Here’s what they’re saying about Leah Jorgensen and her wines…

Cabernet Franc:  The Unsung Hero of the Wine World
by Elizabeth Woessner  WINE COUNTRY INTERNATIONAL MAGAZINE – February 2022

2019 Cabernet Franc Selected as Daily Offer 
“Today’s plush and beautifully balanced 2019 is crafted in the same spirit as the best Oregon Pinot Noirs: It has an Old World sensibility, but it isn’t trying to be a carbon copy of its Old World inspirations (in this case, Chinon or Saumur-Champigny from the Loire). This is Southern Oregon’s interpretation, with its own compelling message, and everyone at SommSelect is convinced: This is a new benchmark from a new frontier.”

Know Your Worth:  Nine Women Winemakers on Mentorship and More
by Stacy Briscoe  WINE ENTHUSIAST – February 2021

Cabernet Franc – A Perfect Holiday Pairing
featured on Side Hustle Wino – January 2021

Giving Cinderella Her Due:  A Look At Cabernet Franc
by Michelle Williams  FORBES – December 2020

Same Grape, New Look: Exploring White Cabernet Franc
by Shelby Vittek  WINEMAG.COM – December 2020

Leah Jorgensen:  Wine’s Self-Proclaimed “Pirate Princess” Goes Rogue
by Alexa Poteet  THE VINTNER PROJECT – July 2020

2018 Cabernet Franc Selected as Daily Offer 
“As if we didn’t already have enough excitement, we need to add Cabernet Franc from Southern Oregon to our must-have list. Leah Jørgensen has made a name for herself with this grape in this place.”


2018 Blanc de Cabernet Franc, Mae’s Vineyard – 94 Points & Editor’s Choice
2018 Cabernet Franc, Southern Oregon – 92 Points & Editor’s Choice
2016 Malbec, Crater View Ranch Vineyard – 92 Points
2016 “Clos Rogue Valley” Reserve Cabernet Franc, Sundown Vineyard – 92 Points
2018 Oregon “Tour Rain” Vin Rouge – 90 Points

“Leah Jorgensen Speaks Candidly on Managing Winemaking and Motherhood”
by Lauren Mowery  FORBES.COM – February 21, 2019

“Sommelier Talk:  A Day in the Life: Chris Cannon Remakes a New Jersey Landmark – and Himself (mention of Leah Jorgensen Cellar’s Blanc de Cabernet Franc wine) “
by Gillian Sciaretta  WINE SPECTATOR.COM [Restaurants] – January 25, 2019

“Oregon’s Cutting-Edge Winemakers: This group of Oregon winemakers are using diverse clones, sustainable farming practices and more techniques to push the state’s viticulture to new levels  
by Paul Gregutt  WINE ENTHUSIAST – January 2019

“Oregon Classic Wines Auction Continues to Give Back to the Community” (Highlighting the Fall Dinner Series with Portland’s The Hairy Lobster & Leah Jorgensen Cellars) 
by Tracy Ellen Beard  wanderwithwonder.com – January 2019

“Top Wines of 2018”
Sunset Magazine’s 120th Anniversary Issue – November 2018
2016 Tour Rain Vin Rouge / “New World Cabernet Francs are usually so over-ripened, you lose those green notes.  But this one, blended with some Gamay, has the herbal notes I crave.” – Stevie Stacionis

“15 Women in Wine to Watch: From all corners of the globe, here are the names you want to know”
FOOD & WINE – March 2018

“Oregon’s 35 Most Interesting Wines Right Now”
Portland Monthly Magazine – October 2018
2016 Cabernet Franc / Leah Jørgensen champions cabernet franc as her personal signature grape, beautifully expressed in this entry-level “Loiregon” bottling.  Deep, saturated blue fruits lead into a delicious mix of coffee, pepper, tobacco, and musky, dusty tannins with exceptional depth and concentration.

“Wines of the Week”
Wines Northwest – September 14, 2018
2015 Malbec / This wine comes from Malbec grapes grown at Crater View Vineyard in the Rogue Valley AVA of Southern Oregon. Leah Jørgensen has worked with this vineyard for a long time and even reported on ancient marine fossils found during a 2015 excavation for a new vineyard block. The wine is dark and juicy with blackcurrant, cherry and plum fruit mingling with mineral and dried herb on the finish.

“10 Flavorful Oregon Red Wines”
Wine Enthusiast – September 5, 2018
2016 Cabernet Franc – 91 Points / No one in Oregon is more dedicated to this grape than Leah Jørgensen, and nowhere does is pay off better than in her entry-level bottling.  A baseline of deep, saturated blue fruit carries the taster into a lush mix of coffee, pepper, tobacco and dusty tannins.  The depth and concentration put most $25 reds to shame.  Editor’s Choice. – P.G.

Wine Enthusiast Reviews:
2016 Cabernet Franc – 91 Points & Editor’s Choice
2016 Oregon “Tour Rain” Vin Rouge – 90 Points & Editor’s Choice
2014 “Grand Reserve” Cab Franc – 91 Points
2015 “Clos Rogue Valley” Reserve Cab Franc – 91 Points
2015 Crater View Vineyard Malbec – 91 Points

“Empowered Imbibing: Drink Producers Contribute to Gender Equality”
Sip Northwest Magazine – Spring 2018

“The Cabernet Franc Report”
enobytes.com – April 2018
A comprehensive, thoughtful report on Cabernet Franc. This is a “must read” for every Cab Francophile! We are honored to be part of the discussion. Leah is currently the only Oregon winemaker dedicated to Cabernet Franc – and, this report kindly acknowledges her efforts to bring Cabernet Franc to the forefront.

“If there’s one person that’s placing Cabernet Franc on the map in Southern Oregon, it’s Leah Jorgensen, a wine industry veteran that makes colorful examples that rival the best expressions worldwide.”