Farm in Gaston at No. 11.

The No. 14 spot went to Bergstrom Wines' 2013 Pinot Noir.

Solena Estate and Colene Clemens Vineyards' Pinot Noirs made it into the top 50 as well.

Almost all of the Oregon wines that made the list were 2012 vintages.

Winemakers said the weather conditions were perfect that grow season, and that was an exceptional year for wine.

To view the full list, head over to winespectator.com.

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