This new cuvée blends fruit from three of the top estate vineyards—Mark Bradford, Grace and Côte Sud. It's smooth and detailed, supple and quite delicious. Ripe red fruits, led by black cherry, are showcased in a setting rich with luxurious barrel flavors. The well-integrated highlights include toasted nuts, toasted coconut, butter and chocolate. The lushness that typifies all the winery's Pinots is on full display here, in a blend that can age for at least a decade, but is already in fine drinking condition.
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.