Fragrant, light and graceful, this inexpensive Oregon Pinot Noir does everything right. It does not try to be darker, riper, richer, or oakier than the grapes actually allow. The fruit is pleasing, with scents of cherry and rose petal, hints of pine, tart flavors of cranberry and lightly applied suggestions of earth and coffee.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: email@example.com.