This Napa-based company has acquired some Oregon Pinot from a top vineyard, and made a tasty, nicely detailed wine with it. Scents and flavors conjure up plum, candied orange peel and baking spices, guaranteed to tickle the taste buds. It's a little bumpy in the finish, perhaps as a result of the long ride south taken by the grapes. Drink now while it's at its best.
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.