This young Pinot shows scents of beetroot and sassafras and forward fruit (from 50% whole-berry fermentation). Ripe cherry flavors and a bit of earth tell the story. In terms of balance, this is an excellent wine for the price. Best Buy. —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.