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by Lisa Shara Hall | November 22, 2013 | 6:15 AM

At a Special Olympics benefit at the winery last weekend, Willamette Valley Vineyards debuted a wine it created for Governor Kitzhaber and his wife, Cylvia Hayes.

Known as the Governor’s Cuvee, it is 100% Pinot Noir, the state’s signature variety.

The Governor’s wife wanted a big, bold wine and this delivered. Most of the fruit came from the Momtazi Vineyard, of the Maysara Winery. The wine is very closed and tight right now and will need time to evolve.

The Governor and his wife seemed very pleased with the wine.

Willamette Valley Vineyards only bottled one barrel of the wine. Attendees at the Special Olympics dinner each received one and the remaining bottles are destined for the Governor’s wine cellar.

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