A blend of barrels from three of the four estate vineyards, this toasty Pinot brings watermelon, strawberries and rhubarb pie fruit flavors along with black tea and cola. Though relatively light, it does not lack for flavor interest. A fine effort in a difficult year.
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.