Oregon Pinot at the top of its game; firm and tannic, with a complex mix of berry-driven fruits and lively spices. There is plenty of midpalate concentration, power and length, as the fruit unwinds with blackberry, plum, anise and hints of herb. Dry, green-tea flavored tannins wrap it all into a tidy bundle.
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.