Give it time to breathe and lose the sulfurous scents of bottling. Pale copper in color, the wine shows some light, sweet cherry-scented Pinot character, both in the nose, and following through in the mouth. Big, round fruit flavors of cherry and berry are married to malted milk; a very nice kiss of cinnamon wraps up the 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.