Here is a young, forward Pinot bursting with flavors of fruit preserves, chocolate and cola. Still a bit hard and tannic, with a rough, grainy, tannic finish. But the power and muscle of this beast suggests it will improve with some time in the cellar; there is plenty of good raw material here.
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.