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Toasting a Vintage, With Few Quibbles

The critics have weighed in from every conceivable angle, and the results seem to be unanimous. The 2008 vintage for Oregon pinot noir is superb.

While we on the wine panel occasionally enjoy the contrarian’s role — not that we seek it, mind you, but the hype machinery sometimes forces it on us — in this instance we must join in the acclaim. Indeed, the 2008 vintage for Oregon pinot noir is terrific.

Our No. 2 bottle was the fresh, vibrant WillaKenzie Willamette Valley, which combined intriguing, exotic fruit aromas with an earthiness on the palate.

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Eric Asimov, January 19, 2011
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Toasting a Vintage, With Few Quibbles