This is a four-barrel selection—a blend of wines made from four different clones aged in 50% new oak. Cola and cherry-candy flavors carry hints of orange peel and pink grapefruit. It's an elegant wine, a step or two more concentrated than the winery's regular Pinot Noir, with a suggestion of earthy beet root in the finish.
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.