Approaching Perfection

2009 is a defining vintage for California Pinot Noir
James Laube
Issue: October 15, 2011

There is no such thing as a perfect vintage. But 2009 comes close to nirvana for California Pinot Noir. Without a doubt, 2009 ranks alongside 2007 as the best vintage this decade. But in terms of the number of great wines, '09 is head and shoulders above any other vintage in California Pinot Noir history. Wine Spectator's James Laube reports.

For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands September 20, 2011.

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