The winery that produces one of Oregon's most expensive--and best--Pinot Noirs.. In Short Winemaker Michael Etzel would probably be considered just another fine craftsman of premium Pinot Noir if it weren't for the fact that his partner and brother-in-law ("beau frere") is the wine critic Robert M. Parker Jr. The entry of one the world's foremost critics into the Oregon wine scene occasioned a commotion. Today the wines made here are huge, dark and flavorful. And because output is low, the wines are among Oregon's most expensive.