Daedalus Cellars winemaker Aron Hess purchases fruit from a wide range of vineyards and here mixes fruit, clone and fermentation practices with exceptional skill. This is a tightly wound young wine, showing a solid core of sweet cherry fruit. Rather than broaden out into a lazy fatness, as so many California Pinots do, this resonates with lingering grace notes and firm acids through an extended finish.
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.