Own-rooted Pommard clone Pinot Noir, planted in 1972, is the focal point for a wine rich in texture and detail. The mix of black fruits carries highlights of coffee and char, from aging for 20 months in a small percentage of new French oak. The finish sneaks up on you and lingers gracefully. As with all the Holloran wines, clarity and balance are first and foremost.
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.