Pinot Noir is supposed to be a finicky grape, capable of being knocked off track by the smallest blips of climatic challenge. Yet Oregon's most recent run of vintages belies that generalization, having faced conditions that ranged from cool and wet to unexpectedly warm and dry. Despite these variations, the best producers bottled beautiful wines from the state's most widely planted grape. Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman reports.
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