Oregon's Pinot Noir Diversity
Wild swings in vintage conditions give vintners plenty of chances—and challenges
Oregon Pinot Noir vintners like to crow that they experience vintage variation like Burgundy does, and thus make a similar range of wine styles from the fickle Pinot Noir grape. The vintages greeting consumers on the retail shelves today take it to an extreme.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands December 1, 2008.