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Vintage Charts

Oregon: Pinot Noir
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Vintage Grid Back to 1961
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Vintage Score Drink Rec Description
201384-87NYRRain turned a very ripe year into a hit-or-miss vintage
201297Drink or holdIdeal conditions produced generous wines; not over the top
201185Drink or holdLight, bordering on fragile; tantalizing if flavorful enough
201094Drink or holdBest have real ripeness and depth, with modest alcohol
200990Drink or holdSupple structures, bold flavors
200897Drink or holdPerfect balance of light textures and rich, vivid flavors
200784DrinkMostly delicate wines can benefit from cellaring, but many are weak
200692DrinkRipe flavors, but fruit character mostly fresh, not dried
200593DrinkLike 2004, wines are superbly balanced
200493DrinkClear, pure flavors and excellent balance
200387Past peakSome great wines, but others are overripe
200295DrinkExtraordinary balance, pure flavors; some great wines
200191DrinkMany elegant wines, but others reflect excessive yields
200090Past peakMany intense wines, but beware those caught in late-season rain
199993DrinkBrilliantly flavorful, focused wines
199892DrinkRich, classic wines; few poor bottles, some are tannic
199784Past peakLight, many are watery; best wines fleshing out nicely
199685Past peakLight, but generally ripe; most wines on the tannic side
199581Past peakSome successes, but many wines hollow, short
199492DrinkVery ripe, exotic wines dominate the vintage
199385Past peakUneven; best are elegant
199290Past peakUnderrated by many; numerous opulent wines
199186DrinkGenerally ripe flavors; starting to fade
199085DrinkMany drinkable wines; starting to fade

A score range indicates preliminary analysis based on barrel samples and/or a limited sampling; many wines of the vintage not yet reviewed.

Vintage ratings: 95-100, classic; 90-94, outstanding; 85-89, very good; 80-84, good; 75-79, mediocre; 50-74, not recommended

Drinkability: "NYR" means the vintage has not yet been released; "drink" means most of the wines of the vintage are ready to drink; "hold" means most of the ageworthy wines have yet to fully mature; "past peak" means most of the wines are declining rather than improving.

SOURCE: WINE SPECTATOR


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