Recent Oregon vintages and Lemelson Pinots
6 Sep 2004 by JR
See also wine of  this week and wine news on sat 11 sep. Oregon's wine producers have been rather spoilt by a run of good vintages recently. Here's a brief guide. 2004 All that can be said at this stage is that crush is earlier than practically ever known. 2003 Very hot and rich after a hot summer with no days over 100 degrees but a record number of days in the 90s. Not unlike Burgundy in 2003, people were worried by high alcohol and low acid but the wines are apparenty showing much better than was feared - in fact the acids ended up higher than in 2002 in the end.Very viscous with, in some...

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