The hits keep coming from Oregon's picture-perfect 2002 vintage, in which Willamette Valley in particular basked under temperate, clear, sunny skies at harvest. The hot-weather 2001 and 2003 vintages, which are also in the market right now, produced some superb wines, but the 2002s are purer in flavor and more classic in structure.
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