2008 Oregon Pinot Noir Retrospective: A Classic Vintage Revisited (Wine Spectator)

At age 10, these Willamette Valley Pinots have shed their firm tannins yet retain their vitality

Andrea Johnson

The Mineral Springs Vineyard in Yamhill-Carlton was the source of one of Tony Soter’s brilliant 2008 Pinot Noirs.

Wine Spectator editor at large Harvey Steiman conducted a blind retrospective tastings of the 2008 vintage of Oregon Pinot Noirs, which debuted as one of the region’s best vintages ever. Here are his reviews, with scores, tasting notes and drink windows, on more than 30 top 2008 Oregon Pinot Noirs at age 10.


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