The winery's reserve Pinot is a substantial wine that clearly stands apart from its well-made budget bottle. (It should also be noted that, to the winery's credit, their reserve costs about what most Oregon budget bottles go for). This is vertically structured with mixed red fruits and nicely detailed whiffs and streaks of bark, earth, pepper and iron filings. It carries its compact flavors through a crisp and extended 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.