More austere and resinous than the regular 2005 bottling, the estate Pinot Noir is also tighter. It has green, leafy flavors and tannins that taste of tea, but there is complexity in the mixed tart red fruits and an underlying minerality that promises more development in the bottle. Decant or give it another few years in the cellar.
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.