Mostly from older vines, this crisp, herbal reserve doesn't bowl you over with sweet fruit or toasty oak; rather, it shows a more Burgundian side of the grape. It's reticent and leafy, with subtle flavors of earth and rock mixed in with tart pie cherries. Careful and sensitive winemaking does not overreach; the balance and elegance of the wine suggests that it could be cellared for a decade or more.
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.