A pale, pretty wine that's elegantly styled. It's a pleasure to encounter Pinot from Oregon that hasn't been placed on steroids, that isn't super sweet or the color of Zinfandel. In short, Pinot that looks and smells and tastes more like Burgundy. This is a very nice effort in that lighter style.
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.