It's rare to find Willamette Valley fruit (70%!) included in a Pinot Noir at this price. This well-made wine offers red-plum fruit, annotated with lemon, orange and tangerine. The impression is of substantial acidity, in a tasty young wine that punches through the palate with authority and verve.
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.