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Oregon's Balancing Act

Delicacy and refinement characterize the best wines, with Pinot Noir the leader
Harvey Steiman
Issue: December 31, 2007

Lynn Penner-Ash clambers down off the sorting table and wipes the sweet juice of just-picked grapes from her hands. It's the last week of September, and the 2007 Pinot Noir harvest is getting under way in the Willamette Valley.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 29, 2007.

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