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2007 Oregon Pinot Noir, colored water?

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2007 Oregon Pinot Noir, colored water?

Mallory | Aug 16, 2008 09:00 AM

Perhaps some here can enlighten us.

From what I understand in 2007 near the harvest the rain was really heavy and it resulted in bloated grapes that were taken in.

While some winemakers have a machine that helps in evaporation, many do not, making much of the 2007 vintage very thin and lacking in structure.

Some people I've spoken with suggest the evaporation machine is a poor subsitute for a good grape, essentially that while it helps in a year like 2007 the wine is still considerably sub-par.

Thoughts?

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