Aromas have a pleasing toastiness, built around pretty strawberry fruit. The mouthfeel is a bit granular, balanced and highlighted with flavors of cocoa and coffee. It offers a relatively good value in Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
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.