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Magazine Archives: Dec. 15, 2012

How Does Oregon Pinot Noir Age?

Harvey Steiman
Issue: December 15, 2012


Most Oregon Pinot Noirs are approachable on release and develop characteristics of age within five to seven years of the vintage. After that they start to lose their freshness, but the best replace that youthful fruit with mature flavors and an extra transparency of texture. Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman explains.


For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands November 20, 2012.


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