Vintage guides

Region: Oregon Pinot Noir

Year Rating Drinkability Style More
1986 starstarstarstarstar drink now Rain at harvest was a problem, though late-picked wines were very good more...
1987 starstarstarstarstar drink now A very ripe vintage, producing attractive, easy-drinking wines more...
1988 starstarstarstarstar drink now A small crop produced finely concentrated wines more...
1989 starstarstarstarstar drink now Another good vintage produced well-structured wines more...
1990 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A reduced harvest of good quality more...
1991 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Initially rather under-rated, this vintage produced a number of good wines more...
1992 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A very early vintage produced rich and concentrated wines with lower acidity than usual more...
1993 starstarstarstarstar drink now A cool summer and long, warm autumn helped produce excellent Pinot Noir with great balance and finesse more...
1994 starstarstarstarstar drink soon A smaller crop than usual produced rather jammy, easy to drink wines more...
1995 starstarstarstarstar drink now The first in a run of three wet harvests yielded agreeable yet light wines more...
1996 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Southern Oregon was less troubled by rain and turned out some good wines more...
1997 starstarstarstarstar drink now A poor vintage with few wines of note more...
1998 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Again the harvest was interrupted by rain but some fine, fruity wines were made more...
1999 starstarstarstarstar keep A good year for wines with sufficient structure to age well more...
2000 starstarstarstarstar keep The 2000 Pinot Noirs may represent Oregon at its typical best. Excellent aging ability. more...
2001 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Soft, fleshy wines that are approachable early more...
2002 starstarstarstarstar keep A particularly good year for Pinot Noir from the Willamette Valley—ripe and fruity with balancing acidity more...
2003 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Richly ripe but structured wines more...
2004 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Ripe style of Pinot Noir more...
2005 starstarstarstarstar keep Producers in the Willamette Valley say this vintage will be a return to finesse and elegance more...
2006 starstarstarstarstar keep Best wines will be on the lean side with good acidity, very structured flavour profiles - with moderate alcohol and excellent balance more...
2007 starstarstarstarstar drink soon Some great Pinot Noir from the best managed vineyards, combining the prettiness of the 2001s with some of the concentration of the 2005s. more...
2008 starstarstarstarstar keep Fresh, elegant, balanced Pinot Noir with fully developed flavours from those winemakers who reduced yields and harvested latest. Good ageing potential. more...