These are the oldest Pinot vines on the property, planted in 1999. A mix of Pommard, Wadenswil and Dijon clones, they create a rather sharp, herbal wine, with earthy tannins and a hint of bitterness. Barrel aging adds some baking chocolate flavors, but additional bottle age is recommended.
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.