From the oldest planting in the estate (1999) this is a forward, loose-knit wine, with broad flavors of black cherry and cola. The streak of cola, often a component of Willamette Valley Pinot, really stands out here. Drink this soon, while it retains its youthful exuberance.
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.