This is old-school Oregon Pinot, with plenty of pepper, wild thyme and hemp scents and flavors. Very tart cranberry fruit anchors the midpalate. Decanting will help to smooth it out.
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.