Very good juice, but as with many of the seemingly endless single-vineyard Pinots from Erath, you can't help but wonder what might happen if some real blending took place? Cranberry and raspberry fruit, young and sharp, has not yet integrated to chocolaty barrel flavors. It's a wine split down the middle, with a chalky 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: email@example.com.