There has been a lot of negativity surrounding the 2007 vintage in Oregon. I’m happy to report that proof to the contrary is in the bottle! The 2007 vintage will answer all requests for lower alcohols. The wines are beautifully integrated and drinking much softer at an earlier age – that is to say these are beautifully nuanced wines that are enjoyable now. The vintage, though initially criticized by those with little understanding of year-long viticultural practices, has recently been lauded by more independent critics such as Jancis Robinson and Jay Miller.