This is rather light, given that it is the winery's top-tier Pinot Noir. It's a pleasant, fruity blend of ripe watermelon, strawberry and light cherry fruit. Though quite well balanced, it feels slightly dilute, and should be consumed over the next couple of years.
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.