Purplish and youthful, this Pinot only grudgingly reveals scents of beet, root, earth and fresh-picked tomatoes. Despite several hours of airing, the flavors remain stubbornly closed, with hard tannins and an earthy finish. Needs considerable time. —P.G.
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.