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Brandborg Bench Lands Pinot Noir 2008, Oregon

Pinot noir

Cool Pacific air and fog drift up to the vineyards of Umpqua Valley, a region that lives in the shadow of Oregon's big Willamette Valley to the north, breeding the crisp spine that good pinot demands. The colour is so light it's easy to misconstrue this wine as inconsequential. But the flavour is balanced and complex. A supple texture carries delectable berry fruitiness and whiffs of underbrush, earth and smoked herbs.

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Beppi Crosariol writes about wine and spirits in the Globe Life and Style sections.He has been The Globe's wine and spirits columnist for more than 10 years. In the late 1990s, he also wrote a food trends column called The Biting Edge.Beppi used to cover business law for ROB and previously edited the paper's weekly technology section. More


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