This wine seems to hark back to a time when Oregon really could lay claim to making Pinot Noirs that were truly Burgundian in style. Here you find that same elegance, the bright acids, the firm tannins, the tight red fruits, with a through line that suggests it is an ageworthy wine that is holding back more than it is showing, especially at this young age. Distinctive, beautifully structured, and worthy of its status.
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.