Precocious, a warm growing year that favored full physiological development but needed to be reined-in to truly sparkle.
A late spring and Indian summer bracketed a low-yield growing year, thus allowing wines of length, complexity and ripeness.
Jack be nimble…The best year in ten to favor producer over vintage, flavor over color, and elegance over bravado.
The second-warmest vintage on record delivered opulence if you could tame the dragon.
A classically cooler Oregon season, with lower yields driving structure and finesse.
Rain at flowering and some hot summer days led to a small but ripe vintage and readily accessible wines.
Fourteen growing days over 100 degrees delivered Oregon's most over-the-top vintage to date and required a deft balancing act between ripeness and acidity.
A textbook growing year delivered perhaps Oregon's best vintage to date.
A cooler growing season delivered elegant wines with good acidity.
A long moderate growing season gave complex and highly ageable wines on good acidity.
J.K. Carriere's first and one of Oregon's most highly regarded vintages built on the back of a long Indian summer.
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2009 Cellaring Guide