Juel fits comfortably in an emerging era for Oregon Pinot Noir. Native yeast fermentation adds texture and depth, and the wine's alcohol and oak aging reflect a deft hand at the controls. Its ripe fruit suggests jammy strawberry, and the acidity and tannins are perfectly balanced. The lovely mouthfeel brings tobacco, herb and grain details, completing the sophisticated picture.
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: email@example.com.