It's fairly rare to find estate-grown Willamette Valley Pinot Noir in this price range. This one is all about forward black-raspberry fruit, perfectly ripened, with a palate-pleasing candied character. It thins out in the middle, but for near term consumption, that shouldn't dampen your pleasure.
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.