This delicate wine, a medley of rose petals, cherries and a streak of cola, is labeled simply Oregon due to TTB regulations, but in fact is a single-vineyard effort from the Yamhill-Carlton AVA. It's pale and pretty, and seems to be on a fast track for aging. Drink now through 2017 and you're in for an elegant and complex Pinot.
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.