Here is a well-made, even-tempered effort, with no rough edges. It shows simple fruit flavors that display pure Pinot character, but add little in the way of texture or spice. In other words, it's perfect for slugging down with something from the grill. —P.G.
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.