The Carabella vineyard shows its best stuff in 2004. Lovely aromas of fruit, cola, herb and cedar waft from the glass. Classic Pinot, elegant and complex right off the bat. Beautifully structured and harmonious, this wine is a lovely example of how the best Oregon wines straddle the line between the succulent fruit of California and the acid-driven structure of premier cru Burgundy.
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.