In the $20 Pinot category, wines to love are few and far between. This is one of them. A beautiful nose opens with just the right mix of spice, leaf and roasted coffee. Substantially more concentrated than it has any right to be, the wine grips the palate with authority and hangs ten, letting you surf it into a broad, smoky, delightful 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: email@example.com.