The winery has re-released this wine, providing a close look at how a properly-stored Pinot can age. In this instance, quite gracefully, and now drinking at a pleasing balance between youthful fruit and the autumnal flavors of older wines. Spicy cranberries and flavors of mellow baked berries and cherries come along with a streak of cola. It should drink well for another four or five years.
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: email@example.com.