From organically grown (and certified) grapes, this tart, spicy, silky Pinot shows a lot of class and style. The fruit glides onto the palate, with a pleasing mix of cherries, berries, rhubarb and pomegranate. The acids and tannins are balanced and firm, and there are appropriate herbal components that let you know it's Pinot and not Zinfandel.
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.