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Tasting Highlights: 2005 Oregon Pinot Noir

The latest releases from Penner-Ash, Shea Vineyard and others show promise for the potentially outstanding vintage
Harvey Steiman
Posted: June 28, 2007

Beautifully balanced wines continue to roll in from Oregon's 2005 vintage. The Pinot Noirs have presence and pure flavors, with few examples of high-alcohol heat. Penner-Ash and Shea Vineyard are just over the hill from one another, separated only by a low ridge and a line of trees at the northern border of the newly minted Yamhill-Carlton AVA.

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