Tightly-defined raspberry fruit, with sharp and vivid acidity against a backdrop of wet rock, characterizes this young Pinot Noir. The brightness and delicate definition suggests that there are unseen layers of flavor lurking beneath the youthful shell. Give this at least a half decade in the cellar.
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.