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What is it about Pinot Noir? Of all the wine grape varieties, it's among the most difficult to grow to a healthy maturity. It's among the trickiest to vinify into a balanced, ageworthy wine; once it's in the bottle, it tends to be inconsistent in character and quality.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2003.
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