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Magazine Archives: Sept. 15, 2004

Breakout for California Pinot Noir

The 2002 vintage is the one we've all been waiting for
James Laube
Issue: September 15, 2004

Vintage 2002 is the year Pinot Noir lovers have been dreaming of. For decades, this grape's progress in California has come in fits and starts, marked by occasional moments of grandeur. But more often there's been a frustating sense that the wines could be better.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 15, 2004.

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