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Tasting Highlights: Oregon Pinot Noir

Willamette Valley's outstanding 2005 and 2004 Pinot Noirs offer grace and balance after a string of hot vintages
Harvey Steiman
Posted: October 12, 2007

In Oregon's 2004 and 2005 vintages, Pinot Noir shows the kind of subtlety, grace and balance that winemakers hope to achieve in Willamette Valley, unlike in hot vintages such as 2001, 2002 and 2003, when it was more difficult to get that balance.

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