Tight and tannic when first opened, this 100% Pommard clone Pinot ultimately bursts open with black cherry and cassis fruit, a strong streak of cola, and notes of moist earth, chocolate and espresso. A firm through-line carries it into a dense finish, which has the authority and power to reward another decade at least of cellar time. Drink now through 2025.
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.