Nature provided an obstacle course for California Pinot Noir in 2006. Some wineries navigated the track with relative ease, producing ripe, complex wines that offer delicacy and depth. But for other vintners, there were simply too many hurdles to achieve the kind of success realized over the past few vintages.
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