It would be hard to find a better Oregon Pinot at this price. Clean, tart and nicely defined, the cherry and raspberry fruit shows some polish and sweetness at its core. Tannins are firm and a bit too big for the delicate fruit, but that's a minor quibble.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.