A disappointing vintage for the estate vineyard. It's earthy and bitter, showing far too much of the tomato-leaf herbaceousness that can plague Oregon Pinot. Leafy and chalky through the finish, it is a charmless, herbal wine.
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.