First planted in 1988, the Maple Ranch Pinot has a soft sweetness and a generous, open profile derived partly from the vintage and partly from an additional year of bottle time. Lush berry and chocolate flavors coat the palate; the wine finishes sweet, round and full-bodied. —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: email@example.com.