The recent vintages of Rex Hill Pinots tend to be big, ripe wines, at times just on the border of raisiny, with fleshy, effusive fruit flavors matched to plenty of toasty oak. Despite the high alcohol, these are enjoyable and even seductive wines. The red fruit flavors are sharp and angular, with spicy tobacco and pepper highlights.
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.