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A vintage of big powerful wines, with intense, deep colour, precise aromatic purity and excellent ageing potential. Merlots and Cabernets from California are especially successful. Pinot Noirs are soft, silky-textured and approachable.
A similar comment applies to Washington State reds, which seem very ripe and approachable, with lowish acidity and tannin levels.