Firm, ripe and very solid: a chunkier, more muscular style of Pinot Noir, somewhat reminiscent of Cabernet. There's good black cherry and boysenberry fruit, some milk chocolate and vanilla bean barrel flavors, and plenty of ripeness. Perfectly enjoyable right now, this is a good effort at this price point.
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.