Much like Apolloni's Olivia Vineyard Pinot Noir, this acidic, astringent wine seems severely constrained. The winemaking is solid, the fruit leans hard on tart red berries, but the wine has a hard shell around it. More bottle age might open it up.
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.