Friday, February 4, 2011

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Great comparison of the same wineries in '07 and '08!
TASTING PANEL #2: WHAT A DIFFERENCE A YEAR MAKES
SAME WINERIES, SAME VINEYARDS AND ONE CRUCIAL YEAR'S DIFFERENCE

By Jim Gullo

Tasting conducted on December 22nd, 2010 at the Golden Valley Brewery, McMinnville

Oh, what atrocities we poor, groping-in-the-dark wine writers wreak. What havoc. When the 2007 vintage of Oregon Pinot Noirs was released, the early buzz was not good: Poor '07 was given scarecrow labels like thin, weak and lacking in boldness by the Tin Men of the wine press (if it only had a heart). A year later, '07s little brother got all of the affection and attention from mom and dad when the 2008 vintage was lauded as being one of the best-ever in the state. One wine buff book preemptively gave the whole state 100 points. And as New York Times wine writer Eric Asimov noted in his own recent wine panel on '08 Oregon Pinot Noirs,"... in this instance we must join in the acclaim. Indeed, the 2008 vintage for Oregon pinot noir is terrific." more

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