If there is a true Oregon cult wine, it’s Thomas Pinot Noir from the Dundee Hills. One source calls it the “least known and most sought-after” Oregon Pinot. On wine Twitter, those lucky enough to get any of this tiny production say “Don’t talk about Thomas Club because there is no Thomas Club”. There is no website. There is no email address. You can’t go visit, but may be able to get an appointment if you write (on paper) to the P.O. box. You get the idea.
Since 1984, John Thomas has farmed four acres and does all the winemaking himself except harvest. He only produces 400 cases and released his first vintage in 1992. He makes a silky, refined, medium-bodied style with pure red fruit and some mushroomy, steeped-tea character.