2011 Pinot Noirs Emphasize Delicacy in a Challenging Year

From the Feb 28, 2014, issue

Oregon's current vintages offer a little of everything for Pinot Noir lovers. The 2011s, the lightest Pinot Noirs Oregon has produced in years, should appeal to those who prefer a restrained style. If you want greater depth of flavor along with moderate alcohol levels, seek out the last of the 2010s. And if supple textures and ripe flavors are more your style, just wait for the 2012s to roll out, most of them over the next year. Wine Spectator's Harvey Steiman explains.

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