David Hill's top-of-the-line Pinot Noir really shines in 2008. Rich, ripe and loaded with plum and black cherry fruit, it threads in careful streaks of coffee and mocha, then a lingering trace of Grand Marnier-style liqueur, with candied citrus tang. Thoroughly delicious.
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.