This article posted at Wine Enthusiast by Paul Gregutt really struck home. I named this business Triangle Wine Country based on the classical elements of the earth and how these elements, over millions of years, have become the foundation for each vintage we know today. This is very true in Portland's backyard, the Willamette Valley, where Pinot Noir and other varietals can really express terroir. As Paul says, "Oregon wines are not set in stylistic stone; they are vintage-specific in the best sense. The vineyard and the producer are your most reliable guides to quality, not some generalized assessment of an entire vintage".
In summation, every year has good and bad wines. He's right.