How astonishing to find an Oregon Pinot Noir just under 13% alcohol that is fully ripe and fragrant with a perfect balance of fruit, herb and mineral. The young raspberry fruit flavors and overall lightness of this wine match beautifully with lox or smoked salmon. Despite its elegance, this strikes me as a wine that could turn out to be quite long-lived, given its impeccable balance.
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.