This is Cristom's entry-level Pinot, and it over-delivers in every regard. The texture, depth and detail of higher-priced vineyard designates are all here, matching brambly berry fruit and streaks of char and coffee grounds. Drink now through the early 2020s.
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.