A splash of tart cherry introduces this charming Pinot Noir, which resemble a country wine from the nether reaches of Burgundy. The alcohol does not touch 13%, yet the flavors are here, with tart berries, a bit of stem, sharp tannins, and a medium-long finish. A great quaffer.
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.