In color and mouthfeel, this resembles Pinot Noir. It's moving quickly toward maturity, with soft, round flavors of strawberry pastry. The concentration and lingering finish are a plus. Drink up now through 2017.
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.