Tannic and chewy, this Pinot seems to have over-reached itself. It's built like a Cabernet, muscular, dark, and earthy. Black cherry fruit is cloaked in cola and dark chocolate flavors. There's a lot going on here, just not in the varietal wheelhouse.
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.