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Willamette Valley Pinot Noir Vintage Guide 2010
A year of waiting caused a lot of stress among growers. A small crop got off to a very slow start and remained a full two to three weeks behind schedule right through harvest. Fortunately the weather afforded producers the hangtime they needed to bring in ripe fruit, yet the cool weather kept sugars down and acidity vibrant. This has the potential to be an exceptional vintage with vividly flavored wines that trade power for elegance. An exciting vintage, which I am looking forward to tasting over the years as I expect them to age very well indeed. 
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