This has long been a top Oregon Pinot, and it shows its breeding in this tricky vintage. The nose is redolent of sweet, grapey cherries, aromatic and quite pretty. In the mouth extra dimensions emerge: fruit, mineral and earth. Balanced and tight, some additional cellaring will flesh it out and let it unwrap. Editors' Choice. —P.G.
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.