A mix of clones is at work here, giving a dark, smoky wine with brambly berry fruit. Its tobacco, burnt toast, stem and slate scents and flavors are textured and detailed. It's a solid Oregon Pinot that can stand up to blackened salmon, roast pork or lamb.
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.