The nose mixes interesting notes of beet, cola and crème caramel, and the wine is still quite young, unresolved and slightly prickly in the mouth. But there is good concentration and all the components for a fine Pinot, given a bit more time in bottle. —P.G.
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.