The Vintner's Select is the winery's reserve-level Pinot Noir, and shows the most complexity. An aromatic mix of tea and dried roses leads into detailed flavors of tobacco, sassafras, cola and clean earth. The fruit is a tart blend of rhubarb and raspberry, and the balance is right on. This should drink well over the next 5–7 years.
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.