Second harvest vines yield a rather light pinot. The color shows some unexpected tawniness; the wine seems heading for an early maturity. Scents are strongly in the tomato leaf quarter, and that overpowering note continues through the finish. This is not unusual for Oregon pinot, but seems to indicate vines that need more time to mature. Alcohol just 13.3 percent.
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.